Emergency services- 9-1-1 dialing through home phone voip (voice over ip) services
1. Non-availability of traditional 9-1-1 or e9-1-1 dialing service.
Safarifone offers on its home-phone & business ip phone service a form of 9-1-1 dialing service (9-1-1 dialing) that is similar to traditional 9-1-1 (9-1-1) service but has some important differences and limitations when compared with enhanced 9-1-1 dialing service (e9-1-1) available in most locations in conjunction with traditional telephone service. With both traditional 9-1-1 and e9-1-1 dialing service, your call is sent directly to the nearest emergency response centre. In addition, with e9-1-1 dialing service, your call back number and address are visible to the emergency response centre call-taker. With home phone’s 9-1-1 dialing service, your call is sent to a national emergency call centre. The call centre operator will confirm your location information and then transfer your 9-1-1 call to the emergency response centre nearest your location. You should be prepared to confirm your address and call-back number since the operator may not have that information. Do not hang up unless told directly to do so and if disconnected, you should dial 9-1-1 again. A 9-1-1 fee of $0.75 per number shall apply.
2. Registration of physical location required
You should ensure your location information, when registered with safarifone, is kept current at all times. In case you are not able to speak during the 9-1-1 call, the call-taker would dispatch emergency response vehicles to your last registered address. You need to update your 9-1-1 dialing information if you move your device to a different location and if you add a new line to your account. To update or verify your 9-1-1 dialing information you will need to call a safarifone customer service representative at 1-866-334-3744. Your 9-1-1 dialing service is activated when you subscribe to home & business ip phone service.
3. Service outages
9-1-1 dialing service will not function in the event of a power or broadband outage or if your broadband, isp or home & business ip phone service is suspended or terminated. Following a power failure or disruption, you may need to reset or reconfigure your telephone adapter prior to utilizing the service, including 9-1-1 dialing.
4. Re-registration required if you change your number or add or port new numbers
You must update and verify each changed, newly added or newly ported number in order for 9-1-1 dialing to function correctly. Call a safarifone customer service representative at 1-866-334-3744
5.network congestion; reduced speed for routing or answering 9-1-1 dialing calls
There may be a greater possibility of network congestion and/or reduced speed in the routing of a 9-1-1 call made utilizing the service as compared to traditional 9-1-1- dialing over traditional public telephone networks.
6. Conveying limitations to other household residents and guests
You should inform any household residents, guests and other persons who may be present at the physical location where you utilize the home & business ip phoneservice of the important differences in and limitations of voip 9-1-1 dialing service as compared with e9-1-1 dialing service, as set out above.
9.7 disclaimer of liability and indemnification
We do not have any control over whether, or the manner in which, calls using our 9-1-1 dialing service are answered or addressed by any local emergency response centre. We disclaim all responsibility for the conduct of local emergency response centres and the national emergency calling centre. We rely on third parties to assist us in routing 9-1-1 calls to local emergency response centres and to a national emergency calling centre. We disclaim any and all liability or responsibility in the event such third party data used to route calls is incorrect or yields an erroneous result. Neither safarifone nor its officers or employees may be held liable for any claim, damage, or loss, and you hereby waive any and all such claims or causes of action, arising from or relating to our 9-1-1 dialing service. You shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless safarifone, its officers, directors, employees, affiliates and agents and any other service provider who furnishes services to you in connection to the service, from any and all claims, losses, damages, fines, penalties, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, legal fees and expenses) by, or on behalf of, you or any third party relating to the absence, failure or outage of the service, including 9-1-1 dialing, incorrectly routed 9-1-1 dialing calls, and/or the inability of any user of the service to be able to use 9-1-1 dialing or access emergency service personnel.
9.8 alternate 9-1-1 arrangements
If you are not comfortable with the limitations of the 9-1-1 dialing service, you should consider having an alternate means of accessing traditional 9-1-1 or e9-1-1 dialing services or terminating the service.