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Can't chat in Microsoft Teams on Android with coworker with internal phone number 911

Premise: I'm living and working in Switzerland where 911 isn't an emergency call number. One of my colleagues has an internal phone nr 911 (which can't be changed easily because it's mapped directly ...
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How to Disable Triple press emergency call feature in samsung

My Samsung M31s keeps calling emergency services 112 more than 30 times a day. How to disable triple press power button panic mode / emergency call option. I have changed the settings, I have ...
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Power Off - Emergency Button

I have a new Android 13 Go phone. When I press and hold the power button, the power-off screen shows. It has the options; 'Emergency', 'Power Off' and 'Restart'. How do I change the settings so that '...
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Can Android device send emergency message to 911 without SIM card?

I already know that Android devices can call 911 without a SIM card (ref: Can an Android phone with no SIM card make an emergency call?), but can they can send a message to 911 without a SIM card?
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Nokia C01 Plus - is there a way to disable the "Emergency Number"

I have a Nokia C01 Plus running Android version 11 - this is Android Go. For some reason, it pocket dials the number which is shown as "Emergency Number" This is not something I stored, but ...
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Turn off emergency call quick access while the switch to turn it off is disabled

My Realme X2 (Android 11) phone, being a little old, when I press the power button, it gets pressed multiple times. I know this is a hardware issue, but I'd still like to get rid of emergency calls. ...
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Disable accidental dialing of short code numbers

I live in Europe and use Android v.10 on a Xiaomi Redmi 9A phone. How to disable accidental dialing of short code numbers (that typically consist of 4-5 digits)?
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Call custom emergency number from lockscreen

Ok, basically, what I want, is to provide Android phone to child, locked by passcode (or gesture), and allow the child to call parents (two numbers) from locked device. My current available target ...
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How to test emergency broadcasts?

I want to test the emergency broadcast notifications (those for extreme weather and similar) to make absolutely sure that they work and everything is set up correctly. How can I do this? Google only ...
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Why don't calls to emergency numbers show in the Phone app's call log?

I recently had to make an emergency call. I later noticed in my device's call logs in the Phone app that the emergency number I called doesn't show up in the call log. (In other words, no entry shows ...
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How to disable power button triple tap emergency call feature?

I'm using a OnePlus 6 (Magisk; systemless Xposed, stock ROM at Android 8.1.0). One of the features that constantly irritates me is the accidental dialing of emergency number. The system by-default ...
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Is it possible to read IMEI from emergency call dialer?

I am looking for the method to read IMEI from emergency call dialer, before the phone is activated. When I try *#06# it says that this is not emergency number.
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Why has the emergency contacts functionality been removed?

According to some users at What is an "Emergency Call," and can I set number for it? there used to be a feature to add emergency contacts that can be dialed without passing the lock screen. ...
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Can an Android phone with no SIM card make an emergency call?

Can an Android phone (specifically, the Huawei Honor 5X) that has never had a SIM card in it make an emergency phone call to 911? The Honor 5X (which is GSM Unlocked) will be on WiFi and within ...
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How do I troubleshoot inconsistent call quality?

I have a OnePlus One phone that has worked great for a long time, but for the past few months, my call quality has been inconsistent. I am on the newest stock rom - Cyanogen12.1.1-YOG7DAS2K1, build ...
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It is possible to call without sim by adding a number as emergency number...? [duplicate]

It is possible to call anyone without sim card...I mean adding anyones number as emergency call number and call anyone as emergency call?
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How to perform emergency call while "Android is starting..."

Sometimes when I start my phone I get this "Optimizing app" thing that takes about 10 - 20 minutes for it to finish. During this operation phone is unusable and reset doesn't help as the operation is ...
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ICE (Emergency) contacts from lock screen - how to access when SIP is configured?

Using Android version 4.4.2 (on Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini). I have added one of my contacts to the OS built-in ICE contact group and assigned to one of the four emergency contact buttons that are shown ...
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Contacts app: Groups: ICE - emergency contacts: What is the purpose of this stock integrated group?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, when I go to Contacts -> Groups there is a special stock group called ICE - emergency contacts. I have looked for the meaning of ICE on Wikipedia but was not able to find ...
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Remove In Case Of Emergency association

I was setting up the contacts on my Xperia Z3 (Kit Kat) and entered in my wife as the In Case Emergency contact. However now if I dial her number normally (e.g. from the phone app) it comes up as "In ...
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ICE-Emergency contacts

Need Help - How to remove contacts from Emergency list I have S5 , I have added couple of numbers under “ICE-Emergency contacts “ groups. Its was displaying under Emergency Contacts. Now I want to ...
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Phone going into Emergency calls only after USB tethering for 30 minutes

Since the time I started using USB tethering, my phone has been going into Emergency calls only after 30 minutes of little to no use. I find it a bother to always have to restart my hone to use calls ...
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Is there a way to completely disable the dialer including emergency calls to make an old phone a "tablet"?

I have a Galaxy Nexus (running 4.2.2 if it matters but I'd presume the rules would apply to most Android OS' in general, it isn't currently rooted but I can root it if necessary) that I've recently ...
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How do I make "Emergency Call" harder to hit? I keep pocket calling 911!

I have a Samsung Captivate Glide phone running 4.0.4 on the AT&T network. Unfortunately, I have pocket called 911 at least four times. To call 911 on my phone you have to: Activate the lock ...
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ICE Emergency Contacts on Emergency Dialer Screen

On my Samsung Galaxy S 4, I can add contacts to the "ICE - emergency contacts" group. When I initiate the emergency dialer, there are four gray buttons with plus signs. Pressing any one of them brings ...
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Is there a way to send an emergency text and/or email by holding down either of the volume buttons?

A friend of mine recently developed a medical condition that causes sudden shortness of breath, and in one instance, caused her to pass out. In that instance, she said she lost her vision first, so ...
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What's the purpose of "Emergency Call" button on SIM unlock screen?

When SIM is locked with PIN1 or PIN2 and I boot my Android phone, SIM unlock screen appears which contains num key pad and "Emergency Call" button. I have seen this in all Android phones including non-...
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How to prepare touchscreen-based Android device for [emergency] calling using only hardware buttons?

If my touchscreen Android phone gets smashed I expect that it can happen that only touchscreen is broken (as it seems to be the most fragile part) while the device itself able to function somehow; and ...
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What do I need to know about the "weird" Galaxy S Vibrant emergency call handling?

Vibrant support was dropped from CyanogenMod after 7.1 (Gingerbread) due to issues with failed 911 calls. I flashed 7.1 a bit before this was made known, and have since reverted to my stock-based ROM....
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Is there a way to allow certain numbers to be called from a locked phone?

When I got my first cell phone I was told to put a "In case of an emergency call XXX" at the top of my list of phone numbers. While I haven't ever benefited directly from that, I have benefited from ...
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What is an "Emergency Call," and can I set number for it?

On the default lock screen, whether using pattern or pin, there is a button at the bottom which says "Emergency Call". But if I try to call my home number or anything it tells me "That is not an ...
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