Funny story for the day - I gave my 6 year old my old cell phone I had with a different carrier (it's a touch screen, so basically magic to a 6 yo) which has not been active for nearly a year. Earlier this evening she holds up the phone proclaiming "Look mommy! I did 911!" I quickly grabbed it from her and said ..no don't it will actually call them! I put the phone to my ear and said hello, and low and behold the dispatcher on the other end asked if everything was alright. I quickly explained the situation and apologized for the false alarm. She obviously had no idea it would really call since she had been making "calls" to her friends all day. My poor daughter thought she was in trouble, but I explained to her that you can only dial that if you really mean it, etc. and it works on any phone. So, just in case anyone was wondering....old cell phones that do not "work" can still call 911!