The Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS) supports national leadership; Federal, State, local, tribal and territorial governments; and other authorized national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) users. It is intended to be used in an emergency or crisis situation when the landline network is congested and the probability of completing a normal call is reduced.
During emergencies, the public telephone network can experience congestion due to increased call volumes and/or damage to network facilities, hindering the ability of national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) personnel to complete calls
GETS supports Federal, State, local, tribal and territorial governments; critical infrastructure sectors in industry; and non-governmental organizations in performing their national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) missions.
There is no charge to subscribe to GETS; the only charge for GETS is usage. GETS calls are currently billed at a rate of 7 to 10 cents per minute (depending on the carrier and other factors) for calls within the United States and its territories,
A compilation of GETS and WPS forms and related reference materials.