1. Am I allowed to do this, as I'm not making an emergency call?
2. Is it permissible/acceptable to say that it is a test call?
3. What else should I say (or not say) to the emergency operator?
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RayKahl wrote:1. Am I allowed to do this, as I'm not making an emergency call?Absolutely not - the 999 people will get very upset with you for wasting their time, putting others at risk and your voip provider will get a formal complaint for allowing it (though how they can prevent you I've no idea).
RayKahl wrote:2. Is it permissible/acceptable to say that it is a test call?See 1
RayKahl wrote:3. What else should I say (or not say) to the emergency operator?See 1
WelshPaul wrote:I am curious as to why someone would want to test 999 in particular.Paul, it's a matter of due diligence. Not so much for me as an individual subscriber, but for any organisation installing a PBX there is usually a requirement to demonstrate to the customer that 999 actually works. You never know, there may be an unforeseen glitch in the dialplan that prevents it working.
SteveAtVoIP2Go wrote:the Customer could place the account 'on test' for a certain period of time, say 10 minutesBe careful how you implement this, too short a time, or if time flies by, your customer will end up calling 999 for real. There is also a case of "what if"! What if an emergency happens for real during this test period? Nobody is going to be able to dial 999 for real. :(
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