An End to Butt Dialing



An End to Butt Dialing



Why do so many people accidentally dial you by mistake?


Back in the days when phones had buttons instead of touch screens, people would often make the mistake of putting their phones into their pockets without locking them, and find out they "Butt Dialed" somebody by mistake. You can tell when you've received a Butt Dial when you can hear the other person, but they can't hear you, because their phones aren't even in their hands.

Now that smart phones have touch screens, you'd think that problem would've gone away, but I still get quite a few of these kinds of calls, but people still call you accidentally, simply by touching the screen as they put the phone away. That's the inspiration for today's idea of the day.

What I'd love to see is an option for chronic Butt Dialers to turn on a confirmation prompt before dialing. Basically, whenever they touch the dial button, the phone would simply ask "Are you sure?", and if they don't confirm it because they hit the button by mistake, the call wouldn't be placed.
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