Support Advanced Mobile Location (AML)
There are a range of emergency calling scenarios that don't appear to be catered for yet and which would seem to be reasonably high priority for marketing and/or regulatory reasons, even though ultimately they will not be frequently used.
- Calling from the front screen without unlocking the phone (including that a bystander is attempting to use your phone)
I believe that this should be a user option.
If the user enables it, EMERGENCY CALL appears on front screen.
a) cellular modem killed by switch - touching EMERGENCY CALL should go to a screen that tells the user how to unkill
b) cellular modem not killed by switch - touching EMERGENCY CALL should dial normally
- Phone is unlocked and cellular modem not killed and using the normal Calls app (owner of phone is operating the phone)
In either scenario 1 or scenario 2:
Should all software kills should be overridden temporarily?
All of the following SIM scenarios should still allow emergency calling.
- no SIM
- SIM locked
- SIM unlocked but out of range of SIM's network
While we are about it, AML needs to be supported too (regulatory requirement in some countries) i.e. if you overcome all of the above :-) and actually manage to dial emergency services (either the global standard 112 or the local emergency services number or such other emergency-type numbers as a country's regulations indicate) then AML should be triggered (in those countries where AML has been implemented so far).
Note that AML behaviour depends on where the phone is at the time of the call (let's say what mobile network it is associated with or, if none, able to associate with for emergency purposes), rather than any specific country, static configuration on the part of the user.