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siri dialing 911

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jprin Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Dec 15, 2011 7:38 PM

If I were to say, "Siri, call 911 and report a traffic accident at this current location" , does anyone know what it would do. I'm not sure how to test it, but it could come in handy in an emergency.

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,680 points)
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    Dec 15, 2011 8:19 PM (in response to jprin)

    If you tell Siri to call a number, it calls the number.

    Siri does not "report a traffic accident" or any other issue to the other party on the phone.  YOU do that by talking to them.

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (30,490 points)
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    Dec 15, 2011 8:21 PM (in response to jprin)

    Just say "Call 911." It won't understand "report a traffic accident." On the other hand, if you say, "I have a flat tire," it will find nearby tow services. But yeah, for it to call a number, you only say the number.

  • wussyib Calculating status...
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    Dec 28, 2011 1:12 AM (in response to jprin)

    You know what would be handier in an emergency? You picking up the phone and dialing 911, then again, you could be eating a really yummy sandwich as you try to report an accident AT THE SCENE, so yeah, Siri is awsome that way.

  • AppsAndHacks Calculating status...
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    Dec 28, 2011 1:16 AM (in response to stevejobsfan0123)

    And if you say "Call me an ambulance", it will tell you "From now on, I'll call you An Ambulance, OK ?"

     

  • Toccoah74 Calculating status...
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    Dec 28, 2011 6:38 PM (in response to jprin)

    Siri wont 'Dial' 911.... Just like it wont call or disl '611'. You have to put a contact name to it!!!!!

  • Marc-Andre Larouche Calculating status...
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    Feb 1, 2012 1:32 PM (in response to Toccoah74)

    I tryied to put 411 in my contact and can't call the number even if I say the name in my contact?! I 'm not sure if it will do an exception for 911, but it could be helpful in a real world emergency.

  • Farlander Calculating status...
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    Feb 20, 2012 2:06 PM (in response to jprin)

    Siri will not dial 911. It will, however, dial any other combination of <number>11 - 311, 411 et cetera, all work.

     

    It won't dial it even if you create a contact. The old Voice Control also won't dial 911, however it WILL dial, if you have it in your contact list.

     

    I have called Apple about the issue and they haven't given any explanation for this behaviour, which is clearly intentional, but not explained anywhere.

  • mathieuonamac Calculating status...
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    Nov 29, 2012 7:21 PM (in response to jprin)

    I tried to call 311, it won't. It says "Calling 311", then it says "Sorry I can't call 311". If I use the keypad and dial 311 myself, I get connected. This is true of 411 as well. I didn't test 911.

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