The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) says there are over 6 million calls to 911 via cellphone each year… and it’s probably going to increase a bit thanks to a baby named Alex. According to Owen Sound police Alex (who is around 4 or 5 years old) grabbed his parents cellphone and dialed 911 over 400 times, tying up service lines for hours. Apparently 911 dispatchers were shouting into the phone to get his attention but failed. On one occasion dispatchers heard the parents ask him if he wants a piece of pie.
Police wanted to send a message out that prepaid devices with no remaining minutes or deactivated devices still have the ability to call 911.