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How can I block calls to 911 on LG Optimus One?

  • 28 April 2013
  • 3 replies

I have an old Optimus One (LG-P500h-V20a) that I would like to put some games on and give to a child. However, I can't figure out a way to block calls to 911. Even with the SIM card removed and the phone set to airplane mode, it's still possible to access the emergency dialer from the lock screen and call 911. Other numbers (ex: 999) connect to 911 too, which I was very surprised to learn 😮 Is there any way I can be absolutely certain the old phone can't call 911?

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Userlevel 6
Hello Ryan, 911 is an important tool to any phone, thus, there is no way to absolutely blocking dialling 911. Just as what you said, even if the sim card is removed, you can still dial 911.
Does this mean that in theory my really, REALLY old original cell phone could potentially dial 911, if needed?
Userlevel 7
Badge +4
Yes. As long as they are charged you can dial 911. (Even phone service is cancelled and not connected with any mobile company,)