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*77

Discussion in 'Just Shootin' The Breeze' started by DEI8, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. DEI8

    DEI8 Supporting Member

    Anybody else get this E-mail. Has anyone tried it or have used it.


    DO NOT USE *77 IN MASSACHUSETTS. USE 911 ON YOUR MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE FOR EMERGENCIES (~Crvtte65)


    I knew about the red light on cars, but not the *77
    It was about 1:00 p.m in the afternoon, and Lauren was driving to visit a friend.. An UNMARKED police car pulled up behind her and put his lights on.. Lauren's parents have always told her never to pull over for an unmarked car on the side of the road, but rather to wait until they get to a gas station, etc.


    Lauren had actually listened to her parents advice, and promptly called
    *77 on her cell phone to tell the police dispatcher that she would not pull over right away. She proceeded to tell the dispatcher that there was an unmarked police car with a flashing red light on his roof top behind her.. The dispatcher checked to see if there were police cars where she was and there weren't, and he told her to keep driving, remain calm and that he had back up already on the way..

    Ten minutes later 4 cop cars surrounded her and the unmarked car behind her. One policeman went to her side and the others surrounded the car behind. They pulled the guy from the car and tackled him to the ground. The man was a convicted rapist and wanted for other crimes...

    I never knew about the
    *77 Cell Phone Feature, but especially for a woman alone in a car, you should not pull over for an unmarked car.. Apparently police have to respect your right to keep going to a safe place.

    *Speaking to a service representative at ** Bell ** Mobility confirmed
    that *77 was a direct link to State trooper info.

     
  2. Eagle13

    Eagle13 #FYPM

    *77 or *SP on your wireless phone is another form of 911 that is routed to the state police.
     
  3. Duramax911

    Duramax911 MassCops Member

    *77 (*SP) or *677 (*MSP) should not be used to report incidents like that. Yes, they are routed to the State Police, however the GPS information from the mobile phone can not be captured. Any suspicious vehicle or other roadway emergency should be reported via 911. If you notice the signs along every major highway in the commonwealth has been changed to "Dial 911 for Emergencies" rather than *SP or *MSP
     
  4. Eagle13

    Eagle13 #FYPM

    Good to know, that way the E911 features work.
     
  5. Duramax911

    Duramax911 MassCops Member

    Exactly, there is nothing more frustrating than trying to figure out where someone is when they still use the *MSP or *SP when if they dialed 911 the GPS information would be right on the screen
     
  6. Simon

    Simon Guest

    amazes me that a TROOPER doesnt know that..................
     
  7. PBiddy35

    PBiddy35 New Member

    Yes, very frustrating CHAINLETTER. They're almost all fake/exaggerated/fear-mongering.

    *77 and *MSP are very frustrating. All *77 go to MSP GHQ Framingham and all *MSP go to SP Northampton dispatch. It is an antiquated system that still goes to a 911 call-taker, but not the appropriate region (troop). The State has been trying to STOP people from using this method through PSAs and sign changing for some time now and eventually it will not be in service anymore. Unfortunately in Rhode Island especially *77 is touted as the number to report drunk drivers / breakdowns and they have PSAs and signs encouraging the use of it. While the number of this calls continually decreases, the southeast of the state hears alot of Rhode Island radio and continue to use it.
     
  8. L4G81

    L4G81 MassCops Member

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DO NOT CALL *77. If you are in a serious, serious emergency and call that, no one can call you back, do a call trace or HELP YOU IF YOU DISCONNECT. There have been rapes in progress in the past, serious domestics, suicides.. YOU NAME IT. and if there is no call back info? No help. POSSIBLY a phase 2 location, IF YOU ARE LUCKY but that is all. Let everyone know to NOT call *77 anymore ... it is an old line.

    ******************DIAL 911 ALWAYS*************************
     
  9. Simon

    Simon Guest

    oh yah..... the old Phase 2 location.....:rolleyes:

    Sorry, we only have ONE Phase at the mall. It's called Code BROWN !!!!!!!
     
  10. L4G81

    L4G81 MassCops Member

    Please leave out how you guys get stuck cleaning the bathrooms on your "details" .. kthxbye.

     
  11. fra444

    fra444 MassCops Member

    LMFAO!! :L: :L: I absolutely LOVE that!!! Thanks mtc!
    I dont want big brother finding me! You keep tryin to get your info for the man!!!
    Sorry brother but that would definately be a Phase 2. Phase 1 is a golden color! ;)
    OH! Thats right I dont have a cell................ I'm a pot hole!
     
  12. L4G81

    L4G81 MassCops Member

    You have SERIOUS issues .. that is ALL I am going to say. Oh that and I'm going to carry a gun when I go out with you and Stbbrn in the future. HAHAHA. ;) Thanks for the laughs Fra .. AS ALWAYS.

     
  13. Crvtte65

    Crvtte65 Moderator


    Oh noooo... you're tire's all flat an junk!
     
  14. DEI8

    DEI8 Supporting Member

    Exuse the FUCK out of me.

    So if you wanna take cheap shots.

    I am a Trooper and you are not so suck on that.
     
  15. L4G81

    L4G81 MassCops Member

    WHOA, WHOA, WHOA .. the language, attitude and "who's balls are bigger then who's"... are NOT necessary ... really ... take a joke for christ sake.


     
  16. OfficerObie59

    OfficerObie59 Public Trough Feeder

    Wow, a little touchy are we?

    Lighten up, Francis.
     
  17. DEI8

    DEI8 Supporting Member

    Yea I am a little touchy.

    Normally everything rolls off my back, I can take about anything.

    BUT

    I am on about five doses of Tylenol Cold, half a container of vicks three days into the PIG flu. plus three kids 7,5,3 plus a wife with the same sucking the life out of you HOG flu.
     
  18. kttref

    kttref New Member


    Then I recommend getting off the computer taking a break and taking a nap. Come back when you're more cheery.
     
  19. DEI8

    DEI8 Supporting Member


    Soon. been sleeping on and off for three days. Trying to set a new avatar. :)
     
  20. Simon

    Simon Guest

    1) Stealing Obie's road jobs.......
    2) Shitting on and giving a complex to a MALL COP ?????
    3) ...

    What's NEXT Trooper DEI8?
     
  21. DEI8

    DEI8 Supporting Member


    1. It's not me trying to steel Obies road jobs....

    2. Got no issues with anyone who wants to be a mall cop. If you like your job then thats the best job in the world.

    3. You tell me whats next Mr Sniper.
     
  22. Irish Wampanoag

    Irish Wampanoag Subscribing Member



    DEI8 Dont let SNAPPER HEAD get to you. He once accused me of divulging information before it hit the media...Now he is known by me as Snapper

    PS good post I did not realize the difference in the two cell phone emergency numbers...
     
  23. Simon

    Simon Guest

    Jeesh. You still losing sleep over THAT ??????? :clock:

    Is there a statute of limitations on Masscops ballbusting ???
     
  24. L4G81

    L4G81 MassCops Member

    D.R.A.M.A ....... <sigh>
     
  25. 7costanza

    7costanza Supporting Member

    If * 77 doesnt work try *V*
     

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