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(The Daily)   911 wants you to get your ass off the phone   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, emergency service, Northern Illinois University, East Los Angeles, usenet newsgroup  
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4881 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Oct 2012 at 12:14 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-10-11 02:15:24 PM  
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Seriously, let me lock out my phone of even emergency numbers. My daughter when she was 1 and 2 used to be terrible about grabbing phones and mashing buttons. More than once she has called 911. If I know she's going to do it I can activate Toddler Lock (awesome little program even though it eats your battery) on the Android, but I don't think blackberry has anything like that. The Blackberry I used to have would have a 'emergency number' button in the middle of the screen as soon as you activated it when it was locked. At least the one I have now you have to unlock it with the same button you locked it with.

Y'all put in regulations that said that emergency numbers can't be locked out. Well, now deal with the consequences.
2012-10-11 12:32:48 PM  
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Part of the reason is the retarded design of cell phones. I personally have accidentally dialed 911 because when locked, 911 is the only number the phone will still let you dial. The result is that if you mash your buttons a bunch of times, for example 518315900615165881165165 .... it will ignore every number except the 518315900615165881165165 and thusly dial 911. Fairly retarded.

My new phone doesnt do this, but I imagine a lot still do.
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