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Re: Getting rid of land line?

 On Tue, 20 May 2008 08:01:58 -0400 
"Bill Ricker" <[hidden email]> wrote: 

> 911 works with any phone, if you can croak out the address, but 
> Enhanced 911 where the address (and prior history) of the address pops 
> up on the dispatcher's screen as they answer is tied to wireline. 

But there are still problems. There was a recent issue where police in 
Boston were dispatched to the wrong place because there are a number of 
streets in Boston with the same name.  One example is Washington 
Street. There is one that starts at Court Square and goes west through 
Dedham, Norwood and Walpole. And another that goes through Dorchester 
and Mattapan. A third is just a short stretch that goes through 
Brookline Village and stops at Huntington Ave. I think there is one in 
East Boston too. (Although it is not as bad as Atlanta that has no less 
than 18 Peachtrees). 

Jerry Feldman <[hidden email]> 
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