112 emergency access from mobiles in the UK

The EU has launched a website to promote 112 as the pan Europe emergency number. One interesting point it highlights is that unlike some other countries, including France and Germany, the UK does not allow national roaming for 112. National 112 roaming would mean that if there’s no coverage on your mobile network you would be able to call 112 on another network that did have coverage. Also, in the UK you cannot call 112 from a handset without a SIM card, unlike others, including Denmark and Spain. Addressing both areas would enhance the 112 service and improve personal safety in some circumstances.

Wonder what OFCOM’s view is on these issues. I’ll ask the question.

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