TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: New Technology Poses 911 Peril VOIP Not Part of Emergency

Re: New Technology Poses 911 Peril VOIP Not Part of Emergency
Thu, 21 Apr 2005 19:10:24 EDT

In a message dated 21 Apr 2005 05:26:17 -0700, Justin Time
<> writes:

> Dave Garland wrote:

> Of course. But is *sounds* like Vonage is in fact telling people.
> There's no reason why the county 911 can't use CID on a non-911 line
> to access their database, except that they don't want to be bothered.

> The point is that CID can be blocked and is not guaranteed to be
> delivered. The ANI information the 911 centers use is pretty much the
> same data that feeds the telephone company billing system. That
> information cannot be blocked or opted out of providing.

SBC directories, including probably the one for Independence, Kansas,
include a statement to this effect on the page with emergency numbers
(mostly 911), and direct you to call the 7-digit number for the
emergency agency if you want to block your identity and where you are
calling from.

Wes Leatherock

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