[VOIPSEC] VOIP for free??
diana-liste at voip.null.ro
Fri Apr 8 22:00:06 BST 2005
I didn't say that 911 should't work. I've say that it should be ok to
call if you don't have localisation. Is not such a big issue to actualy
say on the phone the location, and we have an entire continet (Europe) to
On the other hand i'm wondering how the PSTN companies are getting the
informations for location? Not from the bill address? In that case the
VoIP companies can use the same informations for the users, with a very
clear statement that if you move you can't use 911.
We have 961 for paramedics and 955 for police and 981 for firemen. And
nobody have any problems in using that. But here no one takes a service
like that for granted.
> I've spent the better part of the last two years working on this, and I
> think you are dead wrong.
> Here is my example. There is a phone in your home office. You go out
> one evening and hire a babysitter to watch your kids. It doesn't occur
> to you to mention to her that the phone in your office doesn't provide
> 9-1-1 service. Your kid chokes on something, and that's the phone she
> reaches for.
> We have spent the last 40 years drilling into kids that the way you get
> help is to call 9-1-1, and we didn't teach them that some phones work
> and others don't.
> Every phone, or anyrhing that might be interpretted by users as a phone
> MUST be able to be used to summon help. If it doesn't wok, people die.
> It's that simple.
> It gets worse. If you have kids that are around 13-18 or so, you will
> see that they text (sms) more often than call. Texting 9-1-1 must work,
> as well as IMing 9-1-1.
> We're working on making this work, and we expect to suceed. Even with
> free services.
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