[oclug] POTS -> SIP providers in Canada?
miden at travel-net.com
Mon Apr 25 17:52:11 EDT 2005
Thank-you to Brad Barnett & Lucas Mitchell for pointing out legitimate
uses for this service but I think the following quotes from earlier
emails will point out why this could be perceived as facilitating
deception (much snippage here):
> Mark Harrison said:
>> ...I could show how someone working out of their
>> bedroom could appear to have a London Office and
>> a North American office....
> Brad Barnett said:
>> Quite a few even offer outgoing CallerID support, so you can
>> appear to be at any virtual number, when you call someone.
I have no problem with out-in-the-open use but I do have a problem with
someone wanting to appear to have a presence that they do not in fact
have and I would like to once again ask my original question (re-worded)
- how is a consumer to determine if the number they have been given is
indeed a local number (for example) rather than a relay, or that the
person who is calling them is calling from a local number, if this has
not been spelled out by the business or individual they are dealing
with? This service does seem to make it much easier to deceive.
I really do thank you both for pointing out legitimate uses.
But sign me 'poor schmuck consumer fearing one more reason to only do
business with local walk-in businesses'.
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