May 21, 2021
There are times when being able to make a call goes beyond convenience to become a safety issue. If you rely solely on a cell phone and don’t have a landline in your home, you run the risk of experiencing phone failures like these:
- Emergency 911 dispatchers can’t locate you. Calls from cell phones are not part of the 911 database and can’t always be pinpointed by dispatchers. If a child doesn’t know the address or an adult is unable to speak, emergency help may not know where to go.
- You can’t find your cell phone. The time it takes to find a cell phone can feel like an eternity when time is critical.
- The power goes out and so does your cell phone. When severe weather causes a power outage, the electricity required to charge your cell phone’s battery will be gone as well.
By contrast, a landline phone connection provides address information during 911 calls and remains ready to use at all times.
A landline phone connection provides address information during 911 calls and remains ready to use at all times.
To learn more, call 563-245-4000.