crtclms Posted July 19, 2011 Share Posted July 19, 2011 Here is a useful if unsettling piece of information: If you use an HTC Hero to make a 911 call, it locks you out, and you can only receive incoming calls. You can no longer make outgoing calls, except to 911. Not only did I not know this, I am wondering who thought a 911 call would necessarily be the last call someone might have to make in an emergency? What if I had had to call DH's neurosurgeon, or even just someone to take care of Violet, or if I needed someone to watch children? I finally had to reboot it. Which worked, fortunately, because we couldn't find the "Emergency Setting" the HTC forums claim that you need to turn off. My phone takes about 10 minutes to reboot, however, and since the premise is that there is an ongoing emergency, I might NEED to use the phone again in less than 10 minutes. Even my husband can't find the setting. I'm a technical neophyte, but he's a senior software developer for a financial company. I think they *might* need to dumb down this feature (or how about remove it altogether) for luddites, because ANY MORON *waves hand* might need to use a cell phone in an emergency. What a stupid function. Especially since as a doctor's daughter, I know that they can interrupt ongoing phone calls in an emergency (I was a teenager once). Here's hoping that none of you ever needs this tidbit of information. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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