[rescue] VOIP

Andrew Weiss ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Mon Oct 13 00:06:16 CDT 2003

On Sunday, October 12, 2003, at 07:17  PM, Al Potter wrote:

> The 911 thing is a killer drawback, as is the fact that my IP service 
> is via
> DSL, which means I cannot disco the land line, thus no savings.
Well in NY at least, AFAIK they cannot cut your dialtone for 911 calls. 
  If you've activated a land line at least once, then when they 
disconnect your service you have dialtone and can make a call to a few 
numbers... 911 being one of them... some others are codes like 990 (to 
get the number assigned to the phone).  This is with Verizon at least.  
I know because when I moved here (NY).  I always had a dial tone but 
could not make any calls...but was informed that you can call 911... 
It's in our phone books as well I believe.


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