Call dropped during 911 call...

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  1. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

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    Gee, thanks iPhone. I sure hope that building didn't burn down. Good thing it wasn't an armed robbery or a heart attack or anything...
     
  2. archesdevil macrumors 6502

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    I bet someone from Apple even started the fire. :rolleyes:
     
  3. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    Prob Stevo
     
  4. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, no phone has ever dropped a call before the iPhone. If you want to rely on a wireless phone for emergency calls, avoid the iPhone!
     
  5. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    If it makes you feel any better, my RAZR dropped a 911 call as well. A little disconcerting, yes, but it could happen to anyone with any phone.

    Surely you were able to call back...
     
  7. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Funny! I would say if you need a phone that is more reliable, turn off 3G until everything is sorted out. Historically many PDA's are junky phones and 3G is a newish technology for some. I don't think the wifey has ever dropped a call on her original iPhone, and neither have I using my iPhone 3G on Edge.

    No disrespect intended for the OP, but anyone who uses these forums should assume that for now a 3G phone call is a roll of the dice. It shouldn't be that way, but it is.
     
  8. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. On 3G, I've dropped a couple of calls but no more than my other 3G phones. I usually leave 3G off on my iPhone, though, and I haven't dropped a call with EDGE, yet.

    ETA: If it wasn't obvious in my previous post, I was being facetious.
     
  9. mcflirty99 macrumors member

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    heard it costs like $50 per call to 911

    is this true?

    this is why i never call 911 for people
     
  10. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

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    Are you actually wondering or are you kidding?:eek:
     
  11. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Absolutely not. It varies from district to district, but generally it's less than $1.

    If anyone ever needs your help, don't hesitate to call.
     
  12. Tosser macrumors 68030

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    Er, you do know that 9-1-1 is the american emergency number, right?


    See above …
     
  13. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    So if the call drops, call them back. doesn't take much time to dial 911 and get through.
     
  14. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

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    No, any phone should be able to call for free, even without a sim card.
     
  15. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    yes and no. old phones can call for free, but when i called 911, i had a $1.75 charge on my AT&T bill.
     
  16. StoneColdSober macrumors 6502

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    You shouldn't have been charged and if you were you should have disputed it with AT&T. I believe cellular providers are not allowed to charge for 911 calls. I could be wrong though.
     
  17. Tosser macrumors 68030

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    Yes, apparently you guys now have to pay in order to be able to use this "service" at all. This is what happens when you let corporations run basic services:

    http://www.callcentric.com/faq/23

    Swell. I'm amazed every day :eek:
     
  18. mcdj macrumors 604

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    if you call 1-900-911 you can have emergency phone sex. 91.1 cents per min. other toll fees may apply. no one under 18.
     
  19. archesdevil macrumors 6502

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    Damn Apple, now they are charging us to call 911. When will this stop??? :eek:
     
  20. Tosser macrumors 68030

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    Thank your government for the outsourcing to private corporations lobbying :rolleyes:
     
  21. bori macrumors member

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    I believe in Canada Rogers has a emergency service charge every month for 911 calls
     
  22. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Not quite. Yes, any phone must be capable of connecting to a 911 dispatch center for free, but a fee can be added onto your monthly bill after the fact. In other words, payment cannot be a requirement to call, but they can charge you a fee afterwards.

    In fact, Ventura county officials recently considered a bill that would require a $50 per call fee for 911 services, but it was significantly lowered to about $15, with a free pass for the first call, and in addition, exemptions for those calling on behalf of someone else; likewise, residents will have an option to instead pay a monthly $1.50.

    However, this is far from the normal standard of 911 fees.

    Despite these fees, one should never be hesitant to make the call; if someone needs help, call immediately, and the fees can be dealt with later.
     
  23. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Yep, 911 is now officially a holding of the 7-11 Corp. Oddly, if you dial 711, it's a free call, and you can order a Slurpee delivered...maybe you could use that to put out the fire.
     
  24. PNutts macrumors 601

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    LOL!
     
  25. rioja macrumors regular

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    meh... if it's going to cost me a dollar, I'll just look the other way


    :D
     

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