[LINK] Call Canada: cheaper than Katoomba
nospam at crm911.com
Fri Jun 11 10:45:57 EST 2004
> From: rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
> Well, the ACA is the pinnacle of the tech press! I was giving
> you the current information from the Verbiage Website, so
> until I have a moment to check, I'll believe the supplier
> rather than A Current Affair!
I actually rang Virbiage (03 9620 5500) and they confirmed that this is indeed
currently available. I said I was mentioning it in an article and I didn't
actually have a device (they weren't curious or eager to know anything about me or
the article). The direct calling service for FireFly is via
http://www.freshtel.net/products/plan_show.php. All calls are timed per minute.
> OK, to qualify what I wrote: Emergency call support on Vonage
> is (a) limited, (b) demands self-management, and (c) imposes
> a legal liability on the owner which doesn't exist for a PSTN
> phone (read the T&Cs).
> Here's a serious question: Vonage calls are very cheap; but
> "what if" the long-term penalty is a huge escalation in your
> home liability insurance?
Don't know. Should my premium go up if I don't have a telephone at all? My wife's
workplace (child care) has half a dozen dummy mobile phones (from a dad who must
work in a phone shop) that look very real - are they likely to be mistaken in a
real emergency there?
My phone is in the office, under a desk, so the local phone is more visible, but
for the growing number of SIP and non-SIP phones that are entering private homes,
it is an interesting question.
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