YEREVAN, March 12. / ARKA /. Armenia’s Public Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC) has approved a decision today on increasing the accessibility of emergency phone numbers 911 and 112.
Under the decision subscribers of three mobile operators in Armenia will be able to make free emergency calls regardless of the fact whether the area is covered by their operator, Gevork Gevorkyam head of PSRC department in charge of telecommunication services, told ARKA.
He said although some of the operators have introduced this method, from now it becomes mandatory for all operators.
Gevorgyan said all the three mobile operators are required to notify their subscribers about this change through their offices, websites and media.
He also said that soon this requirement will extend also to calls to police (102) and ambulance service (103). Emergency phone number 112 was adopted by the government in accordance with European standards in 2010. The number 911 was approved in 2011. It is in tune with US standards. -0-