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Topic # 232086 28-Mar-2018 20:53
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I bought a 3310 from Spark for my wife - she's disabled from a stroke in 1995 and has only been able to use one hand since then - yep, 23 years.


She's had a 2G Samsung and it has been great for her.  Her needs are 95% SMS texting, and 5% call make/take.


She's had a go at a smartfone, even the smallest one, and to be frank without two hands its just bloody useless.


So, got the Spark 3310.  And now it presents a different problem... it has emergency calling 111 even though the keyboard is locked, so it bouncing around in her bag it merrily dials 111 many times.  Confirming: its useless.


Anyone got a configuration string to disable this?


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  Reply # 1985142 28-Mar-2018 20:58
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Are you sure you can even disable this? I doubt it

 

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  Reply # 1985147 28-Mar-2018 21:12
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You cant disable this on phones, its part of the spec to let any person who finds a phone be able to use it to make emergancy calls. Really annoying that it will bypass any keylock, security code or face unlock and just happen. They know that it happens and will usually call back if they think its legit. Otherwise I bet they get to listen into some really weird stuff that they get pocket calls from.





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Reply # 1985149 28-Mar-2018 21:15
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Copy that - thanks for the swift reply.

 

Time to look around for alternatives.


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  Reply # 1985154 28-Mar-2018 21:21
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There are none. Unless you get a flip phone or something that covers the keypad up, it will happen on anything. Besides, isnt the phone getting all messed up with rattling around with all that other junk in the bag?





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  Reply # 1985235 29-Mar-2018 08:21
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richms:

 

There are none. Unless you get a flip phone or something that covers the keypad up, it will happen on anything. Besides, isnt the phone getting all messed up with rattling around with all that other junk in the bag?

 

 

It is a Nokia after all... the real question is how many bags OP's wife has gone through so far


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  Reply # 1985237 29-Mar-2018 08:27
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Maybe don’t worry about it?
I don’t see it as a big deal.. like you said it happens.

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  Reply # 1985239 29-Mar-2018 08:39
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Starscream122: Maybe don’t worry about it?
I don’t see it as a big deal.. like you said it happens.

 

Once it happens so many times mobile carriers will disconnect the mobile number, I use to handle these requests 

 

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Starscream122: Maybe don’t worry about it?
I don’t see it as a big deal.. like you said it happens.

 

 

 

The big deal is it wastes time for emergency service call takers, and possibly front line emergency staff.

 

I get the concern, but sorry the only solution I can suggest is some sort of phone cover like a folio style with a flap that closes over the keys.  Not sure if they make such a thing for a 3310.  I am sure some wort of generic case could work?   





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  Reply # 1985254 29-Mar-2018 09:09
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Linux:

 

Starscream122: Maybe don’t worry about it?
I don’t see it as a big deal.. like you said it happens.

 

Once it happens so many times mobile carriers will disconnect the mobile number, I use to handle these requests 

 

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Really? without warning?


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  Reply # 1985262 29-Mar-2018 09:30
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Starscream122:

 

Linux:

 

Starscream122: Maybe don’t worry about it?
I don’t see it as a big deal.. like you said it happens.

 

Once it happens so many times mobile carriers will disconnect the mobile number, I use to handle these requests 

 

Linux

 

 

Really? without warning?

 

 

Yes 2 warning SMS and then the 3rd time disconnected

 

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  Reply # 1985419 29-Mar-2018 14:09
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Linux:

 

Starscream122:

 

Linux:

 

Starscream122: Maybe don’t worry about it?
I don’t see it as a big deal.. like you said it happens.

 

Once it happens so many times mobile carriers will disconnect the mobile number, I use to handle these requests 

 

Linux

 

 

Really? without warning?

 

 

Yes 2 warning SMS and then the 3rd time disconnected

 

Linux

 

 

 

 

Does this even happen with On Account connections??


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  Reply # 1985426 29-Mar-2018 14:25
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Starscream122:

 

Linux:

 

Starscream122:

 

Linux:

 

Starscream122: Maybe don’t worry about it?
I don’t see it as a big deal.. like you said it happens.

 

Once it happens so many times mobile carriers will disconnect the mobile number, I use to handle these requests 

 

Linux

 

 

Really? without warning?

 

 

Yes 2 warning SMS and then the 3rd time disconnected

 

Linux

 

 

Does this even happen with On Account connections??

 

 

Yes

 

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  Reply # 1985803 30-Mar-2018 02:13
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If I remember right, holding down the 9 button would also call the emergency services.

Especially annoying as on my old 3315, to unlock it, you just had to press menu then * to unlock it. So anyone could still make a 111 call If necessary.

I hate to think how much time and resources gets wasted just because of a stupid feature that can't be disabled. At least have a pattern of buttons that you have to press before it would let you dial 111. To avoid the situation of repeated presses of the same button causing it to dial out.

My name is often the top entry or close to it in people's phone books. I get at least 1 call per month from people accidentally dialing my number.





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