With all the steps you take to make sure you’re ready in case of a power outage — stocking hand-cranked radios and flashlights, for example — preparing for an emergency can seem like a blast from the past. That’s no less true when it comes to your phone.
Traditional landline service often still works when the power goes out, but if you have phone service through your broadband/Internet connection, you may likely be out of luck, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says. So, here are some steps to take to help make sure you’re not relying on a phone that will only work when the power’s on:
An old-style corded phone is a great piece of emergency equipment to have on hand, and you may even be able to snag a stylish, retro model at a thrift store for added style. (Just make sure it works!)
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