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- The blame game. Smith, Hilary // RCR Wireless News;8/20/2001, Vol. 20 Issue 34, p1
Discusses the issues surrounding the emergency call number E911 delivered through wireless communications telephones. Request from wireless carriers for the extension of the deadline for the Phase II requirements; Technology that is required for the completion of the E911 project; Information...
- Public-safety attacks crank 911 calls. // RCR Wireless News;7/29/2002, Vol. 21 Issue 30, p17
Focuses on the possible technical solution to crank 911 calls from 911-only mobile telephones for public safety. Details on the solution; Problem of crank 911 calls.
- Industry recommends educational strategy to address safety concerns. Silva, Jeffrey; Weaver, Heather Forsgren // RCR;06/26/2000, Vol. 19 Issue 26, p22
Focuses on the educational campaign proposed by the wireless industry to tackle the problem of phones without call-back features in the United States. Benefits of implementing the E911 Phase I service; Problems created by donation of 911-only phones to charities; Technical solutions offered by...
- Stubborn Institutional Issues Doom Far-Reaching 9-1-1 Strategy. // PA Times;May99, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p5
Discusses the provisions of the Wireless Communications and Public Safety Act of 1999. Blockage on congressional efforts to create an enhanced telephone emergency reporting system using wireless communication; Details on a United States Department of Transportation-funded test of automated...
- Wireless Emergency Calls. Blake, Kevin // Consumers' Research Magazine;Oct99, Vol. 82 Issue 10, p2
Focuses on making emergency calls using wireless devices in the United States. Total number of such calls a day according to ComCARE Alliance; Why wireless 911 calls may not work; Function of Wireless E911.
- Reality-based wireless. Silva, Jeffrey // RCR;09/04/2000, Vol. 19 Issue 36, p12
Comments on the difficulty of reaching callers who make 911 calls from mobile telephones.
- CTIA: E911 deployment could be contributing to number shortage. Weaver, Heather Forsgren // RCR Wireless News;3/31/2003, Vol. 22 Issue 13, p11
Points that the deployment of wireless enhanced 911 service is decreasing the availability of telephone numbers because some wireless carriers require carriers to use real numbers for routing 911 calls. Information on the call of the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association for the...
- `Patently controversial' revisited. Silva, Jeff // RCR;11/02/98, Vol. 17 Issue 44, p12
Opinion. Makes observations concerning patents for emergency communication systems such as 911 telephone calls. Allegations against GTE Services employee Robert Zicker and information systems director John Melcher; Decision by the United States Federal Communications Commission to ensure that...
- Anatomy of a Wireless E911 Call. Hoskins, Dan // GPS World;Apr2002, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p24
Focuses on the wireless enhanced 911 network and emergency support systems in the U.S. Identification of precise locations and routing calls to the public safety answering point (PSAP); Connection of wireless system carriers customers to correct emergency provider network; Provision of PSAP on...