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With Growing Cell Phone Use, ‘Butt Dials’ To 911 Also Rising

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mz66

over 2 years ago

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Source: CBS Chicago


December 02, 2011


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  • Crumb_passin_thru_02_1__max50

    mz66

    over 2 years ago

    3852 Comments

    Exactly, TheSarge--when I got one of those new fangled phones 2 years ago I did that immediately because it allowed me to dispense with the belt clip. I always had problems with belt clips. Phones would hook on something and fall next to the car seat or somewhere worse when I was using the commode.

    However, that only works if you have the right phone. Some phones will activate the unlock screen without that top button push and then after a number of incorrect password attempts by your butt or thigh, it will present a button for making an emergency call and then the person's butt or thigh is all too happy to oblige. This is partly a software design problem that some phone manufacturers need to be convinced to fix.

  • Ggb_max50

    TheSarge

    over 2 years ago

    1450 Comments

    Suggestion: I used to do a lot of these butt calls.

    Then I just remembered what I used to do with our regular home phone: Hang it up.

    I am not talking about ending a call. Actually hit the button on the top of the phone that blackens the screen, which, in essence, 'hangs' up the phone. I am down to 0% butt call since I've done that protocol.

  • Me2_max50

    bstites

    over 2 years ago

    1028 Comments

    I call it "pocket dialing". cause i dont know anyone that puts their phone in their back pocket. But 1/5 calls, thats WAY too many...

  • Crumb_passin_thru_02_1__max50

    mz66

    over 2 years ago

    3852 Comments

    "Does this accidental 911 call make my butt look big?"

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