don't want to pay local taxes, live in china

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don't want to pay local taxes, live in china

Post by FeiGeiWay » Thu May 20, 2010 7:36 pm

I live in china, so I don't need or want to pay the $3-$4 local tax on the Ooma. I registered a Los Angeles address but live in China. How do I set it so that I don't have to pay the 911 tax? I don't need or want to call 911.

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Re: don't want to pay local taxes, live in china

Post by sfhub » Thu May 20, 2010 8:22 pm

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Re: don't want to pay local taxes, live in china

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Re: don't want to pay local taxes, live in china

Post by southsound » Thu May 20, 2010 8:42 pm

FeiGeiWay wrote:I live in china, so I don't need or want to pay the $3-$4 local tax on the Ooma. I registered a Los Angeles address but live in China. How do I set it so that I don't have to pay the 911 tax? I don't need or want to call 911.
I hope that you have updated your profile to show your actual address as the one you have in China. It is important for E911 to have a current and accurate service address.
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Re: don't want to pay local taxes, live in china

Post by Ein » Sat May 22, 2010 10:02 am

He doesn't want the 911 feature, besides it doesn't work in China.

It might ring a 911 call enter here in the U.S. But who knows?

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Re: don't want to pay local taxes, live in china

Post by Groundhound » Sat May 22, 2010 10:11 am

Ein wrote:He doesn't want the 911 feature, besides it doesn't work in China.

It might ring a 911 call enter here in the U.S. But who knows?
True, but if he has a US based service address listed, and someone at his home in China accidentally (or not) dials 911, guess where the police and fire trucks show up. I think Ooma is mandated by law to offer 911.

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Re: don't want to pay local taxes, live in china

Post by Ein » Sat May 22, 2010 10:32 am

You have a point. But 911 is for the U.S. You Can only register a U.S. address.

Police and fire truck don't show up without verification.

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Post by Groundhound » Sat May 22, 2010 10:39 am

Ein wrote:Police and fire truck don't show up without verification.
Not where I live. Calls to 911 that are hung up or even explained as mistaken still get a visit from the police. Do it repeatedly and you get fined.

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Post by daet » Sat May 22, 2010 3:01 pm

Ein wrote: Police and fire truck don't show up without verification.
Not true in two places that I've lived or live in - Madison, WI (i.e. Dane County, WI) and Metairie, LA (Jefferson Parish, LA).
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Re: don't want to pay local taxes, live in china

Post by sfhub » Sat May 22, 2010 5:17 pm

Should make the E911 address something that won't have emergency guys show up.

Chances of false 911 less in China because they don't use 911 there. I think it is 999/120/119/110

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