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Re: Phone networks struggle in Hurricane Katrina's wake
- From: Fergie (Paul Ferguson)
- Date: Tue Aug 30 19:25:10 2005
Me? I personally never trade my POTS for VoIP...
-- Iljitsch van Beijnum <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On 30-aug-2005, at 22:08, Fergie (Paul Ferguson) wrote:
> "In this age of cheap commoditized consumer electronics and
> advanced mobile technology, why can't all the people of a city make
> contact during an emergency?
Simple: it's too expensive.
Keep this in mind when trading in your POTS service for VoIP service
over the internet. Discounting the local loop which is often the same
in both cases, POTS is extremely reliable while VoIP over the public
internet, well, isn't. But apparently people that switch to VoIP
don't mind the reduced likelihood of being able to make calls during
the next large scale emergency.