Recently acquire a new cell phone?

Did your child get the old one to play with?

If you recently purchased or activated a new or replacement cell phone you need to be aware that your old phone, even though it has been de-activated, may still be capable of dialing 9-1-1.

Many cell phone companies will still allow even a de-activated cell phone to make 9-1-1 calls for emergency situations.  Unfortunately, when you give your child a phone to play with, they do make calls to emergency centers, tying up operators who may have a real emergency in progress.

We do not wish to deny your child a play toy, but please either remove the battery or make sure it is discharged prior to giving it to them.