On 05/09/2023 11:03, Java Jive wrote:
> Thanks for bringing the above to our collective attention, it's
> something everyone should be aware of, and I, probably like most
> others, was not until your post.
> I have no knowledge to bring to answering the question, and I suspect
> that Andy's reply is probably correct, but I suggest that you put this
> in front of your MP. For one thing, (s)he might be better placed to
> extract a meaningful answer from the various bodies involved, and, for
> another, it something that ought to be more widely known - questions
> in The House, n' all that.
Interesting experience overnight last night.
Mrs C woke me up at 4am saying she wasn't feeling well.
It wasn't a 999 thing, but it was an 111 issue.
I picked up my mobile and rang 111. It entered into a location
verification procedure, and sent me an SMS with a link that opens a
'Allow the NHS to access the GPS location on this phone'
I couldn't be arsed to carry on with that, so I hung up, and dialled 111
on the landline phone. Straight into 'Level 2' and off we went into
Anyway, I set up an experimental VoIP account with Sipgate last year.
When I set it up, I had to state the address and postcode that the VoIP
number would be associated with, so you'd logically expect dialling 111
(or 999) you'd skip the location verification stage ? However, it seems
not. I've just tried 111 now. Asked for the name of my brough or nearest
tube station (we live in Hampshire !)
Just for information/interest/future reference for the post POTS world !