112 calls are answered in 9 seconds. In addition to French, the calls can be answered in 40 languages thanks to the help of interpreters. It is not possible to call 112 from a mobile phone without a SIM card.
According to the latest E-communications household and telecom single market survey, 40% of French people know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.
The European emergency number 112 is not the only emergency number in France: