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LG Recalls 30,000 Phones Due to 911 Glitch

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Mar 3, 2009, 12:32 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

LG has recalled some 30,000 830 Spyder handsets due to problems connecting to and maintaining connections to 911 emergency services. Specifically, the handsets being recalled are 830 Spyders running either the T83LGV03 or the T83LGV04 operating systems. The handsets were sold by various U.S. carriers, such as Cellular South, Bluegrass Cellular, Illinois Valley Cellular, Northwest Missouri Cellular, Golden State Cellular, and Nex-Tech Wireless. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, subscribers using the LG 830 Spyder can expect to be contacted by their wireless network operator. The phones are being upgraded to fix the issue.

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Mar 3, 2009, 1:17 PM

Why is it always JUST 911?

How come whenever you hear a story about phones being recalled for not being able to maintain 911 calls, 911 is the ONLY number it has issues with. What the hell causes this?
I dont have a sure answer for you but it helps to know that 911 is not a regualr number. What I mean is, you can call 911 from a phone that has no service and possibly never had service.

Due to these facts, we can assume 911 operates differently th...
It may have something to do with the GPS functionality in the device, as well, as that's used for 911 calls.
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