Tips for VoIP Subscribers

If you have or are idea of subscribing to an interconnected VoIP service, you should:

  1. Provide your correct physical address to your consistent VoIP service providers to ensure that emergency services can fast be dispatched to your location.

  2. Be familiar with your VoIP service provider’s events for updating your address, and promptly update address in order in the event of a change.

  3. Have a clear kind of any limits of your 911 service.

  4. Inform children, babysitters, and visitors about your VoIP service and its 911 limits, if any.

  5. If your power is out or your Internet link is down, be aware that your VoIP service may not work. Consider installing a backup power supply, maintaining a traditional phone line, or having a wireless phone as a backup.

  6. If you have questions about whether the phone service you are receiving is an consistent VoIP service, contact your service provider for further information.