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Editorial #11-Today is November 12th–What is so important about November 12th? (NEW)

November 12th is the deadline the FCC has set for everyone to register their videophones or IP-Relay devices.

If you have not registered, you may not be able to make relay calls or be able to receive calls on your videophone from other people trying to reach you.

If you have not registered, you should contact the provider of your videophone to sign up and give them your name and address.

If you have not registered, your 911 calls will take longer to process because you will have to give the video interpreter your location.

If you have registered, there is nothing else you need to do. You can use your videophone happily ever after.

How do you know you have registered? If your provider gave you a new phone number with your device, it usually means you have registered. If your device asks to check your name and address after you power up, it usually means you have registered.

Dr. Z cares about your communication access.

2 comments to Editorial #11-Today is November 12th–What is so important about November 12th? (NEW)

  • Bridget


    The quickest way to do this is to power down your Sorenson by pulling the plug which reboots the unit–if it asks you to check your address, it is most likely that you are registered. If you want to be doubly sure, you can call Sorenson on their customer service number.

    Dr. Z (Phil)

    Hi there… I read the announcement about the FCC deadline which is today for everyone to be sure to register in vp or IP. I am unsure if we did that when we first got our vp via Sorenson. How will I know ? I am out of state at this moment. Can you assist me with that ? Thanks. Bridget

  • janice

    I see that. I was puzzled about it. I thought Soreson, z-340 and other vp. all be fair. I was hoping they should sharing wtih all different equipment vp.
    I did try call deaf person on my z-340 to deaf person but it show up interpreter. I say I thought suppose to call to Deaf person. Look alike I cannot travel z-340 with me anymore.

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