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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:12 pm    Post subject: No service, No dial tone, No 911 Reply with quote Back to top

What is Vonage contingency plan for something like this ?, this is a very dangerous situation........
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

No dialtone = your Voip adapter's not reaching the Vonage servers... in which case, there is no possible way for Vonage to make a contingency plan. If you find yourself in the situation like I did earlier today, in a hurricane-hit area and the cable internet provider's dead in the water, your Vonage calls (all of 'em) will be to. Similarly, your Vonage adapter needs power as well... without power, don't expect it to work unless you've planned ahead & have a battery backup that powers everything on your internet signal.

What is your landline phone co's contingency plan if a burglar cuts your phone lines?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The best shot if you're paranoid about such a situation happening, is to get a cellphone network-based adaptor for your alarm system, they make them and service for such is like $8-10 a month I believe.

That will both act as a backup and a full-out alarm system if you wish, which will work as long as the cell system works.. Of course, that also requires an alarm system to be installed. Wink

However, most have support for "medical emergency" callouts too Smile

IF ANYTHING, you can always get a used/cheap phone (even one of those "pay as you go" phones -- and then don't use it).. Even without service on a cellphone, they have to be able to make emergency calls, and you'll be able to dial 911 from one as long as you can get a signal.

Of course it won't be E911, but it's there if you need it.

When people go over ultimate reliability, I think of a DSL and a satellite internet setup fed into a redundant router (they make them, though they're ~$300) -- the plus there is you get load balancing too.. but anyway, you'd want to make the satellite internet dish's mountings rather robust (make it so it can take a good storm -- and of course keep line of sight in mind while doing such)..

But you'd have internet service no matter what, even if your phone company's grid was obliterated (or the cable company's for that matter), as long as you had a nice UPS going (maybe a generator handy for afterwards)..

In that, a nice 3000-5000VA UPS (a used one in good condition + new batteries will run ya $500-1000) and you'll be set for at least a few days of downtime Smile

So that's extreme overkill lol. e
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Heh, that was a good one.

I think that by purchasing a cellphone would be a good idea for backup. Or go back to a POTS line, and hope that they get generators on the system fast enough before you lose that dial tone.

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