Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 3, 2014

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…?”

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).