Divided Attention wrote:If you don't have a land line keep an old cell phone and a charger plugged in somewhere. They can all call 911 - If it is plugged in it will be ready, and if you aren't using it daily it won't get lost and be where you last put it.
Glad all are safe!!
I keep an old non-activated 2001 cell phone charged and have a house and car cord; it has E-911 (GPS-911) so 911 can find you if you fall off a cliff in the country.. I never activated it; it's a recycled phone no one wanted, it still calls 911 though without activating it or getting any phone service; they all do
. I keep it handy and a spare battery charged for when power goes out (my magic jack requires electricity, so when power goes out= no phone ... after my battery backup U
upply runs out) When phone lines are down/electricity is out; it's a good backup in a storm... or out on the road ...if you have no CB/ham radio and GPS coordinates or Onstar etc So, if a burglar cuts a phone line thinking you can't call police
or /cuts your power thinking you have an alarm/ you have a backup
If you already have an old cell phone, it should work.If you know anyone who needs one, help recycle these so people have 911 access and the landfills don't fill up witrh old electronics
If you have an old one you do not want, please recycle it this way instead of throwing it away; you may be helping 911 ambulance find some old geezer who fell off a cliff and can't get up in the country while hunting/taking a walk or a teen whose parents don't want to have a cell phone, but want to have 911 access (there aren't many pay phones to give a kid 2 quarters to call you with any more much).http://www.usedcellphones.com/contactus ... equest.cfmhttp://www.911cellphonebank.org/
I have no affiliation with the above, nor with boys and girls clubs or other organizations which recycle the phones.