8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 29, 2012 7:21 PM by mathieuonamac
jprin Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

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.

  • 1. Re: siri dialing 911
    diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (21,935 points)

    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.

  • 2. Re: siri dialing 911
    stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (32,420 points)

    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.

  • 3. Re: siri dialing 911
    wussyib Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • 4. Re: siri dialing 911
    AppsAndHacks Level 2 Level 2 (220 points)

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

     

     

  • 5. Re: siri dialing 911
    Toccoah74 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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

  • 6. Re: siri dialing 911
    Marc-Andre Larouche Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    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.

  • 7. Re: siri dialing 911
    Farlander Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)

    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.

  • 8. Re: siri dialing 911
    mathieuonamac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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.