FCC mandated service to locate phones
based on a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mandate, all cellular phones built after October 1, 2001 must be equipped to identify the caller's location at the 911 Call Center.
Enhanced 911 service or E911 service is a North American telephone network feature that automatically associates the physical address with the calling party's telephone number. This is generally done by a form of reverse telephone directory that is supplied by the telephone company. This provides emergency responders with the location of the emergency without the person calling for help having to provide it. Enhanced 911 has been deployed in most metropolitan areas in the United States. In some places (e.g., Minneapolis/St. Paul) it has been used since the early 1980s, though as of the end of 2002 it was not available in every area.
The type of Emergency Service provided by SunRocket to all new members. With Enhanced 911, your call is routed to the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) supporting the service address you registered with your account. The emergency operator receives name, address, and originating phone number of the caller. With this service, the caller does not need to verbally give their location to the operator. While Enhanced 911 is the most advanced form of Emergency Dialing Service available, there are some limitations when it is provided by a VoIP provider as SunRocket. Therefore, you should always have an alternative means of accessing emergency service.
911 service becomes E911 when automatic number identification and automatic location information from a wireless phone is provided to the 911 operator. Reimbursement, or cost recovery, is due to commercial providers of both recurring and nonrecurring costs associated with any services, operation, administration or maintenance of wireless E911 service. Costs include, but are not limited to, the costs of design, development, upgrades, equipment, software and other expenses associated with the implementation of wireless E911 service.
Enhanced 911 or E911 service is a North American telephone network (NANP) feature of the 911 emergency-calling system that automatically associates a physical address with the calling party's telephone number as required by the Wireless Communications and Public Safety Act of 1999. This is generally done by a form of reverse telephone directory that is supplied by the telephone company as a computer file, used to associate the caller's line with a street address. It provides emergency responders with the location of the emergency without the person calling for help having to provide it.