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That's not true. You can schedule a test call with your local emergency center. People developing Cyanogen Mod for Vibrant Galaxy S had to do this because of broken 911 functionality.
Posted Jul 3, 2012 10:25 UTC (Tue) by rich0 (guest, #55509)
I'd think that a carrier would be able to implement such testing without even bothering the 911 center. Presumably they could redirect the call from a specific device/tower/etc to someplace else. They could even stick the phone in a Faraday cage with a microcell to test it.
Posted Jul 4, 2012 0:19 UTC (Wed) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
For example, 911 calls can automatically transmit GPS position and other information.
Posted Jul 11, 2012 8:34 UTC (Wed) by tialaramex (subscriber, #21167)
Posted Jul 13, 2012 0:46 UTC (Fri) by JanC_ (guest, #34940)
Posted Jul 13, 2012 1:01 UTC (Fri) by Fowl (subscriber, #65667)
Posted Jul 13, 2012 9:26 UTC (Fri) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
In Samsung Galaxy S, for example, there's a special protocol between radio interface layer and GPS daemon.
I don't really think people care much about shortened talk time due to GPS when calling 911.
Posted Jul 13, 2012 18:58 UTC (Fri) by Fowl (subscriber, #65667)
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