Friday, September 08, 2006

Dialing 911 with Skype

No, this isn't possible. It is clearly stated: WARNING: Skype software does not support calls to any emergency number nor emergency service (e.g. 211, 911, 999 etc). To perform calls of this type please make sure to use a landline telephone or a cellular/mobile phone.

But Intrado Inc. announced the successful completion of a New York City trial to automatically locate a mobile VoIP 9-1-1 caller. During the trial, Intrado reliably and consistently delivered VoIP location information to the appropriate public safety answering point (PSAP) to demonstrate that VoIP end user devices such as soft phones can provide useful location information directly into a specific locality's existing E9-1-1 network. (source)

Is dialing 911 with Skype getting closer now?

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