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    Android blocking 911 calls

    Any suggestions for an app to block 911 calls? We'd still like regular calls dialed or contacts to go through. Phone can be rooted if need be. Device is on android 6.xx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPz1100 View Post
    Any suggestions for an app to block 911 calls? We'd still like regular calls dialed or contacts to go through. Phone can be rooted if need be. Device is on android 6.xx.
    Is this a joke?

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    No this is not a joke. Please don't reply if you have nothing useful to add.

    Without getting into specific details, there's a legitimate reason for needing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPz1100 View Post
    No this is not a joke. Please don't reply if you have nothing useful to add.

    Without getting into specific details, there's a legitimate reason for needing this.
    Good luck with that, I don't think anybody would want to be liable for that one.

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    Carriers have to allow 911 calls, even if they are for a non-customer. I don't think that 911 calls can be blocked. Definitely an odd request.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veriztd View Post
    Carriers have to allow 911 calls, even if they are for a non-customer. I don't that 911 calls can be blocked. Definitely an odd request.
    I'm hoping that applies to data only Sims, like freedom Pop and people who use tablet Sims in a phone ..

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    Think young children or disabled adults.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPz1100 View Post
    Think young children or disabled adults.
    I think I kind of get what you're saying but i can't think of anybody who would want that kind of liability, even yourself.

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    It does. Even if you have a data only plan, or even if there's no SIM in the phone, you can still call 911.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPz1100 View Post
    Any suggestions for an app to block 911 calls? We'd still like regular calls dialed or contacts to go through. Phone can be rooted if need be. Device is on android 6.xx.
    A lot of information here -
    https://android.stackexchange.com/qu...y-calls-to-mak

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    Quote Originally Posted by october262 View Post
    That requires a root android and will disable the dialer completely, so no calls with be able to be made. OP wants no 911 calls but regular calls. No carrier, phone manufacturer, or any other company wants the liability of blocking 911 calls even if it is legal.

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    I wonder why on regular cell phone plans your charged 911 fees but on data only plans you're not, even though you still have access to 911, but I guess you could also say a phone with no service can also dial 911, I guess actual cell plan subscribers are subsidizing the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharp99 View Post
    I wonder why on regular cell phone plans your charged 911 fees but on data only plans you're not, even though you still have access to 911, but I guess you could also say a phone with no service can also dial 911, I guess actual cell plan subscribers are subsidizing the rest.

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    Well, we are subsidizing things that are worthless, at least 911 is useful. Google "Universal Service Fund (USF)" for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boz1 View Post
    Cool! Another freebie! Thanks!
    It was just a theory dude!!!

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