Have you ever needed to get in touch with someone whose phone was on silent? A new Android app called UrgentCall makes sure you’re able to get through. UrgentCall lets you receive emergency calls from anywhere in the world, even if your phone is set on “do not disturb” or silent. Two dollars a month gets you 10 minutes of yearly UrgentCall time, and makes sure you answer your most important calls, no matter what. After downloading and setting up the app, you can pick up to ten contacts who you want to be able to reach you when there’s an emergency. These contacts then get a text with your special UrgentCall number. If one of them calls this special number, the app makes your phone ring endlessly – and gets louder and louder – until the call is answered. Whether you have little ones in school, a new teen driver or elderly parents, Urgent Call helps you to never again wonder, “What if…?”

Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Managing Partner at Palmer Advanced Media, a technology-focused strategic advisory practice that helps Fortune 500 companies and growth-stage companies with digital strategy, data science, marketing, branding, and business development. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert and a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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