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Did You Know? It's Easy For Cell Phone Users To Prepare For Unpredictable Summer Weather With Tips From Verizon Wireless

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August 11, 2009

Tom Pica
Thomas.Pica@VerizonWireless.com
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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Consumers shouldn’t wait for a bad weather forecast to prepare a personal emergency communications plan. They should start now. Verizon Wireless recommends the following steps that can help consumers prepare for the unexpected.

  • Keep wireless phone batteries fully charged.
  • Have additional charged batteries and car-chargers available for back-up.
  • Keep spare wireless phone batteries, chargers and other equipment in a dry, accessible location.
  • Maintain a list of emergency phone numbers – police, fire and rescue agencies; power companies; insurance providers; family, friends and co-workers – and program them into your phone.
  • Distribute wireless phone numbers to family members and friends.
  • Forward your home phone calls to your wireless number if you will be away from home or are forced to evacuate.

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