Originally Posted by dkf747: Won't I get in trouble for that?
No no no no.Reba said:Yeah, that's what I thought.
mld4ds said:No no no no.
Just dial 911 then once they reply via the tdd. Just inform that it is for test to dial the 911 via the TDD. Be sure to thank shortly since 911 always records your converation. Just be nice and I do not want to see you getting into trouble with police officers.
Do not hestiate to contact. Just dial 911 to ensure that your landline without service still works.
I have tested 911 in a big city. The 911 operator understood and gladly to assisted me.
Let me know if your phone without service still works for 911.
That is what I expected. We've already established that there is no FCC mandate, secret or otherwise. I agree, people should be warned about this.bradleyland said:I also recently switched to VoIP and I wanted to share my experience here for the benefit of all. Some basics:
County: Indian River
Telco Provider: Bellsouth
New VoIP Provider: Vonage
Procedure: Signed up at Vonage's website and had my telephone number "ported" to my VoIP service so I could keep the same number.
I have no dial tone whatsoever at my jack. Since I am also a novice installer (phone system technician), I have the equipment for diagnosing the problem all the way back to the box on the side of my house where the signal comes in. I opened the box and connected my buttset directly at the telco's box. Still nothing.
Most people don't know this, but phones are powered by 48v DC current that is provided by the actual phone line. Without tone or voltage, there is no way the phone can work. Your phone can't generate DTMF tones (the sounds you hear when you press buttons) without this voltage.
In short, I can't dial 9-1-1, regardless of any FCC mandate, and I think it's important that people know this.
Note: Yes, I tried dialing 9-1-1, even with no dial tone. Silence is all I got.
Also of note is that Vonage's E911 service is less than perfect. I tested the system today (dialed 911 shortly after posting my original thread), because I want to know who I'm going to be connected to in the event of an emergency.dkf747 said:That is what I expected. We've already established that there is no FCC mandate, secret or otherwise. I agree, people should be warned about this.