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TV Outages in Eastern Panhandle

Reminder: Deactivated Cellphones Can Still Reach 911

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Brittany Coulter of Fort Collins, Colo., gave her 6-year-old daughter an old phone to play with - perfect for a kid's imaginary calls, but deactivated phones can still dial 911. News station KDVR reports a dispatcher heard a child's voice in the line. Police arrived to find out the girl's stuffed bunny needed medical attention. They got on the ground to play and helped her to find a Band-Aid. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.


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