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Phone feature leads to increase in emergency calls

Apple and Android recently launched a new feature on their platforms, hoping to ensure the safety of users. The update allows for individuals to make emergency calls when in a tricky situation, a crash, or, on IOS, when cell service is unavailable. Although the feature seems great, it has caused major problems for emergency services receiving the calls.

On Apple's IOS platform, users can make a call with SOS. This will immediately call the local emergency number and share the location with the emergency services. When SOS is in your status bar, a cellular network is available for emergency cal...

 

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