DO NOT ALLOW YOUR KIDS TO PLAY WITH YOUR PHONE
OR DISCONNECTED PHONE!!!!!!!
Please do not give your old phones to your children.
Forgive my rant on this topic. I am very familiar with this situation that I am writing about. Parents think it is cute to give an old cell phone to their small children. The problem with this is that old cell phones that are disconnected STILL CALL 911! Hundreds upon hundreds of call every day tie up 911 Emergency lines. 911 Dispatchers have to answer every one of those calls. Your child could cost someone their life. The time it takes to answer your child's call means that if someone with a real emergency is trying to call 911, their call will be delayed. Even seconds count. Imagine you or someone you love has just had a heart attack. You call 911. It rings several time before someone answers. To you or your loved one, that seems like a lifetime.
Did you know that Domestic Violence Victims are given old cell phones. Yep, it's true. They have them in case they ever need to call 911.
If your child is playing with an old phone and it dials 911, it could mean life or death for someone.