tangor - 5:25 am on May 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
Sorry for the side track of the OP... but as far as VOIP (or computer services) a natural disaster generally makes all of that moot. Whereas land line phones (self powered as long as the lines are intact) will work. And that don't mean a hill of beans if there's no power for computer based devices to work...after their battery power dies, and that dies anyway when the intermediary (ISP) is gone for same as above.
Just a been there, done that, don't want to do it again reminder that putting all eggs in one basket is not a good idea.