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Topanga Tims Survival Tips Texting During Emergencies
March 7, 2013 -
Texting could be your emergency lifeline. Youve probably heard that during major emergencies, telephone lines quickly get overloaded and instead of a reassuring dial tone you hear that fast beep-beep-beep that tells you all circuits are busy.
Not what you want to hear when youre trying to reach a loved one to tell them youre okay.
Even cell networks can stop working. For voice calls, that is. But text messages often can get through.
So if youre of a certain age and think texting has something to do with school books, find a teenager who will teach you the basics so you can at least contact family members during emergencies when voice calls may go pfffft!