I love being on the edge. Forget bleeding edge, let’s talk hemorrhaging edge, way way out there. Skype from an airplane, Skype from my car via an edge card and blue-tooth (more on that later), Slingbox on my phone, just rockin along. All -n– all, being a geek that looks forward to crashed computers, locked up devices, and generally spooky results with Alpha/Beta software.
Except for pesky details like trying to call for a fire truck, ambulance, or the police.
From consumeraffairs.com :
“A Minnesota homeowner charges VoIP provider Vonage put him on hold when he called 911 to report his house was on fire. The home was a total loss. Loren Velthamp of Chanhassen, Minnesota, said he grabbed the phone and called 911 when he realized a fire has started in his home. "I called 911 using Vonage broadband and they put us on hold," Velthamp told KSTP-TV in Minneapolis. “Unbelievable… your house is burning down, and you're put on hold by Vonage.”
Yep. Me thinks a nice dial up phone where I can yell, “Ethel! Call the fire department”, feels really warm and cuddly..