—ghost calling pp.
—ghost caller n.
Supt Bell said: "With lots of people getting new mobiles for Christmas it is important they know how to lock their keypad. It's easy when unlocked phones are in handbags or pockets to knock them and unwittingly make '999' calls.
—"Don't be a 999 ninny during the New Year," Evening Gazette, December 30, 2008
—David Eddie, "Is having a drink with a woman cheating?," The Globe and Mail, March 6, 2009
The problem was highlighted yesterday by Durham Constabulary who have received 800 silent 999 calls in the last six months.
On current projections the force will receive 1,600 ghost calls a year, costing £3,600.
—Ken Smith, "Police deluged with 'ghost' mobile calls," The Journal, August 10, 1999
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