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Re: 911 Question

Postby Lumin » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:34 am

jankupila wrote:One day my phone rang. I answered to the phone. There was young girl who said: I am from emergency service. There have been many calls to us from this number and no-one have spoken any world in these calls. Do you have an emergency? My phone had rung many calls itself because it was in my back pocket. I just said I'm sorry and ended the call. After that I have never put my phone to back pocket.


I believe the technical term for that is 'butt-dialing'. It happens more often than you'd think. Through the joy of time zones, on various occasions I've gotten to listen in to my aunt and uncle have exciting conversations about buying groceries or whether they should call a plumber or not...at 4am my time on a work night. :x

I also remember hearing a news story somewhere about some idiot teenager who accidentally dialed 911 in this way and then proceeded to have a conversation with his idiot friends about some shoplifting they'd just done. They were tracked down and arrested. 8)
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Re: 911 Question

Postby jankupila » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:42 pm

In Finland it's called 'pocket call'.
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