Here, I am talking NOT about 112/108/911 kind-of emergency, but instead about the first point of personal contact like family or friends.
Is there a standard protocol to save emergency contact numbers in mobile phones?
How about SpeedDial 2 being used for the emergency number? (Like SpeedDial 1 is reserved for voicemail. )
Enforcing end users to set it manually, is of-course not a good solution, and would only work with people who are aware and enthusiastic.
However, there is scope for this to be done in the network end, if the required no is taken during subscriber registration.
The user, signing up for the connection, provides the next-to-kin/family/friend emergency contact number and that is stored in the network —> using SpeedDial 2 (press and hold button 2) —> phone sends request to the network to connect to the emergency family member number provided by the subscriber —> and the call is thus routed beyond.
There is also scope for mulitple numbers to be defined and fallback in case of non-availability of the primary emergency phone no, right?
What do u think? (there’s always the comments section for feedback 🙂
PS: another use-case : If u find someone’s lost phone, what number in there do u try to contact? the first number in the phonebook? how relevant would that be to the situation? you’ll look for “Home” ? (that’s smart, isn’t it :P) isn’t there a need to find his/her “primary” alternate contact number..
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