TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: VOIP


Rick Merrill (
Sun, 19 Dec 2004 15:12:18 -0500

Dave VanHorn wrote:

> How do they handle 911 calls when the power is out?


If your cable is up AND you have your modem and TA and phone on a UPS,
then probably ok.

Furthermore, the VoIP 911 is not the same as E911. Check with town
and supplier.

> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Either they do not handle them at
> all (the usual, default situation) or, if they planned ahead of
> time for such contingencies they have a backup battery they use.
> You can buy a backup battery (such as used for an orderly shut
> down on computers) but use it to power the VOIP TA, the modem
> and nothing else. Then the VOIP phone will continue to work. PAT]

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