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Re: How relable does the Internet need to be? (Was: Re: Converged Network Threat)

  • From: Sam Stickland
  • Date: Fri Feb 27 12:20:59 2004

[email protected] wrote:
> P.S. I think a solution lies in the general direction
> of converting the entire world to use 112 for emergency
> services and having the VoIP services set up an automated
> system that rings back whenever your phone connects using
> a different IP address and asks you where you are.

For what it's worth, I believe here in the UK dialing just 99 will also
connect you to the emergency services. The rational is that if you are
behind a switchboard you have to dial 9 to get an outside line, and in the
heat of the moment you might forget to dial four nines. That's definately an
advantage that 999 has, taht 911 and 112 don't?