WPS 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 wireless network is congested and the probability of completing a normal call is reduced.
During emergencies cellular networks 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 emergency calls.
WPS 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.
Wireless Priority Service (WPS) is widely available from AT&T, Cellcom, C Spire, GCI, SouthernLINC, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon Wireless. Cellular service providers voluntarily participate in the WPS program.
WPS users will be responsible for:
A compilation of GETS and WPS forms and related reference materials.