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Im trying to add
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After recent
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4th and 5th of
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Had a call from a
Hospital in Ajax,
Ontario to my home
in
Scarborough, Onta
rio
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HildBeft Posted:
You can recollect
password by
connecting the
router to your pc
and open the
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Great tips..
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On Oct 20, 2016 at 04:55:03

massrman Posted:
The devices are
available at
different price
margins , please
share your
estimated
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On Sep 30, 2016 at 00:48:03

massrman Posted:
Hi these are most
commonly used SIP
PBX interops and
their
configuration
guides,
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On Sep 30, 2016 at 00:37:45

Sammy00 Posted:
Has anyone setup a
W52p phone for
vonage? I have
a W52p with two
wireless handsets,
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On Aug 30, 2016 at 10:38:01

James44 Posted:
Hi, I am
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Sip Trunking
provider in
Canada. they
should offer
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September 12, 2005

By Howard Buskirk

Voip carriers have benefited from good publicity in the days since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Voip sources said they hope the anecdotal evidence helps the industry make its case for extending the FCC's late-Nov. deadline for Voip carriers to connect all their customers to emergency call centers.

The recent wave of publicity stands in contrast to what was probably the Voip industry's darkest day -- the May FCC meeting, when witnesses testified how their lives had been put at risk because their Voip phones failed to connect to emergency services. Vonage, the nation's largest independent Voip operator, was mentioned by name during the May meeting, but has gotten positive mentions in recent days.

"The technology itself has proved to be really indispensable in an emergency. The fact that you can set up voice services on the fly from any network has really proved critical," Jim Kohlenberger, exec. dir. of the VON Coalition, told us: "As the Wall Street Journal showed today, people broke into Office Depots and other places just so they could get access to Voip phones and communications... The industry has stepped forward to help FEMA, the Red Cross, the Army communicate... Across the board VoIP, because it can ride across any network that anybody sets up, is really proving to be essential."

The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post carried stories last week about how Voip had provided critical communications after Katrina. In the Journal account, Mayor Ray Nagin and his inner circle, holed up in the Hyatt Regency Hotel a few blocks from City Hall, couldn't communicate with the outside world for 2 days after the storm. Then a member of the mayor's technical staff remembered he had recently signed up for a Vonage account. He and other staff set out in a military Humvee to find an Office Depot, where they requisitioned Voip phones.

Staffers got 8 Voip lines up and running from the mayor's emergency hq. When President Bush called Nagin Aug. 31 from Air Force One, they spoke on a Vonage line. The city was making use of the capability of Voip phones to be used anywhere with a high speed Internet connection -- the same characteristic that makes 911 connections more difficult than for fixed lines.

"We're grateful that we have as many customers as we have and some of them are in the afflicted area," said a Vonage spokeswoman: "The great thing about our service is it's not tied to physical facilities in the ground... We have had some customers who have e-mailed us as well to tell us this is the only way they can get in touch with friends and family. It is a great story for us, but it's not one we planted and it's not one that has been sought after."

Jonathan Askin, gen. counsel to Pulver.com, said the performance of Voip in Katrina's aftermath should spur the FCC to reconsider its approach on Voip and E-911. "Internet-based communications, because of the ability to access the service from anywhere and because of the redundant paths and multiple points of failure built into the network, allows for a much more resilient and survivable means of communications than traditional modes of communications," Askin said.

Askin said he hoped the FCC would draw the right lessons. "What is essential is that government, at last, acknowledge the enabling power of IP and the Internet and let the IP innovators and entrepreneurs push the limits of IP technology to offer different functionalities than those offered by traditional wireline and wireless phones," he said. "Regulation of late has been backward- looking, forcing IP-based communications providers to configure their services to be 'backward-compatible' with the narrowband services and networks of the last century. For instance, the FCC has recently compelled Voip providers to offer the limited, cookie-cutter E-911 offerings that we see on traditional phone lines. Instead, government should be devoting its resources... to upgrade the existing emergency response infrastructure."

The VON Coalition's Kohlenberger said the recent stories provide strong anecdotal evidence to the Commission of the role Voip can play in emergencies, weighing against forced service cutoffs as Voip operators work to make their systems 911 compliant. "We continue to think Voip can be essential in an emergency," he said. "And this industry has really made progress on 911. These were terrible stories [at the May meeting], but we now have an opportunity not to be shutting off service but to be turning it on... The FCC has to be coming around to see that there are some unique capabilities that we need to be harnessing here."

Kohlenberger expects more positive publicity if hurricane victims at refugee centers are able to set up Voip mailboxes using their old phone numbers. "With Voip it doesn't matter where you are, you can take the phone number with you... and at least have voice mail," he said.



 
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