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Old 02-28-2008, 11:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there an emergency key or button or something that calls 911? I have on two seperate occasions accidentally called 911 while my Pearl was in my pocket and keys not locked. The police called me back both times and left a message saying I called 911. There is no record of this in my phone log. So, I assume there must be an emergency key. I looked through the Pearl manual and saw no mention.
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is there an emergency key or button or something that calls 911? I have on two seperate occasions accidentally called 911 while my Pearl was in my pocket and keys not locked. The police called me back both times and left a message saying I called 911. There is no record of this in my phone log. So, I assume there must be an emergency key. I looked through the Pearl manual and saw no mention.
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yea the device doesnt store 911 emergency calls in the phone log. there is an emergency call button but that is only when the device is locked.
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh right. Sometimes that comes uo when it is locked. That is so stupid. So, it's locked in my pocket and still making calls I don't want to make. Great design.
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh right. Sometimes that comes uo when it is locked. That is so stupid. So, it's locked in my pocket and still making calls I don't want to make. Great design.
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actually though to make an emergency call when its locked you have to confirm it like 2 times. so when you hit the make emergency call button it will ask you if you really want to and again i think. so it would be kinda hard to accidently hit those exact keys to make that call.
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Why is that needed at all? Is it so hard to unlock the phone and then dial 911?
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Why is that needed at all? Is it so hard to unlock the phone and then dial 911?
Think bigger.
What if YOU are injured or unconscious... say as the result of auto accident...
Maybe a bystander comes to your aid but doesn't have a phone of their own, but you do.

How would someone who didn't know your unlock code dial 911?
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Think bigger.
What if YOU are injured or unconscious... say as the result of auto accident...
Maybe a bystander comes to your aid but doesn't have a phone of their own, but you do.

How would someone who didn't know your unlock code dial 911?
this is exactly one of the reasons that its there penguin I had this very thing happen to me when I was in my accident. I have my device locked at all times, with my ICE (In case of emergency) numbers right on the front. 911 can (in some areas) and will call an emergency contact (which can be viewed on the screen before call) to notify them of an accident. The paramedics that arrived when i was in an accident used my ICE information to notify my contacts that i was being taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
Its not always about you using your phone. you may also not have time to hit 1-10 keys to dial your password, then hit 9-1-1 then send. hitting the trackball, emergency call, yes is much faster in an emergency.
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I'd like this feature removed as well.

There has got to be some way to edit it in the software.
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'd like this feature removed as well.

There has got to be some way to edit it in the software.
Yeah, emergency calling is such a drag.

Simply unbelievable.
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'd like this feature removed as well.

There has got to be some way to edit it in the software.
Not likely as this is a feature required by the FCC

hell it just makes good sense
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i dont get it either. when you push a key, it tells you right on the screen "Press * and Talk to Unlock", not like its a secret code combination to unlock the phone. I was hoping somebody wrote an app or something that took the emergency call thing out as well, just too easy to accidently do, even though you have to press the button twice. I've only been on the boards a week here and already heard of 2 people doing it.
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i dont get it either. when you push a key, it tells you right on the screen "Press * and Talk to Unlock", not like its a secret code combination to unlock the phone. I was hoping somebody wrote an app or something that took the emergency call thing out as well, just too easy to accidently do, even though you have to press the button twice. I've only been on the boards a week here and already heard of 2 people doing it.

did you even read the whole thread before posting? as previously said its and FCC regulation to have E911. besides you might actually have to use it one day and when you need to call 911 and its a real emergency those extra seconds you have to spend typing in your password and pressing 9 1 1 and send might be the difference between life and death.
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
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OKAY ALL. I'VE SEEN A TON OF DIFFERENT POSTS HERE ABOUT HOW PEOPLE ARE MAKING 911 EMERGENCY CALLS NOT EVEN KNOWING THEY HAVE FROM THEIR POCKET.

HERE IS THE SOULTION TO FIX THIS. IT'S SIMPLE.
IF THIS HAPPENS TO YOU ( LIKE IT HAS TO ME 4++ TIMES)
YOU HAVE YOUR PHONE IN YOUR POCKET, IN LOCK MODE , ( IE IT'S LOCKED)
THEN WHILE WALKING YOUR TRACKBALL( THE LITTLE INDEXING BUTTON) CLICKS ON, IF IT'S HIT TWICE YOU NOW HAVE 3 OPTIONS " unlock, emergency call, or , cancel) UNBENOUNCED TO YOU , IT SCROLLS TO THE CENTER BUTTON ( emergency call) IF IT'S HIT TWICE IT MAKES THE CALL, DOSEN'T SHOW UP ON YOUR CALL LOG AND YOU HAVE JUST NOW DIALED 911 FROM YOUR POCKET WITH OUT EVEN KNOWING YOU HAVE DONE SO.

I have done my homework on this one including trying to create a password to unlock it, ( after a very unhelpful 2 hour phone call to AT&T) which did not work and you cant un program it from the device itself.
Also to all of you out there who say The FCC requires this option ( which is true all phones must beable to call 911 weather you have service or not, they do) but they dont require it to be a function like it is on this particular phone , otherwise all phones would require this to be a function, as well this problem of randomly calling 911, finally and the poor 911 dispatchers would have millions of " Pocket Phone Calls Daily"
After all that here is the soultion: And trust me it works.
Try this link:
Europheus » Blog Archive » BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Tips

Key Lock and Emergency Calls
The Pearl, like most phones includes a key lock feature so that you can put the phone in your pocket or purse without pressing buttons. However the Pearl includes an “Emergency Call” feature which can get activated while in your pocket or purse. This feature can be launched by the track ball which remains unlocked while in key lock mode. To avoid calling 911 from your pocket, don’t use the key lock feature. Instead use the standby mode by holding the mute button on top of the phone. This mode will put your phone to sleep and lock all keys and the track ball. It will save your battery life and you will still receive phone calls and message notifications. To bring your phone out of standby mode, simply press the mute button
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see message above it does work>

Europheus » Blog Archive » BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Tips

Key Lock and Emergency Calls
The Pearl, like most phones includes a key lock feature so that you can put the phone in your pocket or purse without pressing buttons. However the Pearl includes an xxx8220;Emergency Callxxx8221; feature which can get activated while in your pocket or purse. This feature can be launched by the track ball which remains unlocked while in key lock mode. To avoid calling 911 from your pocket, donxxx8217;t use the key lock feature. Instead use the standby mode by holding the mute button on top of the phone. This mode will put your phone to sleep and lock all keys and the track ball. It will save your battery life and you will still receive phone calls and message notifications. To bring your phone out of standby mode, simply press the mute button
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Europheus » Blog Archive » BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Tips

Key Lock and Emergency Calls
The Pearl, like most phones includes a key lock feature so that you can put the phone in your pocket or purse without pressing buttons. However the Pearl includes an xxx8220;Emergency Callxxx8221; feature which can get activated while in your pocket or purse. This feature can be launched by the track ball which remains unlocked while in key lock mode. To avoid calling 911 from your pocket, donxxx8217;t use the key lock feature. Instead use the standby mode by holding the mute button on top of the phone. This mode will put your phone to sleep and lock all keys and the track ball. It will save your battery life and you will still receive phone calls and message notifications. To bring your phone out of standby mode, simply press the mute button
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This thread is hilarious.
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