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RE: More on Vonage service disruptions...
- From: Scott Morris
- Date: Thu Mar 03 22:26:06 2005
Perhaps it varies by state, but I thought part of the E-911 service
regulations was that if you were offering (charging) for it, you had to
offer it as "lifeline" service which meant it had to survive power outage.
I guess the original regs weren't written with these things in mind!
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of John
Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 9:17 PM
Subject: Re: More on Vonage service disruptions...
>There was actually a story in USA Today a couple of days ago where a
>family tried calling 911 on their VoIP service during a burglary only
>to be told by a recorded message that they must "dial 911 from another
I was surprised to see on Packet8's web site that they now offer E911 in a
lot of places. You have to have a local phone number and pay an extra
$1.50/mo. They remind you that if your power goes out, your phone still
won't work, but if you can call 911, it'll be a real 911 call.
This still has little to do with port blocking, but a lot to do with the
whole question of what level of service people are paying for vs.
what level they think they are paying for.
John Levine, email@example.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for
Dummies", Information Superhighwayman wanna-be, http://www.johnlevine.com,
Mayor "I dropped the toothpaste", said Tom, crestfallenly.