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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:24 pm    Post subject: Solving the 911 problem Reply with quote Back to top

I have an idea for solving the 911 problem with Voip. Perhaps someone has already thought of this, and maybe there is a reason why it wouldn't work, but I just thought I'd post my idea here to see if I can get any feedback from those of you who know more the technology.

I was thinking, since the government solved the 911 problem with cell phones by requiring cell phone manufacturers to install GPS chips in cell phones, why not do the same with Voip? Install GPS chips in the phone adapters. Perhaps there would be issues with the GPS chips not working well indoors, but it seems like a better solution than having users manually enter their location.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

In theory, it is a good idea...I think for practical applications it would not work.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Very creative thinking which I can see as a solution. I had given it some thought at one time. In fact, it would be an easy way to quiten those who scream that the world will end without E911. (I guess cell phones are the kickoff point for the end of the world.)

But, to answer your question I will play devil's advocate. I can see the privacy groups crying foul play because you can now be tracked. Of course the government would be thrilled and probably force the Voip companies to disable any ability to turn it off under the premise that it is the best for us.

While I respect Vonage's interest in my safety and their dilligent work on the E911 solution I think too much priority is given to this effort. Where were all these people worried about me when I still had my personal cell phone?

Again, I think your idea is great and I think that the Voip companies will eventually solve the problem. In fact, I don't doubt that Vonage will be one of the leaders in presenting the solution.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Trowski wrote:
In theory, it is a good idea...I think for practical applications it would not work.


To followup- GPS needs clear outside sky with a good antenna and line of sight. The location of most, if not all of our ATA's just would not work. a GPS receiver In the house, next to an RF emitting computer or telephone, with no anatenna gain is just not going to receive much. Have you ever tried to get a GPS fix next to the computer?

Also the antenna would be very obtrusive as in ugly.

Adding GPS to the ATA would also add to the price. Instead of a free ATA you would then have to pay over $100.

It really is a logical solution, don't get me wrong. But probably wouldnt work in the real world where Vonage customers have enough trouble just getting their network to work and get a dial tone.

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