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