Wireless Technology Can Backfire in Disaster Situations

Posted on January 27, 2012

As the world becomes more and more reliant on wireless technology, a growing number of people are ditching their landlines entirely.  In a world of cell phones and instant communication via the internet, many just don’t see the point.

However, a new report says that there may be danger in such a leap.  In a natural disaster such as a hurricane or a blackout, cell phones and home internet connections can stop working, leaving you at a major disadvantage.  As opposed to the perennial copper-wire based phone services, cell phones rely on electricity and a viable internet connection to operate.

There are, however, a number of things you can do to ensure that you won’t be left without the ability to communicate long-distance in a disaster situation.  For one thing, having extra batteries available for your devices can go a long way.  Otherwise, a backup generator can also be used to run your network interface.  If all else fails, simply consider ponying up for a landline so that you’ll have your bases covered in an emergency.

As a personal injury lawyer in San Jose, I think it’s important to consider every possible scenario that could affect your safety.  Hope for the best, plan for the worst.  If things go wrong, I know as a San Jose personal injury lawyer that you’ll be glad you took every precaution necessary to ensure your family’s well-being.

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