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Cell instead of regular phone line?

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Scott H, Mar 28, 2004.

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    videoxfer wrote:

    > On 2004-03-28, Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    >>This *only* works if the 911 call centers are gps enabled.

    >
    >
    >
    > Two people have now made a point of this. One would have been
    > sufficient. In any case, I stand corrected, maybe the OP lives in a
    > place where 911 doesn't handle gps yet. Or maybe not. Who knows? Not
    > me, not Steven J Sobol.
    >
    > Either way, since this little bit about gps was in both responses
    > extracted out of the rest of my post, I'll assume everything else
    > stands as is. Given which, the conclusion also stands as is. But,
    > hey, now we all know that some 911 centers are more sophisticated than
    > others. And that's the important thing. I guess.
    >
    >
    >
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  2. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    There are several alarm system modules that don't support dialing regular
    numbers, but have no monthly fees for monitoring and have a built in
    cellphone that dials 911 and delivers a message up to 40 seconds. Result, no
    monthly fees. It can also dial up to 9 other numbers, but to dial anything
    other than 911 you have to activate the cellphone and pay a monthly fee.

    I live and travel in my RV, it's handy for people on the move that have no
    landlines at all.



    "Dick" <LeadWinger> wrote in message
    news:4bpe60p8h50umc2qucr1mlnredvavdsjct@4ax.com...vers a message up to 40
    seconds.
    > One thing I haven't seen mentioned is the millions with a land-line
    > connected security system. I know there are some who use a dedicated
    > cel phone for this purpose, but then it isn't useable for anything
    > else.
    >
    > On Sun, 28 Mar 2004 18:44:24 -0500, Pablo Lizondo
    > <biengracias@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > >My wife and I do this already. We use a cablemodem connection for the
    > >Internet, and we each have our Verizon cell phone. We don't need (or

    have) a
    > >landline @ all.

    >
     
  3. Scott H

    Scott H Guest

    Thanks to everyone for the replies. A little more info on my
    situation that some people were over-analyzing:

    Just me, no kids or seniors, so 911 isn't a real big issue, at least I
    hope it never becomes one.

    The internet is mostly recreation from home. The cable modem has been
    down for a total of 4 hours over the 8 months I've had it, so I don't
    envision ever having to connect via a modem to the internet if it was
    down for a little while.

    I've never had to receive or send a fax in my life from home.



    Next question concerns long distance and roaming. I'm a little
    confused on the differences between roaming and when some of these
    plans say "long distance charges may apply" (sorry for being a little
    naive on this):

    (this assumes I haven't used up my minutes, which if I get 300-400
    from the smallest plan, I'd never come close to using in a month).

    -If I call from my home, Madison, WI to say...Milwaukee, a city in my
    service coverage area but would normally be a long distance call from
    a landline, is that no additional charge assuming I still have
    minutes? Or is there a long distance charge?

    What about...

    -If I'm in Milwaukee and call to Madison?

    -If I'm in Milwaukee and call Milwaukee?

    -If I'm in New York City and call Madison, is there any additional
    charge other than the roaming charge per minute?

    -If I'm in New York City and call Miami?




    "Scott Nelson - Wash DC" <spamcop@bnmnetworks.net> wrote in message news:<ZdD9c.5296$Td3.1751@nwrddc02.gnilink.net>...
    > 1. 911 calls are harder to locate callers position in Cell Phones then in
    > Landlines so, if you have kids or Senior Citizens, it's a good idea to keep
    > a cheap as you can get landline in the house.
    > 2. If you have night and weekends and can call toll free numbers during your
    > free N&W, then it's not much of an issue.
    > 3. If you depend on the Internet for your work and need to have a dial
    > backup in case the broadband connection goes down, then I would also
    > consider keeping a landline around.
    >
    > I use my Cellphone for all of my voicecalling but keep a $9 a month measured
    > rate landland around for emergencies, backup, etc.
    >
    > Scotty
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Scott H" <bulldog269@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:11e2f463.0403280823.2717830f@posting.google.com...
    > > Just curious on this I've been wondering about. I currently pay
    > > almost $30 a month from Verizon for a regular line plus long distance
    > > of about $3-5 a month from AT&T. I make very little calls (I do lots
    > > of emailing) and have a cable modem for my internet service. I'd say
    > > I make about 2-3 local calls a month for a total of maybe 15 minutes
    > > and about 15 minutes worth of in-state long distance a month.
    > > Occasionally make a 1-800 call for something like tech support or
    > > something like that for 5-20 minutes.
    > >
    > > I'm wondering if it would be almost cheaper to ditch the regular phone
    > > line at my place and just go cellular. Or would that be about the
    > > same cost? It'd of course be a little more convienient and good for
    > > emergencies in the car, but am I missing some detail like it would
    > > cost a lot more using so little minutes or that I'm required to have
    > > some kind of regular phone line? I suppose the big disadvantage would
    > > be the 1-800 time spent on the phone, free vs. paying on the cell,
    > > right?
    > >
    > > US Cellular or Verizon would be the main Cell phone places in this
    > > area (Madison, Wisconsin) so I was wondering if anyone has gone this
    > > route before.
     
  4. It's still an issue.


    "videoxfer" <videoxfer@xfer.tv> wrote in message
    news:MTD9c.120284$po.799006@attbi_s52...
    > On 2004-03-28, Scott Nelson - Wash DC <spamcop@bnmnetworks.net> wrote:
    > > 1. 911 calls are harder to locate callers position in Cell Phones then

    in
    > > Landlines

    >
    > Many modern cellphones include gps for 911 calls, so I don't think
    > this is a real issue anymore.
    >
    >
    >
    > > 3. If you depend on the Internet for your work and need to have a dial
    > > backup in case the broadband connection goes down, then I would also
    > > consider keeping a landline around.

    >
    > Cell phones are perfectly capable of acting as modems. So unless the
    > OP's cable-modem service is prone to interruptions, I don't think he
    > needs to be concerned about this at all. Cable internet service is
    > really very very reliable nowadays - afaik mine has had zero outages
    > in the last 2 years, and even before that, when it did go out a
    > handful of times, it was never out for more than an hour.
    >
    >
    > > 2. If you have night and weekends and can call toll free numbers during

    your
    > > free N&W, then it's not much of an issue.

    >
    > Given the OP's usage patterns, he's wouldn't come close to using up
    > his allocated peak minutes even with the cheapest AC plan (300
    > minutes) -- no need to defer the toll-free calls to off-peak hours.
    > The total cost per month would be about the same as what he's paying
    > now, but for this same cost he'd have unlimited nights-and-weekends
    > long distance and of course all the portability advantages of a cell,
    > as well as caller-id, voicemail, missed-call logging, electronic
    > phonebook, text-messaging, etc. Seems like a win to me.
    >
    >
    >
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    >
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  5. Randy I

    Randy I Guest

    Scott H wrote:

    > Just curious on this I've been wondering about. I currently pay
    > almost $30 a month from Verizon for a regular line plus long distance
    > of about $3-5 a month from AT&T. I make very little calls (I do lots
    > of emailing) and have a cable modem for my internet service. I'd say
    > I make about 2-3 local calls a month for a total of maybe 15 minutes
    > and about 15 minutes worth of in-state long distance a month.
    > Occasionally make a 1-800 call for something like tech support or
    > something like that for 5-20 minutes.
    >
    > I'm wondering if it would be almost cheaper to ditch the regular phone
    > line at my place and just go cellular. Or would that be about the
    > same cost? It'd of course be a little more convienient and good for
    > emergencies in the car, but am I missing some detail like it would
    > cost a lot more using so little minutes or that I'm required to have
    > some kind of regular phone line? I suppose the big disadvantage would
    > be the 1-800 time spent on the phone, free vs. paying on the cell,
    > right?
    >
    > US Cellular or Verizon would be the main Cell phone places in this
    > area (Madison, Wisconsin) so I was wondering if anyone has gone this
    > route before.


    Hey Scott, since you have a lot of good questions about the details of
    using a cellphone (nothing wrong with that) my first suggestion is to
    find out which cellphone providers your coworkers, friends and family
    use. Ask them how they like their service. Be sure that you have good
    coverage at your home. When your friends/family come over find out what
    providers they have and compare the quality of their reception. Once
    you do that the next step might be to try using a cellphone for a year
    or so. Pick out a provider/plan that works for you but don't cancel
    your home phone until you're sure it works out. Then do what another
    poster recommended, put your home phone on the lowest cost measured
    service with a no monthly fee long distance provider. Even though it's
    still there, don't use your home phone, tell everybody you know and all
    your financial relationsips to use your new number and use only the cell
    and see what your individual pros and cons are.

    I have been using my cell as my only phone since I signed up for cable
    modem service. But I made sure that I was going to have cellphone
    service at my home first.

    It seems like a lot of people are dissappointed with the level of
    service they get from cellphones, so don't jump into it before you know
    what you're doing.

    Good luck,
    Randy.
     
  6. Joseph

    Joseph Guest

    On Sun, 28 Mar 2004 16:56:35 -0700, Dick <LeadWinger> wrote:

    >One thing I haven't seen mentioned is the millions with a land-line
    >connected security system. I know there are some who use a dedicated
    >cel phone for this purpose, but then it isn't useable for anything
    >else.


    Maybe it needs to be stated again that a one size fits all situation
    does not exist. Some people can do very well with just a cell phone
    alone while others need it for varying reasons such as sharing a place
    with someone or need to have a wireline phone line for alarm services
    or to "talk" to the satellite PPV service or the cable PPV service.
    Other people don't have those stipulations. Just as some people may
    require the better coverage that Verizon provides and others do not
    need it and instead get more minutes for their money and know that
    their coverage isn't as good. You get what works for you is the
    bottom line.

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  7. Joseph

    Joseph Guest

    On 28 Mar 2004 19:02:46 -0800, bulldog269@hotmail.com (Scott H) wrote:

    >Next question concerns long distance and roaming. I'm a little
    >confused on the differences between roaming and when some of these
    >plans say "long distance charges may apply" (sorry for being a little
    >naive on this):


    It all depends on what kind of plan you have. If you have a plan that
    includes long distance and roaming you're covered.

    >-If I call from my home, Madison, WI to say...Milwaukee, a city in my
    >service coverage area but would normally be a long distance call from
    >a landline, is that no additional charge assuming I still have
    >minutes? Or is there a long distance charge?


    Same deal. If your plan includes long distance and roaming you're
    covered. If you don't have a national plan you're not.

    >What about...
    >
    >-If I'm in Milwaukee and call to Madison?
    >
    >-If I'm in Milwaukee and call Milwaukee?
    >
    >-If I'm in New York City and call Madison, is there any additional
    >charge other than the roaming charge per minute?
    >
    >-If I'm in New York City and call Miami?


    Plan, plan plan! Some plans include long distance and roaming while
    other plans don't.

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  8. Brian S.

    Brian S. Guest

    My gf lives in DE and uses hers as a primary phone. She gets great coverage
    thru-out her entire house. She has been doing this for over 4 years. No
    complaints, she is on the 500 ac plan with unlimited in network and
    unlimited nights and weekends.

    As far as a landline, i keep mine basic. I also chose verizon as my long
    distance carrier and i called and had them add the e-values plan. they wont
    tell you about it when you call for your landline. But it is no fee, (none
    of that 3.95 a month to keep a certain rate charge) and it is a straight .10
    mon-fri then weekends are .05 out of state. anything long distance i use
    the cell. i have the 400 ac plan and have yet to use all of that plus the
    unlimited in network. all my friends have VZW. so it works out great.

    brian s.

    "K2NNJ" <ktwonnj@NOSPAMoptonline.net> wrote in message
    news:gqH9c.135302$LX.14311311@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
    > I use VZW as my primary phone with no problems.
    > I live in NJ.
    >
    > "Joseph" <JoeOfSeattle@yahoo.NONOcom> wrote in message
    > news:ns6e605p34ocnlelicagd3stmjv3t061d9@4ax.com...
    > > On 28 Mar 2004 08:23:15 -0800, bulldog269@hotmail.com (Scott H) wrote:
    > >
    > > >Just curious on this I've been wondering about. I currently pay
    > > >almost $30 a month from Verizon for a regular line plus long distance
    > > >of about $3-5 a month from AT&T. I make very little calls (I do lots
    > > >of emailing) and have a cable modem for my internet service. I'd say
    > > >I make about 2-3 local calls a month for a total of maybe 15 minutes
    > > >and about 15 minutes worth of in-state long distance a month.
    > > >Occasionally make a 1-800 call for something like tech support or
    > > >something like that for 5-20 minutes.
    > > >
    > > >I'm wondering if it would be almost cheaper to ditch the regular phone
    > > >line at my place and just go cellular. Or would that be about the
    > > >same cost? It'd of course be a little more convienient and good for
    > > >emergencies in the car, but am I missing some detail like it would
    > > >cost a lot more using so little minutes or that I'm required to have
    > > >some kind of regular phone line? I suppose the big disadvantage would
    > > >be the 1-800 time spent on the phone, free vs. paying on the cell,
    > > >right?
    > > >
    > > >US Cellular or Verizon would be the main Cell phone places in this
    > > >area (Madison, Wisconsin) so I was wondering if anyone has gone this
    > > >route before.

    > >
    > > At the end of May I will have gone two years without a wireline phone.
    > > If you are a single person this will work out well for you. If you
    > > share an apartment or house with several people it wouldn't
    > > necessarily be such a good idea.
    > >
    > > I use a Cellsocket which I plug regular phones into and just put the
    > > cell phone in the charging cradle when I come home and for all intents
    > > and purposes my phone is the same as it always was except I have to
    > > end all calls made on a regular phone with a #.
    > >
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  9. rbh martin

    rbh martin Guest

    hi

    i keep a landline for my DSL, but i use my cellphone for my regular phone.
    why?

    - its about the same cost with the amount of calling i do
    - im tied to my phone for my business and people can find me anytime
    anywhere
    - i only have 1 number for people to get ahold of me
    - i like the features of a cell phone better (one voice mail, separate rings
    for different people, voice recognition, etc)

    it just makes things more convenient. any dollar difference is negligible
    and greatly outweighed by the conveniences cited above.

    rbh martin
     
  10. rbh martin

    rbh martin Guest

    >I use a Cellsocket

    what is a 'cell socket' and how does it work?

    rgh martin
     
  11. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "rbh martin" <rbhmartin@hotmail.spam.comcom> wrote in message
    news:WAO9c.9614$u_2.628@nwrddc01.gnilink.net...
    > >I use a Cellsocket

    >
    > what is a 'cell socket' and how does it work?
    >
    > rgh martin
    >
    >


    Check out all the details at www.cellsocket.com

    Basically it is a charger, external antenna, and home phone system
    connector: It's pretty cool.


    How It Works
    Connect the Cellsocket to any regular wired phone through Cellsocket's phone
    jack.
    Drop your cell phone into the Cellsocket, and start making and receiving
    phone calls from any desktop,
    cordless, or extension phone in your home or office using your wireless
    phone service!
     
  12. Joseph

    Joseph Guest

    On Mon, 29 Mar 2004 05:35:50 GMT, "rbh martin"
    <rbhmartin@hotmail.spam.comcom> wrote:

    >>I use a Cellsocket

    >
    >what is a 'cell socket' and how does it work?


    http://cellsocket.com

    Cellsocket is a "docking" device. You attach regular phone lines to
    the Cellsocket. The cell phone sits in the cellsocket recharging the
    cell phone along with sending all cell phone calls to your regular
    phones. To make a call from a regular phone you lift the receiver and
    listen for a faux "dial tone" and dial the number as you normally
    would with the exception that you end all calls with the # key which
    is the same as the send key on your cell phone. When you hang up your
    regular phone it automatically disconnects the cell phone.

    Cellsocket has limited compatibility with certain Motorola and Nokia
    models.

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CellSocket

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  13. Jesse Hand

    Jesse Hand Guest

    I use my cell phone for all my calls. I have kept Verizon landline as well.
    You can get their "budget service". Click this link to check it out.
    http://www22.verizon.com/foryourhom...CategoryID=86&state=P1&pkgname=Budget+Service

    That way you are never without a landline in case of emergencies.

    --

    -Jesse

    http://www.pixelpages.net/jesse

    Disclaimer: Spelling & grammar errors are made on purpose for those who are
    fulfilled by correcting others.


    "Scott H" <bulldog269@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:11e2f463.0403280823.2717830f@posting.google.com...
    > Just curious on this I've been wondering about. I currently pay
    > almost $30 a month from Verizon for a regular line plus long distance
    > of about $3-5 a month from AT&T. I make very little calls (I do lots
    > of emailing) and have a cable modem for my internet service. I'd say
    > I make about 2-3 local calls a month for a total of maybe 15 minutes
    > and about 15 minutes worth of in-state long distance a month.
    > Occasionally make a 1-800 call for something like tech support or
    > something like that for 5-20 minutes.
    >
    > I'm wondering if it would be almost cheaper to ditch the regular phone
    > line at my place and just go cellular. Or would that be about the
    > same cost? It'd of course be a little more convienient and good for
    > emergencies in the car, but am I missing some detail like it would
    > cost a lot more using so little minutes or that I'm required to have
    > some kind of regular phone line? I suppose the big disadvantage would
    > be the 1-800 time spent on the phone, free vs. paying on the cell,
    > right?
    >
    > US Cellular or Verizon would be the main Cell phone places in this
    > area (Madison, Wisconsin) so I was wondering if anyone has gone this
    > route before.
     
  14. Steve B

    Steve B Guest

    "Jesse Hand" <no.spam@for.me> wrote in message
    news:QkZ9c.4733$yN6.2136@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
    > I use my cell phone for all my calls. I have kept Verizon landline as

    well.
    > You can get their "budget service". Click this link to check it out.
    >

    http://www22.verizon.com/foryourhom...CategoryID=86&state=P1&pkgname=Budget+Service
    >
    > That way you are never without a landline in case of emergencies.


    I have only Verizon and no landline. BellSouth (at least in my area) allows
    access to 911 and to BellSouth from my landline, at no cost. So, I'm
    covered as far as emergency access goes....

    Steve B
     
  15. David S

    David S Guest

    On 28 Mar 2004 08:23:15 -0800, bulldog269@hotmail.com (Scott H) chose to
    add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >Just curious on this I've been wondering about. I currently pay
    >almost $30 a month from Verizon for a regular line plus long distance
    >of about $3-5 a month from AT&T. I make very little calls (I do lots
    >of emailing) and have a cable modem for my internet service. I'd say
    >I make about 2-3 local calls a month for a total of maybe 15 minutes
    >and about 15 minutes worth of in-state long distance a month.
    >Occasionally make a 1-800 call for something like tech support or
    >something like that for 5-20 minutes.


    Have you checked into whether a cheaper landline plan is available? $30
    seems high to me.

    My SBC (nee Illinois Bell) bill is ~$20/month for more local calls than you
    and the same or less in-state LD. We recently switched to SBC's own LD to
    get rid of MCI's monthly charge for something we never use anyway.

    That said, if I were living alone, I would have just the cell and no
    landline.

    --
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    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
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    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "The idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting money from
    private industry or private sources is essentially a socialist argument."
    - Newt Gringrich, 1989
     
  16. jdoe

    jdoe Guest

    You may not be aware that even a deactivated phone must be able to dial 911
    whether it's a mobil or a landline. It's a law. So even if he ditches the LL
    he'll still be able to dial 911
    Larry
    "Scott Stephenson" <scott.stephensonson@adelphia.net> wrote in message
    news:eek:9udnXtQrZdkl_rdRVn-ug@adelphia.com...
    >
    > "videoxfer" <videoxfer@xfer.tv> wrote in message
    > news:MTD9c.120284$po.799006@attbi_s52...
    > > On 2004-03-28, Scott Nelson - Wash DC <spamcop@bnmnetworks.net> wrote:
    > > > 1. 911 calls are harder to locate callers position in Cell Phones then

    > in
    > > > Landlines

    > >
    > > Many modern cellphones include gps for 911 calls, so I don't think
    > > this is a real issue anymore.

    >
    > The issue isn't with the phones- its with the Emergency Service Providers.
    > Not all areas have upgraded with E911 technology.
    >
    >
    >
     
  17. In Wash DC, they physically disconnect you so, that would be problematic.
    :)

    Scotty


    "jdoe" <jdoe@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:KFdac.35419$w54.243729@attbi_s01...
    > You may not be aware that even a deactivated phone must be able to dial

    911
    > whether it's a mobil or a landline. It's a law. So even if he ditches the

    LL
    > he'll still be able to dial 911
    > Larry
    > "Scott Stephenson" <scott.stephensonson@adelphia.net> wrote in message
    > news:eek:9udnXtQrZdkl_rdRVn-ug@adelphia.com...
    > >
    > > "videoxfer" <videoxfer@xfer.tv> wrote in message
    > > news:MTD9c.120284$po.799006@attbi_s52...
    > > > On 2004-03-28, Scott Nelson - Wash DC <spamcop@bnmnetworks.net> wrote:
    > > > > 1. 911 calls are harder to locate callers position in Cell Phones

    then
    > > in
    > > > > Landlines
    > > >
    > > > Many modern cellphones include gps for 911 calls, so I don't think
    > > > this is a real issue anymore.

    > >
    > > The issue isn't with the phones- its with the Emergency Service

    Providers.
    > > Not all areas have upgraded with E911 technology.
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
  18. OldFart

    OldFart Guest

    On Tue, 30 Mar 2004 12:24:10 GMT, "jdoe" <jdoe@msn.com> wrote:

    >You may not be aware that even a deactivated phone must be able to dial 911
    >whether it's a mobil or a landline. It's a law. So even if he ditches the LL
    >he'll still be able to dial 911
    >Larry


    Yes but the 911 operations center won't know who or where he is
    because the deactivated landline has no tel# associated with it and a
    result of that is the oc computer can't identify the caller and
    display name and address. Also there is no guarantee that a
    deactivated landline will still have dialtone on it. If you live in an
    area where telco facilities are tight it's a good bet your deactivated
    line will be 'dead' so that some other subscriber can use your
    facilities for their service.
    Jim

    <snip>
     
  19. Joseph

    Joseph Guest

    On Tue, 30 Mar 2004 12:24:10 GMT, "jdoe" <jdoe@msn.com> wrote:

    >You may not be aware that even a deactivated phone must be able to dial 911
    >whether it's a mobil or a landline. It's a law. So even if he ditches the LL
    >he'll still be able to dial 911


    That is not the case everywhere.

    >Larry
    >"Scott Stephenson" <scott.stephensonson@adelphia.net> wrote in message
    >news:eek:9udnXtQrZdkl_rdRVn-ug@adelphia.com...
    >>
    >> "videoxfer" <videoxfer@xfer.tv> wrote in message
    >> news:MTD9c.120284$po.799006@attbi_s52...
    >> > On 2004-03-28, Scott Nelson - Wash DC <spamcop@bnmnetworks.net> wrote:
    >> > > 1. 911 calls are harder to locate callers position in Cell Phones then

    >> in
    >> > > Landlines
    >> >
    >> > Many modern cellphones include gps for 911 calls, so I don't think
    >> > this is a real issue anymore.

    >>
    >> The issue isn't with the phones- its with the Emergency Service Providers.
    >> Not all areas have upgraded with E911 technology.
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >


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  20. Joseph <JoeOfSeattle@yahoo.nonocom> wrote:
    > On Tue, 30 Mar 2004 12:24:10 GMT, "jdoe" <jdoe@msn.com> wrote:
    >
    >>You may not be aware that even a deactivated phone must be able to dial 911
    >>whether it's a mobil or a landline. It's a law. So even if he ditches the LL
    >>he'll still be able to dial 911

    >
    > That is not the case everywhere.


    Isn't that an FCC rule?

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