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Safety tip: Do you have ICE on your cell phone? You should...

I had never heard of this. Thank you so much for this information. I am going to follow these instructions. We never know when it could save our lives. Thank you so very much!

Safety Tip:   Do you have ICE on your cell phone? You should...

ICE on your cell phone -- not your cell phone on ice

This is not the same as having your phone on ice. ICE is an acronym for In Case of Emergency.

This idea has been around for a number of years, yet not everyone is adapting.

The reason for ICE on your phone is to help emergency first responders if you are unable to talk in a situation. Without this information first responders are unable to communicate with persons that may need to know about your status. Your phone is frozen like it's on ice.

In today's world, almost everyone has a cell phone with them at all times. If you are unable to communicate in an accident, a first responder can look in your phone, find the ICE contact and call that person to alert them to what is happening. It's to your advantage to have this contact information in your phone.

Think of it like car insurance. You always have it. You hope you never need it. But when the time comes to use it, you're glad you've got it.

Putting ICE on your cell phone is simple. Go to your contacts list. Create a new contact. Put the letters ICE as the first name with a hyphen and the name of the person to contact. Then add their phone number.

Maybe you want to have multiple contacts. Your spouse. Your Children. Your parents. You could have more than one and simply enter them as ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 and so on.Go ahead and take a minute. Add ICE to your cell phone today.

An ounce of prevention, is worth a pound of cure.


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Comment balloon 13 commentsDeb Brooks • August 23 2011 01:18AM


I do have this, but many people see it and don't know what it means. Thanks for sharing as this is very important.

Posted by Sandy Wagner, Short Sale Specialist Tacoma, WA, and Gig Harbor, (RE/MAX Professionals 253.225.8322) over 9 years ago

Sandy, it would only matter if the first responders know to look for it. I wonder if they always do? This is important. You're welcome.


Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 9 years ago

Hi Deb...great tip for all of us to adhere to..thanks for sharing.

Posted by Ronald DiLalla, No. Orange Cty Real Estate (Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824) over 9 years ago

Another safety tip - in our office, we have a code word, "red file."  So, if an agent is showing property and a client gets creepy, she calls the office and asks the floor agent for some info from a file on her desk, the "red file."  The office agent knows that she is in trouble, and we send an agent or call the police to the address of the house she is showing.

Posted by Jeff Ragan, Luxury Agent, Northern California (Ming Tree, Realtors Real Living) over 9 years ago

Very nice customer service announcement.  That is the tip of the day.

Posted by Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team (Elite Home Sales Team OC) over 9 years ago

I did it and I feel better.  Thanks for the tip.

Posted by Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247 (TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team) over 9 years ago
I hadn't heard of this either...will do it today..thanks for reblogging this, glad I saw it.
Posted by Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group, Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate (Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates) over 9 years ago

Good morning Deb-I had heard about this but haven't done it. Will today. Have a super day

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

Wow, I never thought of that.  Thanks so much for sharing!

Posted by Cathy Criado, Making Real Estate Profitable (Criado Realty ) over 9 years ago

I have heard of this but have not done so.  Great reminder to do this today.  Thanks for this.

Posted by Paula McDonald, Ph.D., Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Beam & Branch Realty) over 9 years ago

Hello Deb and this is some great information, thanks for sharing it with us and I will look more into it when I get some free time!

VB ;o)

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz over 9 years ago

Deb, good idea to let more people know.  I have my husband and my son as ICE on my phone.  Now because of this, I'm thinking I also need to add my daughter.

Posted by Linda K. Mayer, Realtor, SRES, SoCAL, A REALTOR YOU CAN TRUST (License # 01767321) over 9 years ago

Deb, thank you for re-blogging this and sharing it with your readers.

Posted by Craig Snead, Real Estate Investor (Quality Home Investments, LLC / Dearborn Heights, MI) over 9 years ago