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ParsTel 911 dialing policy


1. EMERGENCY SERVICES - 911 DIALING

Important Notice (Please read carefully):

ParsTel local service is provided by broadband connection. 911 dialing is only provided to United States customers that purchase local service plan number 2 named IP-Phone Plan 2. Although ParsTel provides it is 911 service thru it is underlying carriers but does not provide any guaranty on 911 service as the means of communication might not work due to local customer power loss or a broadband connection failure.

Broadband phone service is prone to interruptions, disconnection, bad voice quality such as jitter, echo and distortion. Therefore ParsTel mandates all it is local customers that use IP-Phone Plan 2 that comes with 911 dialing to have another means of calling 911 as backup in case of an emergency. ParsTel does not guaranty successful 911 dialing on it is broadband services due to aforementioned facts.

All ParsTel customers MUST agree to have an alternate communication method for 911 dialing.

1.1 911 Dialing. ParsTel provides 911 Dialing only in United States on it is IP-Phone Plan 2 service. With E911 service (if available), when you dial 911, your telephone number and registered address is simultaneously sent to the local emergency center assigned to your location, and emergency operators have access to the information they need to send help and call you back if necessary. Customers in locations where the emergency center is not equipped to receive your telephone number and address have basic 911. With basic 911, the local emergency operator answering the call will not have your call back number or your exact location, so you must be prepared to give them this information. Until you give the operator your phone number, he/she may not be able to call you back or dispatch help if the call is not completed or is not forwarded, is dropped or disconnected, or if you are unable to speak. As additional local emergency centers become capable of receiving our customers' information, ParsTel will automatically upgrade customers with basic 911 to E911 service. ParsTel will not give you notice of the upgrade.

Certain customers do not have access to either basic 911 or E911. If you don't have access to basic 911 or E911 your 911 call will not be completed. In addition, if you use a WiFi or SoftPhone, due to the portable nature of these Devices, your 911 calls Will Not be answered.

You authorize us to disclose your name and address to third-parties involved with providing 911 Dialing to you, including, without limitation, call routers, call centers and local emergency centers.

1.2 Notify All Users. You should inform any household residents, guests and other third persons who may be present at the physical location where you utilize the Service of the important differences in and limitations of ParsTel 911 Dialing as compared with basic 911 or E911. The documentation that accompanies each Device that you purchase will include a sticker concerning the potential non-availability of basic 911 or E911 (the "911 Sticker"). It is your responsibility, to place a Sticker on each Device that you use with the Service for registered address of that Device.


1.3 Registration of Physical Location Required. For each phone number that you use for the Service, you must register with ParsTel the physical location where you will be using the Service with that phone number. When you move the Device to another location, you must reregister your new location and/or you might receive a new phone number if you leave your existing rate center. If you do not register or reregister your new location, any call you make using the 911 Dialing feature (if applicable as exlained above) may be sent to an emergency center near your old address. You will register your initial location of use when you subscribe to the Service. Thereafter, you may reregister a new location by using your ParsTel web account page. For purposes of the 911 Dialing feature, you may only register one location at a time for each phone line you use with the Service.

1.4 Confirmation of Activation Required. Your 911 Dialing feature will not be activated for any phone line that you are using with the Service, unless and until you receive confirmation that the 911 Dialing feature has been activated for that phone line.

1.5 Service Outages.

(a) Service Outages Due to Power Failure or Disruption. 911 Dialing does not function in the event of a power failure or disruption. If there is an interruption in the power supply, the Service, including 911 Dialing, will not function until power is restored. Following a power failure or disruption, you may need to reset or reconfigure the Device prior to utilizing the Service, including 911 Dialing.
(b) Service Outages Due to Internet Outage or Suspension or Disconnection of Broadband Service or ISP Service. Service outages or suspensions or disconnections of service by your broadband provider or ISP will prevent all Service, including 911 Dialing, from functioning.
(c) Service Outage Due to Disconnection of Your ParsTel Account. Service outages due to disconnection of your account will prevent all Service, including 911 Dialing, from functioning.
(d) Service Outages Due to ISP or Broadband Provider Blocking of Ports or Other Acts. Your ISP or broadband provider or other third party may intentionally or inadvertently block the ports over which the Service is provided or otherwise impede the usage of the Service. In that event, provided that you alert us to this situation, we will attempt to work with you to resolve the issue. During the period that the ports are being blocked or your Service is impeded, and unless and until the blocking or impediment is removed or the blocking or impediment is otherwise resolved, your Service, including the 911 Dialing feature, may not function. You acknowledge that ParsTel is not responsible for the blocking of ports by your ISP or broadband provider or any other impediment to your usage of the Service, and any loss of service, including 911 Dialing, which may result. In the event you lose service as a result of blocking of ports or any other impediment to your usage of the Service, you will continue to be responsible for payment of the Service charges unless and until you disconnect the Service in accordance with this Agreement.
(e) Other Service Outages. If there is a Service outage for any reason, such outage will prevent all Service, including 911 Dialing, from functioning. Such outages may occur for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, those reasons described elsewhere in this Agreement.


1.6 Re-Activation Required if You Change Your Number or Add or Port New Numbers. 911 Dialing does not function if you change your phone number or if you add or port new phone numbers to your account, unless and until you successfully register your location of use for each changed, newly added or newly ported phone number.

1.7 Network Congestion; Reduced Speed for Routing or Answering 911 Dialing Calls. There may be a greater possibility of network congestion and/or reduced speed in the routing of a 911 Dialing call made utilizing the Service as compared to traditional 911 dialing over traditional public telephone networks.

1.8 Disclaimer of Liability and Indemnification. We do not have any control over whether, or the manner in which, calls using our 911 Dialing service are answered or addressed by any local emergency response center. We disclaim all responsibility for the conduct of local emergency response centers and the national emergency calling center. We rely on third parties to assist us in routing 911 Dialing calls to local emergency response centers and to a national emergency calling center. We disclaim any and all liability or responsibility in the event such third party data used to route calls is incorrect or yields an erroneous result. Neither ParsTel nor its officers or employees may be held liable for any claim, damage, or loss, and you hereby waive any and all such claims or causes of action, arising from or relating to our 911 Dialing service unless such claims or causes of action arose from our gross negligence, recklessness or willful misconduct. You shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless ParsTel, its officers, directors, employees, affiliates and agents and any other service provider who furnishes services to you in connection the Service, from any and all claims, losses, damages, fines, penalties, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys fees) by, or on behalf of, you or any third party relating to the absence, failure or outage of the Service, including 911 Dialing, incorrectly routed 911 Dialing calls, and/or the inability of any user of the Service to be able to use 911 Dialing or access emergency service personnel.

1.9 Alternate 911 Arrangements. ParsTel mandates all it is customers to have an alternate means of communication for 911 dialing.


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