At this time, some 911 calls from cell phones are not getting through to Hillsborough County emergency dispatchers. The extent out of the outage is still unclear, but callers with some cell phone providers are receiving a fast-busy tone. Some are not. Landlines are not affected.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Tampa Police and Fire Rescue report restored 911 service after on-going issues with callers using cell phone receiving a fast-busy tone. Landlines are not affected.
If you ever try to call emergency services and have problems getting through, use one of the following options:
• Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office: (813) 247-8200
• Hillsborough County Fire Rescue (including medical calls) (813) 272-5665
• Temple Terrace Police, Fire, and Medical: (813) 989-7110
In the City of Tampa, call the Tampa Police non-emergency number at (813) 231-6130. For fire or medical emergencies, call (813) 232-6805.