How to Disconnect and Disable the Emergency Button on a Cell Phone

By Chanel Adams

Cell phones can provide a sense of security by giving users access to an emergency button. This emergency button allows you to make calls to the police or ambulance when you are in dire need. Senior citizens, the disabled and those who are ill will benefit the most from this button. However, some cell phone users may find it unecessary and bothersome. Fortunately, you can solve this problem with a few simple methods.

Step 1

Pay off your phone bill. Some cell phone companies allow your phone to only reach emergency services if you have oustanding charges. Pay your cell phone bill, or add money to your prepaid account, to prevent your phone from just making emergency calls.

Step 2

Cancel your emergency plan. Cell phone companies provide this feature free, especially to those who are 50 years or older. If you do not need the plan, then cancel it to prevent making accidental emergency calls.

Step 3

Stay within your roaming area. If you travel out of your area, some cell phones and providers (e.g., BlackBerry, iPhone and AT&T) will only allow you to make emergency, or 911, calls.

Step 4

Click "OK" and "Contacts." Navigate to "Emergency Contacts," or a selection with similar wording. Select "Disable." This prevents you from making accidental calls to 911.