Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday October 18, 2014

FCC Commissioner: Butt-Dialing Is Taxing 911

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly has been out on a fact finding mission concerning the surge in cell phone butt-dialing instances across the nation. The number of mistakenly dialed 911 calls has risen in the past few years due to the increase in cell phone use and locations where the phones are being carried and stored.

This is a huge waste of resources, raises the cost of providing 911 services, depletes [Public Service Answering Points] morale, and increases the risk that legitimate 911 calls آ— and first responders آ— will be delayed.