If you're in an emergency, you call 911. But what if you're in a situation where making a call would put you in danger? What if you're deaf and can't call? Starting next year, Verizon customers will be able to text to 911 instead of calling... Ed Price of the interactive media technology center at Georgia Tech says Verizon might be rushing it. Ed Price: From my own judgment, I think they're doing a solution that is quick to market that doesn't solve all of the fundamental problems. Moe: what kind of problems? Price: So, when you call 911 via phone line or even from your mobile phone, the 911 center knows where you're at. When you send a text message, the system does not know where you're at. So, you have to be able to text the 911 center your exact location, which if you're injured or in distress you may not always know. No one has come up with a complete solution to that yet.