Those three little numbers we all know, but desperately hope we never have to dial, were playing hard to get Wednesday for a select few Houstonians.
AT&T users around town and across the country reportedly were without 911 services for about two hours.
Houston authorities reported the outage around 8 p.m., and HPD Chief Art Acevedo was quick to tweet the long-form emergency services number: 713-884-3131.
Around 10 p.m., AT&T tweeted the issue was resolved.
While no serious problems arose during the glitch, one Reddit user shared details of a crazy evening where a quick call to 911 could have made all the difference:
A few commentators had a few thoughts on KolyaVolk’s situation:
Definitely add that to the emergency number list on the fridge for the babysitter.