Why does SIPphone believe they do not need to offer E911? How do they get away with it? Or are they simply hoping they stay under the radar? They offer an ATA option, where I can get access to the PSTN for making calls and virtual numbers for receiving calls from the PSTN. Doesn’t that make them an “interconnected” VoIP provider by the FCC’s definition?
Anyone know on what grounds they would claim that E911 does not need to be provided?
Update: I ask because I sincerely want to know, not in a sarcastic manner as if I think SIPphone are doing something wrong. I have a better understanding of the grounds SIPphone’s Gizmoproject software VoIP might use, but I’m less clear of the grounds for SIPphone with an ATA and PSTN number and I’m speaking specifically of the US FCC mandated E911. I ask because it is something customers apparently want (a phone that can make and receive calls, but doesn’t have 911) and SIPphone has the balls to give it to them, but I’m very curious on what basis they feel legally safe enough to do so.