The worldwide emergency number for mobile cell phones is 112


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The worldwide emergency number for mobile cell phones is 112.

Answer:

In most of Europe and a few other countries, dialing 112 will connect you to the local emergency service provider

In North America, using a GSM phone, your call will be diverted to 911.

Most mobile phones do allow special emergency numbers to be dialed even when the phone does not have a SIM card or when the keypad is locked. Accurate information for this will be with the phones documentation and/or your Mobile service providers documentation.

112 is the GSM international standard emergency number which can only be dialled on digital mobile phones. 112 can be dialled anywhere in the world with GSM coverage and is automatically translated to that country’s emergency number.
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