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    " Battery is to low for Radio use " Work araound !

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    I left one of my GPS apps runnung last night and it drained my battery and turned off the phone. So I started to charge my BB and turned it on and the radio was off .

    I tried to turn on the radio and got the dreaded message " Battery is to low for Radio use " . ( I have known about this for a long time ) This is great, my BB is my bathroom buddy and its dead!! ......Gotta get to those emails at all times right ! ( if that's TMI im sorry )

    The BB is charging and gets to 5 % and still won't get the radio on ...
    So I thought about it and thought that trying 911 w/ out the radio on might do it . It worked , the radio turned on and the 911 call went through .
    I hit the end key many times so the call would end ASAP and the radio remained on and got to those all important emails and some forum surfing .

    I didn't see this posted anywhere so if this old new i apoligize ...

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~thats prolly not the best work arouind out there.
    But it works

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbslice View Post
    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~thats prolly not the best work arouind out there.
    But it works
    Yeah I have to agree probably isnt the smartest workaround. Uusally j=doesn't take that long to get you up to the level needed to resume service.
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    Why else beside dailing 911 is wrong with t his procedure ? As long as you end the call before it goes through i don't see a problem with this . Will this affect the battery or the phone in some way ?

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    No, but if you are not quick enough on ending the call you will be wasting valuble emergency resources just to get the BB radio on. The extra 5-10 minutes is worth the wait.

    I can imagine the call back from the 911 operator:
    "What was your emergency?"
    "My BlackBerry would not power up fast enough to make a call maam"

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughdaddy View Post
    No, but if you are not quick enough on ending the call you will be wasting valuble emergency resources just to get the BB radio on. The extra 5-10 minutes is worth the wait.

    I can imagine the call back from the 911 operator:
    "What was your emergency?"
    "My BlackBerry would not power up fast enough to make a call maam"
    So that isn't an emergency.

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    Not for that number... Berry911 maybe (is there one? We need one if not).
    Now had you dropped the BB or someone tried to take it, yes.

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    guess the bottom line is... to have the battery charged!! That would elimate the need to do that...thats kinda risky, if by chance the 911 call does not dicsonnect in time...explain that to the 911 operator!
    I wouldn't do it! Just be careful!

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    And if you're not quick enough to disconnect before it goes thru, most e911 systems now automatically dial the number back if you hang up.

    "Uh, no officer, no problem. I'm just [OP's TMI removed] and didn't want to wait 5 more minutes for my phone to charge up."
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaTuFu View Post
    And if you're not quick enough to disconnect before it goes thru, most e911 systems now automatically dial the number back if you hang up.

    "Uh, no officer, no problem. I'm just [OP's TMI removed] and didn't want to wait 5 more minutes for my phone to charge up."

    Oh I agree ... if by chance you dont disconnect quick , they do call back, had it happen to me on a landline, I forgot what I said but , I'll never to do that again!

    We got to find another work around the the ...911 workaround!!!
    Last edited by CoolFinalFan; 03-24-2008 at 07:21 AM. Reason: sp

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    Or what you could say if they pick up is "oh so sorry I meant to dial 411"
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    so next time this happens somebody record the conversation with the 911 operator, cause it would be worth positing.
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