In many areas, an unactivated cell phone will also allow you to make calls to numbers
other than 911 with your credit card. To test this with your unactivated cell phone,
dial the full area code and phone number you want to call. In many areas, a cellular
operator will offer you options to make a collect call or a regular call, charging
the call to your credit card. These credit card calls are not cheap and can cost
between two and three dollars per minute. That cost is cheap if you only made the
call to contact your towing company, etc.
What can an emergency cellular phone do? They are an inexpensive solution
allowing you to place a FREE 911 call in an emergency situation. A wireless
emergency phone has many benefits:
- call 911 FREE
call 911 with one-touch
call numbers other than 911
may work with prepaid cards
- reliable year after year
- Save $480 a year!
- No contracts
- No monthly bill
- Nationwide coverage
- 911 service free for life
ideal for senior citizens
An emergency cell phone is good year after year and can offer you peace of
The best thing about an emergency phone is that if you plan to use the phone just
for 911 only, you get entirely free service from the cellular carrier in the area
you are driving in. The greatest reason people want a cell phone is for emergencies.
You get these calls for free with your old cellular phone.
Sometimes 911 is needed in the event of a car accident. Car accidents can often
be very minor, but the 911 call is needed to get police on the scene to write up
a report. If you leave the scene of a car accident before the police write up a
report, and just exchange insurance information with the other driver, it will be
your word against the other driver in the accident. The other driver could tell
their insurance company that the accident was your fault when it was actually their
fault! This is just one reason why an emergency phone can be very handy to have
in the car.