The 911 button? how is it set up?

Clare Johnstone claregj at
Sun Mar 11 07:31:16 CET 2007

Hi all,
Just looking at the  information on the Wiki about the hardware,
I got curious about the so-called 911 button. I am supposing it is for
emergency calls, but is my country (Australia) alone in not using
that number for emergencies?
Looking up what we do use, I found:
You can still attempt a normal '000'emergency call from a GSM mobile
but if you do not have reception, you can dial '112' and your call
will be carried by any available GSM network.

I also wonder  about how it is protected from non-emergency
presses, it apparently being the only button other than the power

With many thanks for all that has been done so far..

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