[ExI] saving lives

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 15:12:29 UTC 2016

Well, how about this:  a phone disabled from texting has an emergency
number which CAN be accessed by texting.

I suggest any call to 911 enables texting.

bill w

On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 9:44 AM, Dave Sill <sparge at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 10:07 AM, William Flynn Wallace <
> foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Just to make this clear, if it isn't, the block on texting would come
>> from the phone carrier, not the car itself.  Apple owns the technology, and
>> could sell it to ATT and so on.
> I wouldn't consider making it mandatory unless Apple gave up the
> patent--which should never have been granted.
> If there is an emergency, people can just call - no reason to need to
>> text.  And I can't see why voice-to-text could not be used - just keep
>> their hands on the wheel.
> Kidnap victim in trunk/back seat manages to access a phone. Voice call
> isn't an option. Sure, it's unlikely. And I'm sure there are other more
> likely scenarios I haven't thought of.
> -Dave
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