I bought a used Pantech Flex for my niece. Worked fine for a week, but a couple days ago, it started dialing 911 on its own. Weird, but true. We have even received several calls from the police about these calls. Last night, I took the phone and put it in the drawer of my bedside table to make sure no one was inadvertently touching it - and it made four 911 calls from the drawer.
Is there a way to disable emergency calling? I can't find it in the settings. Or does anyone have another idea?
Is the phone still unintentionally calling 911? Have you tried taking the battery out? You may want to do some basic troubleshooting. Just click on the link below to find a troubleshooting guide. Make sure you select the correct device from the list.
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If the phone was purchased from AT&T (either an AT&T company store, or online/by phone) you can exchange the phone for a new one within 30 days of purchase at a store. After that, you need to send it in for repair, and you might get a refurbished unit back. So I would advise taking advantage or the 30-day exchange policy, if it still applies to you.
You can try to power the phone off by pulling the battery, as suggested. Or do a factory reset. But other than that, I'd just return it for a new one. This is a pretty serious malfunction, and one I wouldn't mess around with too much.