At Cameron Communications, we're seeing an increasing trend of people cancelling their home phone service to use their cell phones. While we understand the need to save money, before you stop your home phone service, take a look at what we've found in researching home phones:
- Emergency 911 uses a phone number database to pin-point a caller's location, and cell phones are not in that database.
- Corded telephones continue to work in a storm even when the power goes out, and will continue to work for hours!
- Home security systems work through a home telephone line, and satellite customers use home phone lines to update their channel listings.
- You'll never drop a call with a home phone.
Here are some statistics to consider when looking to replace your home phone with a cell phone:
· That 68% of participants of one study do not have a plan in place to deal with home emergencies
· 80% felt that it is important to have both a home phone and cell phone in their homes for emergencies, because you have options for contacting 9-1-1
· 27% of respondents' children have not received instruction on how to dial 9-1-1 in an emergency
For your safety, and the safety of your family, please think twice before disconnecting that home phone service!