Saying 108 to Siri calls 911?

Jnesbitt82

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Oct 21, 2013
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whats up with this? My wife said it was posted on her fb and I tried it with my iPad and it counts down to call 911.
 

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Shirasaki

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You just say 108 or you say "dial 108"? I assume your situation is the former one.
 

Julien

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Jun 30, 2007
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A quick search says it is emergency number in India. I guess the bigger question is WHY do it? It's not like there is any practical reason to say 108 to Siri except to test and make a post. Jumping off a cliff will kill you. No reason to do it but I may try it just to see for myself if it's true.
 
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keysofanxiety

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Nov 23, 2011
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Seems that Siri could not distinguish between a number and dialing a number smh.
Well how many times are you going to say 108 for something other than dialing an emergency number?

If there's an emergency, I'd much rather Siri erred on the side of caution than replying with "I'm sorry, I don't understand what you mean by 108. Shall I search the web?", as you're casually getting your knees crushed by a few thugs.
 

Shirasaki

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Seems more like it's a built in shostcut for emergencies so that someone can quickly just say nothing more than the number and Siri would know what to do.
Hmm. This is a reasonable explanation.
 

cynics

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Jan 8, 2012
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A quick search says it is emergency number in India. I guess the bigger question is WHY do it? It's not like there is any practical reason to say 108 to Siri except to test and make a post. Jumping off a cliff will kill you. No reason to do it but I may try it just to see for myself if it's true.
They do it in case you are foreign having an emergency. Much like if you were in a different country and said "911". You may not know its 999 or 108 or whatever.
 
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