Surviving Power Failures
Most cordless phones will not work during a power failure. Landline telephones—those that use only a phone line and do not require a power cord or batteries—will continue to operate during most power failures. Cell phones may or may not function properly. Cell phone systems also have a tendency to overload during a power failure because of overuse. For our rural customers, we recommend keeping at least one regular, old-fashion phone in the house for power failures.