ICE Your Cell Phone

In Case of Emergency (ICE)
ICE is a new program that ensures emergency personnel can contact your family in case of emergency if you are injured or ill.

Simply put ICE in front of the name of your emergency contact in your cell phone.

Follow these tips to get the best out of ICE:
  • Make sure the person whose name and number you are giving has agreed to be your ICE partner.
  • Give your ICE partner a list of people they should contact on your behalf, including your place of work.
  • Make sure your ICE person's number is one that is easy to contact. For example, a home number could be useless if the person works full time.
  • Tell your ICE partner about any medical conditions that could affect your emergency treatment. For example, tell them your allergies or current medications.
  • If you are under 18, make sure your ICE partner is a parent or guardian authorized to make decisions on your behalf.
  • If your preferred contact is deaf, put ICETEXT, then the name of your contact before saving the number.
If your phone doesn't show the caller's name any more after entering your ICE contact, this is because your ICE contact is a duplicate entry of another contact in your phone. If you have 2 numbers that are the same, your phone won't know which 1 to display, so it will just show the number.

To resolve this, simply put in a * after the number under your ICE contact. It will still work and will fix the caller ID problem.