nate:chevrolux: I just swapped my parents to VoIP as Dad wanted cheaper tolls. Mum wouldn't have any of this 'internet phone nonsense' though. So we did it on the down low.
Good work on the sly!
With 2talk, its very important to realise that 111 may not work as expected. The call might not be connected, and even if it is - the location information is not transmitted to 111 services.
From 2talk FAQ
Q. Can I make 111 calls on 2talk?
A. 2talk do not support emergency calling. However if you do make a 111 call it will connect if possible. The operator will not know your physical location so you will need to provide this information to them.
It might not seem like a big deal but if people are not aware of this - it could be extremely dangerous as emergency services may not know where to go. I've seen quite a few posts on geekzone where people have swapped out their folks or friends POTS lines to 2talk - it is critical that they understand this limitation and have backups (such as cellphones or using their neighbours phones).
Other VoIP providers such as WorldxChange do provide this service. For me it was a big driver in shutting down my 2talk connection as it was better safe than sorry. I now use my POTS line for my voice and while it could suffer outages (power outages, cable cuts, exchange outages etc), if the 111 call connects - at least they will know where I am.