Weapon of DestractionI love my new cell phone. It’s finally a fairly modern phone. I mentioned it here recently, the LG VX-9100 aka. ENV2.

But I have one problem with it. I keep dialing random numbers with it when it is in my pocket. Sometimes, it even treats them as a redial or gets into the directory. That’s the worst, because it calls real numbers and real people!

If I’ve called you and you heard nothing but background, or worse, heard whatever I was doing at the time, please accept my apologies for anything I said! One friend called me back to let me know it was happening and we laughed about it, because her son did the same thing all the time.

The phone is a brick. It’s a flat rectangular block with the keypad on the front, so anything that presses against it presses the keys.

It’s supposed to lock the keyboard. If you hit a key accidentally, it says “Press OK to unlock.” But apparently, it’s easy enough to hit the OK key the same way and unlock it.

Of course, the solution is to not put it into my pocket, or at least not a pants pocket. I don’t think the shape of the phone lends itself to hanging it on my belt. Probably an inside jacket pocket or a shirt pocket is the best place to keep it and protect it from the accidental dialing. But I often don’t have such a pocket.

I have a case, but it’s just a silicone skin. It doesn’t stop it at all.

Any ideas?