I'm just about to be upgraded to Digital Voice.
I understand you can't dial emergency numbers in a power cut. But my mobile phone won't work inside my house (because of thick house walls). And I'm in an area that gets several power cuts in a bad winter.
I phoned BT (0330 1234 150) and asked what I could do about this. I was told I could dial 112 on my mobile instead of 999 and that would work.
Is it me, or does dialling 112 magically make my house walls thinner?
(I do know that dialling an emergency number from a mobile will connect to any network but I can't receive any network inside my house. And if I could, why would 112 be any better than 999).
So what can I practically do to ensure I can make emergency calls when necessary?
If mobile will still not work if you simply stand outside your home so not shielded by thick walls then you can purchase a UPS which will enable to keep internet working and you can make calls. There are numerous posts about this on the forum found using search
I didn't realise that OAPs can't go outside in the winter but if that is the case you might find that if you are inside in the warm that if you stand at a window you will get a mobile signal.
Me neither, I'd better tell the missus we aren't allowed out in the winter. 😄
Do you presently have a cordless phone?
If so what do you do with that when you have a power cut?
You should complain to your power company about the poor service they are providing if you are subject to frequent power cuts.