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Latest FCC VLOG about 10-Digit Numbers and E911

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Default Provider Registration Reminder

Persons with hearing and/or speech disabilities who use VRS and/or IP Relay are reminded, if they have not yet done so, to register with the VRS or IP Relay default provider of their choice as soon as possible, and no later than June 30, 2009. To complete the registration process, a VRS and/or IP Relay user must provide his or her physical location information (Registered Location) to a default provider and, in exchange, obtain a ten-digit geographic telephone number. After June 30, 2009, all VRS and IP Relay users must be registered with a default provider in order to place a non-emergency call through any VRS or IP Relay provider. In addition, after that date, VRS and IP Relay providers will no longer complete calls to a user's former "proxy" or "alias" number that may have been previously obtained from a provider. To ensure delivery of accurate location information to responders in an emergency, VRS and IP-Relay users must provide updated location information to their default provider any time it changes. For more information about this deadline and ten-digit numbering and emergency call handling for VRS and IP Relay service, see the FCC consumer advisories at:

What You Can Do Now:

  • Select your default VRS provider and give them your current address and contact information in order to receive future E911 services
  • Spread the word about the VRSCA and encourage your friends to learn more
  • Check the website regularly for updated information

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