HOW MANY PORT ELIZABETH AND SURROUNDS RESIDENTS HAVE JOINED THE SOS GROUP ON TELEGRAM?
SHOULD YOU NEED HELP IN A DESPERATE / LIFE THREATENING SITUATION – THIS IS THE GROUP WHERE YOU GET HELP.
THE GROUP ONLY HAS ABSOLUTE EMERGENCIES POSTED ON IT, SO IT IS VERY QUIET, NO CONSTANT BEEPING OF YOUR PHONE!!!
IMPORTANT – BEFORE TRYING TO DOWNLOAD THE SOS APP – MAKE SURE YOU HAVE DOWNLOADED THE TELEGRAM APP FROM GOOGLE PLAY STORE
I would like to urge all Port Elizabeth/Uitenhage/Despatch citizens to join this group. It is there to assist you in an emergency.
A new LIFESAVING group has been started for Port Elizabeth and I have been asked to post the details so that as many people as possible can be reached to join this group. A short description with the link (simply type the link on your phone and you will be taken directly to it):
Please use the link below to join a group which has taken off like crazy!! This group has strict rules – NO CHATTING – ONLY….. YES ONLY EMERGENCIES – as the name suggests. There are already a lot of role players on the group, but more will be added. The general idea of this group is that if you have an emergency – all you need do is send a voice note with your location (pin – if possible – alternatively give correct location verbally / typed) – and what the problem is. An example – someone breaks into your home and you cannot get to your panic button – all you do is lock yourself in a room and send the details to the group. You will have immediate assistance from one or more – SAPS, Armed Response companies, EMS etc. Should you break down on the road and you need help, same scenario – send a message to the group simply stating your location, make of vehicle, reg number and help will be dispatched immediately. This will apply to all emergencies – heart attacks, falls, anything where you desperately need help QUICKLY!!
This has been started on an app, which if you do not have it you can download it from the app stores (Google Play Store etc.) – it is called TELEGRAM. You will find it with the icon which is a thin white circle with a blue inner and a white ‘paper plane’ in the blue section of circle. Telegram is similar to WhatsApp, however groups are much, much bigger which suites this new group perfectly.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL neighbourhood watches are invited to join and to spread the word among their neighbourhoods. This group does NOT take the place of the neighbourhood watch at all, it compliments it.
INTERESTING NOTE REGARDING TELEGRAM APP – PLEASE TAKE NOTE:
NOTE: Huawei and Xiaomi devices have evil task killer services that interfere with the Telegram notification service. For our notifications to work, you need to add Telegram to allowed apps in those devices’ security settings. Huawei: Phone Manager App > Protected Apps > Add Telegram to the list. Xiaomi: Services > Security > Permissions > Autostart, find Telegram and enable autostart.
PLEASE JOIN THIS GROUP – IT IS GOING TO BE LIFESAVING!! AND SHARE WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.