CWTA issues warning about using 3rd party Android VoIP apps, says some might be unable to dial 9-1-1

The CWTA (Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association) has put out a notice that some 3rd party VoIP (Voice over IP) Android apps, such as Skype and Viber, might have difficulty dialing 9-1-1.

The industry driven association wants to ensure that all Canadians are prepared for any emergency situation and are requesting Android users who have VoIP apps installed to enable the native dialer that originally came on the device (remove the default dialer settings in the respected apps in the Settings menu).

Most Canadian carriers have sent out messages to their customers informing them of the issue, plus the CWTA stated that “We are working with our partners (Google) to reach out to these app developers to fix this issue.”

Source: CWTA
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