What to do in a grid-down situation?
What are some examples of off-grid communications?
- Here are a few off-grid communications systems at your disposal. In an emergency, your cell-phone might still have power, or you may have a backup power bank. Unfortunately, your cell phone may not work because the disaster could have destroyed to cell tower close to you.
Should you reserve a landline phone for off-grid communication?
- Reserving a landline phone for off-grid communication is peppers’ golden goose. Unlike cell phones that need cell towers, landline phones use a less complex mechanism. Even more beautiful is the fact that such systems are not prone to congestion as cell phone networks.
Will my cell phone work if the grid goes down?
- Unfortunately, your cell phone may not work because the disaster could have destroyed to cell tower close to you. Even so, some cell towers have backup generators designed to kick in f the grid goes down. This does not mean you cannot try to establish communication using your cell phone. You might get lucky.
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