911 fees will be charged against your cell phones in Missouri

(Jefferson City)–A new Missouri law will let counties start collecting fees on cell phones and wireless devices to help finance their 911 operations.

Zim Schwartze with the Springfield Greene County 911 Department says the measure will be helpful to the many counties that still fund their 911 services through landline fees.

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Missouri is currently the only state not collecting fees on wireless devices to help finance 911 operations, even though the overwhelming majority of 911 calls are made on cellphone.

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