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Re: More on Vonage service disruptions...
- From: Christopher Woodfield
- Date: Fri Mar 04 13:00:16 2005
Replying to myself...
Yes, I am aware that a battery backup in the VoIP adapter doesn't do
you much good if you don't have power on the cable/DSL modem and any
intermediate gear - or your wireless phone, for that matter...
That said, this could be a feature that customers could be looking for
as IP connectivity becomes more of a utility-like service.
On Mar 4, 2005, at 12:45 PM, Christopher Woodfield wrote:
This does bring up a hardware design question...I'm wondering how
difficult of an engineering/marketing problem it would be to design
VoIP adapters with built-in backup batteries. How does the power
consumption profile of a VoIP adapter compare to, say, a cellphone?
What would this add to the cost of the device, and how long could the
On Mar 3, 2005, at 10:25 PM, Scott Morris wrote:
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
offer it as "lifeline" service which meant it had to survive power
I guess the original regs weren't written with these things in mind!
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf
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
I was surprised to see on Packet8's web site that they now offer E911
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
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
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
whole question of what level of service people are paying for vs.
what level they think they are paying for.
John Levine, firstname.lastname@example.org, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for
Dummies", Information Superhighwayman wanna-be,
Mayor "I dropped the toothpaste", said Tom, crestfallenly.