“In Case of Emergency.” or ICE
This program was first developed in England and is spreading to the United States. Very simply, cell phone users make an entry into their cell phone’s address book with the indicator: ICE which stands for “In Case of Emergency.”
ICE numbers listed in a cell phone address book should contain the phone numbers of individuals the subscriber would like to have contacted in the event of an emergency.
This entry should be made specific by denoting the ICE entry as: ICE MOM, ICE DAD, etc. for quicker reference. Subscribers are encouraged to make more than one ICE entry in their address book in the event that ICE entries cannot be reached.
The ICE program aids in times of emergencies and can facilitate the return of a lost cell phone.