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Article on making 911 calls on the EVO

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BetterMost, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. BetterMost

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    Right in the middle of the call, Thank God I had already given the address or the person could have died. This really pisses me off because this phone is now starting this same thing like my Evo number 1 was doing and about at the same two weeks in its in service time frame. If this keeps up I'm bailing out as much as I love the phone and all.


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  2. GODMODE

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    I've thought about things like this. And to a lesser degree it has happened to me, and some other people to a more alarming rate.

    I was thinking of using a slate for internet and a lesserphone for calls/tethering. Unfortunately, I don't believe there are any simple phones out there with wirless tether. Sometimes people may want a decent phone without all the junk... but also use it as a wifi modem. That would suite me just fine.
     
  3. meyerweb

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    I think anyone who uses a smartphone that allows software to be added has had their phone reboot unexpectedly.

    But if you've had two phones in a row reboot this way, I think you should look at what software you have running on it. Spontaneous reboots are usually caused by some kind of software conflict.
     
  4. overclock

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    Both my wife and I have had our phones randomly reboot while in the middle of a call. Extremely inconvenient.
     
  5. rangergrrl

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  7. dan330

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    damn that is bad.. i hope this gets corrected.. asap!!!

    i have the hero.. had to call 911 yesterday.. it was fine.

    I would be extremely upset .. angry.. if my cell failed me when 911 is needed!! there is NO excuses for this not to work!

    :mad:

    if a loved one was in trouble and 911 could have changed the outcome of issues at hand...and this is something that Sprint and HTC knew about. wow!

    HUGE law suits will be pending!!
     
  8. lamboh

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  9. JaiCameron

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    Couldn't help but notice that at 1:19 in that is not a picture of an htc evo.........Fail.
     
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  10. novarider

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    I had to call 911 from my evo a couple weeks ago. It worked fine
     
  11. The Dorian

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    Lol do you guys just call 911 for any random junk?

    I've never dialed 911 in my life...
     
  12. ericmn1

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  13. Tre Lawrence

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    And HTC has actually had these issues on another phone?
     
  14. sitlet

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    I witnessed a bad accident a few weeks ago. I ran out to help, and gave my girlfriend my Evo to call 911. After it was over, and we go to leave, I noticed my Evo was off. I asked her why she turned it off, and she said as soon as she dialed 911 and hit send, it turned off, so she used her phone. I didnt think much of it, thinking she probably just couldnt handle the awesome power of the evo lol.

    But this is a very big problem. I dont care if they say it only happens once in a while, if it happens to you when you need it, that would suck.
     
  15. cpiman

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    We had to use 911 at work lastweek. Used the EVO and it worked fine:thinking:
     
  16. ImmaSlave4U

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    Weird...I had a dream a couple weeks ago where I couldn't call 911 from my EVO as someone was breaking into my apartment. Thankfully, that was just a dream but I hope this 911 issue is isolated and corrected ASAP.
     
  17. Bek

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    Hrm... I used 911 about 1-2 months back (still on 2.1) without issue.
     
  18. Biddy

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    My house got struck by lightning Friday night and I called 911 from the EVO just fine...it even brought up a contact icon of the first aid kit symbol when it dialed which made me feel warm and cozy in a stressful moment :cool:


    everything ended up being fine btw...no injuries except to some electronics in the house
     
  19. erichg1000

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    Using voice for 911 is so outdated. There should be an app for this. lol
     
  20. waddsworth

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    I used it recently with no problems.

    BTW - Since everyone keeps asking... I've called 911 on drunk drivers, accidents, a kitchen fire, and a couch in the middle of a bridge.
     
  21. One Beast

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    Ive dialed 911 Twice in my life.......But still doesnt mean it shouldnt always be available
     
  22. kazi86

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    i knew it....the evo IS evilllll...
    note to self: Find an Exorcist to remove demon from evo
     
  23. BigHouseFan

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    I got in an accident about 2 weeks ago, I used my EVO to call 911, it worked fine, but once I did end the call it put my phone into "emergency only" mode, I had to turn it off and turn it back on then it was fine. No problem.
     
  24. mshank74

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    Actually I had to dial 911 on my EVO and it went into an emergency mode and when I hung up with the operator it stayed in this state for five minutes.
     
  25. ibleedbloo

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    When you dial 911 does it use the GPS? I have had my phone reset several times when I have made a phone call when I was using navigation.
     
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