If you own an HTC Dream through Rogers Wireless, you need to turn off your GPS receiver right now. AndroidGuys reports that Rogers has just sent out a request asking all Dream owners to do just that. Apparently there is a bug within the phone that makes it unable to complete 911 emergency calls unless the GPS receiver is turned off.
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It is hard to think of a glitch more serious than this. Data loss and network connectivity issues and the like are annoying, but no worse than a pain-in-the-ass. Not being able to call 911 is a serious, potentially life-threatening issue. Rogers is working to fix it now, and have suspended all sales of the HTC Dream until they do.
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There is no evidence that this error carries over beyond Rogers phones. That said, if you recently purchased a new Dream/G1 you might want to keep the GPS disabled when you are out and about, just in case.