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I'm getting an Inmarsat phone for my time around San Pedro de Atacama in Chile to help me with emergencies.

What number do I dial if I have an issue?

I know 133 is the emergency number, but I don't think that works given my phone is a satellite phone.

I read that I need to look up the local police phone numbers, but that information is not published anywhere online!

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    133 is the Police number in Chile, 131 is Ambulance and 132 Fire. – Chenmunka Mar 7 '18 at 11:16
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Here is what I found for most countries,

If you have an Inmarsat satellite phone:

  1. You will need to obtain the full international access code, country code, and phone number for the local fire, police, or ambulance depending upon the nature of the emergency and store it in your contacts.

How to call emergency numbers from your Sat Phone

and for the specific numbers for Chile.

Note: I have not tested this, but the numbers should be correct.

  • Are these numbers (133, 131...) any use given they're not local numbers and only work if you're on the network which I am not – Joe Mar 7 '18 at 21:13
  • @Joe The first source says you need full international access code, country code, and phone number for the local fire, police, or ambulance to make the call in addition to the Chile specific numbers – Reinstate Monica Mar 7 '18 at 23:34
  • its hard to find those when you don't speak spanish... – Joe Mar 8 '18 at 16:07
  • @Joe See edits ,.... – Reinstate Monica Mar 10 '18 at 4:02

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