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She was sure it was a "pocket-rider" - a term dispatchers use when a cell phone in a pocket or purse dials 911 when its buttons get pushed.
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blafferty commented on the word pocket-rider
Yep, me too. I've also heard "pocket dialing" in more polite company.
November 2, 2011
sionnach commented on the word pocket-rider
I've always heard it referred to as "butt-dialing".
hernesheir commented on the word pocket-rider
What other terms or phrases have you heard for unintended cell phone calls made from pocket or purse?