It is possible to call 112 from a mobile phone even without a SIM card. The average time to answer a 112 call is 16 seconds. The calls are answered in Greek as well as English, Arabic and Russian.
According to the latest E-communications household and telecom single market survey, 58% of Cypriots know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.
The European emergency number 112 works alongside 199 as the emergency number in Cyprus.
For disabled people, there is specific help:
- Special equipment is provided to blind people.
- Deaf people can communicate with other telephone customers using a Telefax machine or the SMS.