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Ofcom consultation on VoIP



 
 
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Old February 22nd 06, 12:15 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
Paul Cupis
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Default Ofcom consultation on VoIP

http://www.ofcom.org.uk/consult/condocs/voipregulation/

Ofcom have a consulation on VoIP, starting today. Might be worth a read
and some feedback from this group.

Contains such gems as this (snipped, but context is correct):

http://www.ofcom.org.uk/consult/cond...dvice/?a=87101
===
Advice for consumers:

If you’re considering VoIP, ask the provider to explain what their
service can and can’t do, before you sign up. Here are some things to
check on:

* Does the VoIP service depend on your power supply? Ask the
provider if they offer back up power in case of power cuts;
* Find out what happens if there’s a problem with your broadband
connection – will the VoIP provider offer back up via a traditional
telephone connection?
===
  #2  
Old February 22nd 06, 12:28 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
John DH
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Default Ofcom consultation on VoIP


"Paul Cupis" wrote in message
...
http://www.ofcom.org.uk/consult/condocs/voipregulation/

Ofcom have a consulation on VoIP, starting today. Might be worth a read
and some feedback from this group.

Contains such gems as this (snipped, but context is correct):

http://www.ofcom.org.uk/consult/cond...dvice/?a=87101
===
Advice for consumers:

If you’re considering VoIP, ask the provider to explain what their
service can and can’t do, before you sign up. Here are some things to
check on:

* Does the VoIP service depend on your power supply? Ask the
provider if they offer back up power in case of power cuts;
* Find out what happens if there’s a problem with your broadband
connection – will the VoIP provider offer back up via a traditional
telephone connection?
===


Oh boy. They just don't get it do they.


  #3  
Old February 22nd 06, 12:33 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
Paul Cupis
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Default Ofcom consultation on VoIP

John DH wrote:
"Paul Cupis" wrote in message
...
http://www.ofcom.org.uk/consult/cond...dvice/?a=87101
===
Advice for consumers:

If you’re considering VoIP, ask the provider to explain what their
service can and can’t do, before you sign up. Here are some things to
check on:

* Does the VoIP service depend on your power supply? Ask the
provider if they offer back up power in case of power cuts;
* Find out what happens if there’s a problem with your broadband
connection – will the VoIP provider offer back up via a traditional
telephone connection?
===


Oh boy. They just don't get it do they.


No. Please tell them:
http://www.ofcom.org.uk/consult/cond...n/form?a=87101

Responding to the consultation (i.e. following their procedure for
feedback) is the best thing people on this group can do to guide them.
  #4  
Old February 22nd 06, 01:57 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
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Default Ofcom consultation on VoIP

John DH wrote:

"Paul Cupis" wrote in message
...
http://www.ofcom.org.uk/consult/condocs/voipregulation/

Ofcom have a consulation on VoIP, starting today. Might be worth a read
and some feedback from this group.

Contains such gems as this (snipped, but context is correct):

http://www.ofcom.org.uk/consult/cond...dvice/?a=87101
===
Advice for consumers:

If you?re considering VoIP, ask the provider to explain what their
service can and can?t do, before you sign up. Here are some things to
check on:

* Does the VoIP service depend on your power supply? Ask the
provider if they offer back up power in case of power cuts;
* Find out what happens if there?s a problem with your broadband
connection ? will the VoIP provider offer back up via a traditional
telephone connection?
===


Oh boy. They just don't get it do they.

While I sort of see where you're coming from the questions above do
make some sense.

E.g. has the 'consumer' even bothered to think about what happens if
there's a power failure? No, the VOIP provider can't do much about it
if there is but the user needs to at least be aware of the issue.

The second question is similar, no the VOIP provider hasn't really got
much to do with it but the user most certainly does need to address
the issue.

--
Chris Green

  #5  
Old February 22nd 06, 02:14 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
Ian
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Default Ofcom consultation on VoIP


"John DH" wrote in message
...

"Paul Cupis" wrote in message
...
http://www.ofcom.org.uk/consult/condocs/voipregulation/

Ofcom have a consulation on VoIP, starting today. Might be worth a read
and some feedback from this group.

Contains such gems as this (snipped, but context is correct):

http://www.ofcom.org.uk/consult/cond...dvice/?a=87101
===
Advice for consumers:

If you're considering VoIP, ask the provider to explain what their
service can and can't do, before you sign up. Here are some things to
check on:

* Does the VoIP service depend on your power supply? Ask the
provider if they offer back up power in case of power cuts;
* Find out what happens if there's a problem with your broadband
connection - will the VoIP provider offer back up via a traditional
telephone connection?
===


Oh boy. They just don't get it do they.


These are both very valid questions, More so in the business area, But as
more people think of dumping ther BT line and just phone over the cable link
it has to be thought about and valid questions, also I would expect a Voip
supplier to be able to supply uptime stats and some type of SLA.




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Old February 22nd 06, 06:03 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
Paul Cupis
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Default Ofcom consultation on VoIP

wrote:
John DH wrote:

"Paul Cupis" wrote in message
...

http://www.ofcom.org.uk/consult/condocs/voipregulation/

Ofcom have a consulation on VoIP, starting today. Might be worth a read
and some feedback from this group.

Contains such gems as this (snipped, but context is correct):

http://www.ofcom.org.uk/consult/cond...dvice/?a=87101
===
Advice for consumers:

If you?re considering VoIP, ask the provider to explain what their
service can and can?t do, before you sign up. Here are some things to
check on:

* Does the VoIP service depend on your power supply? Ask the
provider if they offer back up power in case of power cuts;
* Find out what happens if there?s a problem with your broadband
connection ? will the VoIP provider offer back up via a traditional
telephone connection?
===


Oh boy. They just don't get it do they.


While I sort of see where you're coming from the questions above do
make some sense.


For a consumer to ask a VoIP service provider? They make sense a little,
but they make little sense a lot.

E.g. has the 'consumer' even bothered to think about what happens if
there's a power failure? No, the VOIP provider can't do much about it
if there is but the user needs to at least be aware of the issue.


Yes, the consumer should be aware, no the consumer should not bother
asking the VoIP service provider.

The second question is similar, no the VOIP provider hasn't really got
much to do with it but the user most certainly does need to address
the issue.


Again, the VoIP provider has nothing to do with it.

  #7  
Old February 25th 06, 03:10 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
Joe Harrison
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Default Ofcom consultation on VoIP

I suppose Ofcom have good intentions but really I don't want them poking
their nose into exactly what kind of packets I'm sending over my broadband
connection.

Joe


 




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