Cheap international calling cards Cheap card
Buy phone card
Best rates cards
Your account
1. Choose from and where you'll call
from to
2. Buy a phone card you selected
3. Get your PIN code on e-mail immediately
     

British VoIP Firms Must Offer Emergency Service, Ofcom Rules


08/12/2007

UK telecom regulator, Ofcom, has ruled that internet telephone carriers must provide uninterrupted access to Britian’s emergency number, 999, as well as the European Union’s universal emergency line, 112.

Carriers have until September 2008 to comply with the ruling, which applies to all VoIP firms that allow their customers to call normal phone numbers over the internet.

Ofcom says that the regulation is necessary to ensure that emergency victims can summon help as quickly as possible. According to a recent survey, an astounding 78% of those using non-emergency-enabled VoIP services in the UK thought that they had access to 999 and/or 112.



 

Related News

 
Ofcom Proposes New Regulations for VoIP Emergency Access
28/07/2007
VoIP providers in the United Kingdom could soon be required to offer 999 emergency functionality, under a new set of rules proposed by Ofcom this week.Ofcom states that all VoIP home phone providers, and online voice networks which allow customers to call landline...
 
Zer01 to Offer Competitively-Priced Wireless VoIP Service
14/03/2009
Canada’s leading telecommunications carrier, BCE Inc., is asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his cabinet to reverse a CRTC ruling requiring the company to offer the same bandwidth speeds to wholesale ISP customers as it does to its own subscribers.BCE...
 
Vonage Offers Two Months of Free VoIP Service to SunRocket Orphans
18/07/2007
America’s leading pure-play VoIP provider, Vonage, is offering two months of free broadband phone service to former clients of its smaller rival, SunRocket, which went out of business earlier this week.Vonage will transfer any phone number formerly associated...
 
FCC Extends Universal Service Fees to VoIP Providers
25/06/2006
In a move anticipated for some time by analysts, the American FCC ruled last week that VoIP providers must contribute a portion of their revenues to the Universal Service Fund, a government subsidy which ensures that rural regions are properly covered by telephone...
 

Best rates calling cards from:

Albania
Angola
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bermuda
Bolivia
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba Guantanamo
Cyprus
Czech Rep.
Denmark
Dominica
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Estonia
Fiji Isl.
Finland
France
French Antilles
French Guiana
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Haiti
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Korea South
Kuwait
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao
Macedonia
Malawi
Malaysia
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Monaco
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palestine
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Singapore
Slovakia
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Turkey
Uganda
United Kingdom
Ukraine
Uruguay
Unated States
Uzbekistan
Vatican
Venezuela
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Home | News | Legal | References | Help | Feedback | Account | Order card | Country codes | Best rates Copyright © 2008 CheapCard.org