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Chapter 7. 911, Alarms, and Other Outgoing Calls

Chapter 7. 911, Alarms, and Other Outgoing Calls

Outgoing calls from phone-centric providers (Vonage, et al) come with the service package, because they emulate traditional telephones. People expect any traditional telephone they pick up to reach any number they wish to dial, which the phones do, even if the first leg of the trip runs over a broadband cable instead of telephone wires.

However, behind the scenes, the telephone network evolved and continues to function in some bizarre ways. Technical systems built by traditions rather than modern engineering principles include a variety of quirky features and downright weird processes, and the traditional telephone network carries their bizarre process banner high.


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