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How to Avoid Making “Butt” Calls

Okay, the title is a little peppery, but that’s what they’re referred to. Have you ever placed your cell phone in your back pocket, sat down and found that your rear end placed a butt call? My daughter’s posterior had an uncanny habit of making butt calls until she figured out how to prevent them.
Oh, this also works for preventing friends from seeing your phone when you really don’t want them to see what’s on your phone (in the old days we would just say “No”).

If you have the Verizon prepaid cell phone service and want to stop your body parts or your hand bag ore anything else from making unwanted calls (or you don’t want your friends to see personal information on your phone), here’s a quick way to lock your phone:

Phone: Samsung IntensitySamsung Intensity

Go to Menu and press Settings and Tools. From Settings and Tools select Phone Settings. From there you select Security (which by default is the last 4 digits of your phone number). Enter the security numbers and select Lock Phone Now.

If you have followed the directions correctly, you’ll need your security code to unlock your phone.

If you don’t want to go through reading all of the above directions, just go to the Menu and type in 9, 6, 9 and enter your 4 digit code and press 4. That’s the quick way to lock your phone.

Answering a Locked Phone

Not to worry, you can still answer incoming phone calls if your phone is locked. You can also make outgoing calls, but the caveat is that you must manually dial the number. When the phone is locked, you are prevented from scrolling through your contact list to auto-dial the number.

Changing Your 4-Digit Security Code

If you want to change your security code, follow the above directions until you get to the Security option. Once at the Security menu select Edit Codes and then select Phone Only.

Enter your new 4-digit code and press Set. You must remember your 4-digit code, because if you forget it your phone is permanently locked.
Go back to Security put in code

Locking a Verizon LG env2.

You can lock it the quick way by going to Menu then press 9, 6, 6, enter your security number and then press 4. Or, you can go do it the long way by going to Menu, Settings & Tools, Phone Settings, Security, enter our number and then press Lock Phone Now.

Since my cell phone is off more than it is on, I see no need to lock it, but if you get tired of people calling you saying “Why did you call me and not say anything?” You might need to lock your phone because your body parts are using your phone when you’re not looking.

PS: If you don’t have a Verizon phone, try Slide2Call to prevent butt calls.

About the author: LaForey is a parent and a freelance writer who has done quite a bit of research on prepaid cell phones.