[ale] On 911 call testing.
goozbach at friocorte.com
Fri Feb 17 10:37:40 EST 2012
I have found a bunch of articles by googling 'test 911 call' and '911
test asterisk' and the like.
I also asked my resident VOIP expert Jared Smith (The author of
_Asterisk: The Future of Telephony_). And it appears that the 'accepted'
proper method to test your 911 calling is thus:
1) look up your local PSAP using this link
2) call the *non-emergency* number of your PSAP and tell them you are
testing 911 connectivity from a new system and ask when would be the
best time to call.
They will respond with one of two answers:
"Sure, we're not busy at the moment, go ahead and call now."
"We're pretty swamped at the moment, best time to call is around X:XX."
Bottom line, the PSAP really likes to know ahead of time if you are
doing a test call.
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