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Pocket Dial

The Bedroom Pocket Dial, and Other Tales of Tech Gone Awry

Lisa Meritz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Meritz

Even a mundane cell phone can disclose more than you might want. My husband was once a notorious pocket dialer.

Butt-dialing Burglar's Phone Fingers Him To Cops

AP | Posted 02.07.2013 | Weird News

SIDNEY, Ohio -- Authorities in Ohio say a pocket-dialing prowler got himself arrested after his cellphone turned informant. Twice. Investigators say ...

BAD CALL: 911 Pocket Dial Leads To Drug Arrest

AP | Posted 01.31.2013 | Crime

ORANGE CITY, Fla. -- A conversation with two passengers landed a Florida tow truck driver in jail after his cellphone pocket-dialed 911 and dispatcher...

America's Butts Dial 911 Too Much, Overwhelm Call Centers

Posted 10.10.2012 | Technology

911 operators are getting overwhelmed -- by butt dials. According to a report by The Daily, for every 100 calls made to 911 this year, about 40 wer...

Suspect Nabbed After Cellphone 'Pocket Dials' 911

AP | Posted 07.05.2011 | Technology

CLAY, N.Y. -- An ill-timed, inadvertent 911 call led police to three larceny suspects overheard planning break-ins in upstate New York. Onondaga Coun...