Almost an Emergency

For Christmas I got a new iPhone. It’s pretty badass with its facial recognition and fancy camera capabilities. And once I figured out all the stuff that worked differently from my old iPhone, I was definitely pleased. It did do something yesterday that totally caught me off guard, though.

I was walking across a parking lot in Tallahassee on my way to get my hair cut. No sooner had I shoved my phone into my purse than I heard an alarm similar to the sound of a car alarm. It was pretty strident, and at first I thought it was coming from one of the cars on either side of me. Then I realized the sound was emanating from my purse.

I grabbed my phone and realized that somehow I’d activated a 9-1-1 call! The screen was doing a countdown to notify my emergency contacts. Quickly I shut off the call and stopped the countdown. Whew! That could’ve been awkward.

After checking in at the front desk inside the salon I sat in the waiting area and tried to figure out what I’d done to trigger the emergency call. As I was poking about trying to make sure I didn’t inadvertently do it again my phone rang.

In response to my “hello?”, the guy on the other end said, “We received a 9-1-1 call that was cancelled from this number. Is everything okay?”

I apologized, told him I was fine and that it was a total accident. I thanked him for checking on me.

Even though I screwed up it’s kind of nice to know that somebody out there’s looking out for me. I still need to figure out what precipitated the call, though. Any ideas?

Peace, people!

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

26 thoughts on “Almost an Emergency”

      1. I know my husband occasionally butt dials me, but the fact that it notifies your contacts is crazy. What if it were an actual emergency and you were being threatened by one of your contacts and they got the alert?

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  1. Geez, that could be like the boy who cried wolf if it keeps happening! Sounds like it’s time for a short course on iphone 911 self-calling from a professional 😉

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  2. I didn’t think it was that easy to accidentally dial 9-1-1. Granted, I have an android, so I haven’t a clue how the iPhones work. I probably would have panicked thinking the cops would come for me.

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