Rogers HTC Dream/G1 Owners: 911 Warning

Posted: Jan 18 2010, 11:16am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 6:56pm CDT, in News | Mobile Phones


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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.

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.

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.

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