I have a Tracfone that I no longer use, but never actually cancelled the service because I rarely used it, but for awhile I was keeping it in my car just in case I had to dial 911. (It was my understanding that even if you ran out of minutes or let whatever else you subscribed to expire, anyone could still use the phone for an emergency call to 911.) I now have a different cell phone that I do use, but I wanted to give the Tracfone to an elderly neighbor who will need to drive her husband to the VA hospital about once a week, and I think she should have that simple emergency capability available. She's scared to death of anything electronic, so isn't apt to buy one for herself. Anyone know for sure that you can still call 911 from any expired cell phone as long as it's still operational but has no time left? Thanks.