Tuesday, December 1, 2009

An Announcement and a Warning

We all know that all phones are required to dial 911, even with no plan.  If it has battery power and can see a cell site, it WILL call 911.  Federal law.

Did you know that a key-locked phone will also call 911 if you hold down the 9 key?  Yes.  It will.  No, don't try it- Mimi's already done that for you.

The sheriff's office didn't think it was very funny when they called back!

7 comments:

Ticia said...

Oh no! I hope he was at least somewhat understanding.

Mama Papaya said...

Such a helpful child. Making a mental note to stop allowing my helpful children to play with the phone.

Aunt LoLo said...

Oh! I had forgotten about that! I was so vigilant when BBJ was a baby...thanks for the warning! (And, um...glad there was no REAL emergency?)

Casey said...

Oh my! Thanks for the warning. I had no idea and am surprised that we haven't had that happen yet!

Teresa said...

yikes =)

One Year Older and Wiser Too said...

HeeHeeHee.... not funny I suppose... but I love they way you write Mary! Good info to know. :-)

urban craft said...

I, too, have found that out the hard way. Here's me arguing with the 911 operator, "But my son could not have possibly called 911, the phone was locked and he's only 1." Apparently this happens ALL the time. When are the cell phone companies going to let the rest of the general public know?