U.S. Cellular Reminds Parents to Program 'In Case of Emergency' Numbers

Aug. 18, 2010

When school starts and kids’ schedules take them from the classroom to afterschool activities, giving them a cell phone helps them stay connected to their parents. U.S. Cellular recommends programming ICE, In Case of Emergency, into your child’s phone. ICE numbers allow parents to be contacted quickly in the event of an emergency, and it’s what emergency personnel look for in wireless phone contact lists when someone needs help.

 

To program, simply enter the letters I-C-E in front of the name or title, such as “ICE Sheila” or “ICE Mom.”

 

“Storing ICE contacts in your child’s cell phone is simple and provides parents added peace of mind when their kids are away from home,” said Laurie Poellinger, U.S. Cellular’s director of sales in Wisconsin.

 

While the hope is that you’ll never need emergency help, it’s important to have ICE numbers in your phones. U.S. Cellular offers the following tips on using ICE to protect you and your family:

 

Make sure each person whose name and number you enter as an ICE contact has agreed to be an “In Case of Emergency” contact.

 

- Make sure the ICE contact’s number is one that’s easy to reach. For example, use the contact’s cell number instead of a landline if they work away from home.

 

- Make sure the ICE contact knows about any medical conditions that could affect emergency treatment for the individual such as allergies or current medication.

 

- If the cell phone user is under 18, the ICE contact should be a parent or guardian authorized to make decisions on the individual’s behalf.

 

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