If you make a VoIP 9-1-1 emergency call, ILAP will attempt to automatically route your 9-1-1 call, through a third-party call center opertor, to the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) corresponding to your 9-1-1 address of record in the ILAP portal. However, due to the limitations of the VoIP 9-1-1 emergency call service, your 9-1-1 call may be routed to a different location than that which would be used for traditional 9-1-1 emergency call. For example, your call will be forwarded to a third-party call center that handles emergency calls. This call center is different from the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) that answers a traditional 9-1-1 emergency call which has automatically generated 9-1-1 address information. Consequently, you will be required to provide your name, address, and telephone number to the third-party call center operator.
ILAP attempts to automatically provide the PSAP dispatcher or the third-party call center operator your name, address and telephone number, based on your 9-1-1 address of record in the ILAP portal. However, for technical reasons, the dispatcher receiving the call may not be able to capture or retain your name, address, or phone number. When making a 9-1-1 emergency call, be prepared to immediately provide your name, address, and phone number, or the location of the emergency if it is different from your location, as the operator may not have this information. If you are unable to speak, the dispatcher may not be able to locate you if your 9-1-1 address of record in the ILAP portal is incorrect.
You are responsible for initially providing and promptly updating your 9-1-1 address of record in the ILAP portal. Your 9-1-1 address of record information including your name, civic address, and your phone number. If you do not correctly provide your name, civic address, and phone number during a 9-1-1 emergency call, or if your 9-1-1 address of record in the ILAP portal is incorrect, 9-1-1 calls may be misdirected to an incorrect emergency response site. For example, if you change the address from which you use the ILAP VoIP service, access to the VoIP 9-1-1 emergency call Service will not function properly. Upon moving to a new address, or a change of use of phone service, you must update your 9-1-1 address of record in your ILAP portal. Failure to update your 9-1-1 address of record in the ILAP portal will adversely affect your ability to access 9-1-1 emergency services.
During the 9-1-1 emergency call, do not disconnect the call until told to do so by the dispatcher, as the dispatcher may not have your name, civic address, or phone number. If you are disconnected, call back immediately.
For technical and other reasons, including network congestion, it is possible that your ILAP VoIP 9-1-1 emergency call will produce a busy signal or will take longer to connect when compared with traditional 9-1-1 emergency calls.
Your ILAP VoIP 9-1-1 emergency calls may fail or be degraded for various reasons, including, but not limited to:
You are responsible for ensuring that users and potential users of the ILAP VoIP 9-1-1 Emergency service understand and accept the limitations of the VoIP 9-1-1 Emergency service described herein.
ILAP recommends that you use a fixed-line phone or cell phone to place 9-1-1 emergency calls.
The VoIP 9-1-1 emergency call service is provisioned in a manner that cannot guarantee that the caller’s address is in the exchange native to its telephone number. According to telecom decision CRTC 2005-21, this type of telephone service is classified as a Nomadic or Fixed Non-Native VoIP service due to the fact that the endpoint (phone) location may change. ILAP provides CLIENT and CLIENT End Users with access to VoIP 9-1-1 emergency call services in accordance with this regulation, so long as it remains in effect. ILAP will continue to follow industry regulations, guidance and best practices for the proper handling and treatment of 9-1-1 emergency services for Nomadic and Fixed Non-Native VoIP Services as they evolve and are adopted by the industry.
The VoIP 9-1-1 emergency call service has certain limitations relative to the enhanced 9-1-1 service that is available on most traditional telephone services. These limitations apply to ILAP's VoIP 9-1-1 emergency call service.
9-1-1 emergency calls made using ILAP's VoIP 9-1-1 emergency call service are routed to third-party emergency services operators. When CLIENT and CLIENT End Users make an ILAP VoIP 9-1-1 emergency call, CLIENT and CLIENT End Users must verbally provide the operator with the CLIENT's / CLIENT End User's' name, address, and phone number to ensure that the emergency services operator can route the call to the appropriate local 9-1-1 response centre serving the geographical area where the caller is located.
The CLIENT's location must be provided to the operator as the VoIP service phone endpoint (phone) location may change.
CLIENT agrees that it is aware that 9-1-1 emergency calls that are made using ILAP's VoIP services may take longer to be connected to the correct 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) than calls made using a traditional wire line telephone service. As well, the operation of ILAP's VoIP services are subject to the availability of CLIENT and CLIENT End User networks, which may be affected by power outages, network outages, network capacity linitations, or other interruptions which may impact CLIENT's and CLIENT End User's ability to place 9-1-1 emergency calls. If CLIENT or CLIENT End Users make a remote VoIP-based 9-1-1 emergency call (i.e. a call made from outside the local area network), from outside Canada, or from a location within Canada that is not served by 9-1-1, the operator will not be able to complete this 9-1-1 emergency call.
For these reasons, it is advisable to use a traditional wire line telephone or cell phone for 9-1-1 emergency calls.
CLIENT is obligated to inform CLIENT's End Users and potential users about the nature and limitations of the ILAP VoIP 9-1-1 emergency call service, as described above.
ILAP is not responsible or liable for any damages, costs, claims, losses or expenses (including, without limitation, any indirect, special, consequential, incidental, economic or punitive damages) that arise from, or are due to, any omissions, interruptions, delays, errors or defects in transmission of any 9-1-1 emergency call that is made using the ILAP VoIP 9-1-1 emergency call service.
CLIENT is responsible for promptly maintaining CLIENT's and CLIENT End User's 9-1-1 emergency call address of record information, including name, address, and phone number, up to date in the ILAP portal whenever the information changes, to address demands from emergency services authorities whenever required by such authorities. ILAP is not responsible for maintaining CLIENT's and CLIENT End User's 9-1-1 emergency call address of record information up to date.
CLIENT and CLIENT End Users agree and acknowledge that the ILAP VoIP 9-1-1 Emergency Call Service is not available in all areas where VoIP Service is available. CLIENT acknowledges and accepts the limitations around the ILAP VoIP 9-1-1 emergency call service.