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Old 08-13-2012, 01:01 PM   #47
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sorry for the necropost, but a couple more viable options ...


2. get rid of your $20/mo. home phone and use cell as primary (also discourages telemarketers)
As a professional emergency manager, NO, NO, NO.

Landline telephones draw their power from the telephone lines. They work during power outages. Cell phone circuits can be easily overloaded (witness 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and other catastrophic events), and if the region loses power, the cell phone towers go down (once they run out of generator fuel - again witness Hurricane Katrina and Rita). The only threat to a landline phone is if the telephone lines themselves go down.


We keep a good old fashion landline telephone for emergency use only. We do give it out as our incoming number. We use our cell phones for outgoing calls.

Just something to consider.
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Confirming TJ correct.
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