What your battery backup can — and can't — do for you.
LocalTel can offer you a battery backup for telephone service which will allow you to continue to use your home telephone service during a power outage. Without a battery backup or alternate backup source such as a generator, you will not be able to make any telephone calls, including emergency calls to 911. The only way to maintain the ability to use your telephone service is by using some form of backup power. The battery backup does not provide power to any services other than dial tone. Do not plug any additional devices into the battery backup purchased for your home telephone service. Home security systems, medical monitoring devices and other equipment will not run on a telephone service battery backup. If you are concerned about being able to contact 911 emergency services during a power outage, a battery backup may be a good option for you.
The battery backup offered by LocalTel is approximately the size of a shoe box. If you have any questions, or simply want to purchase a battery backup through us, please call 509-888-8888. Our 24 hour battery backup purchase price is $134.37 plus tax. If you do not feel comfortable installing your own battery backup, please call us to make an appointment and we will be happy to assist you. Please note that there will be a charge for this service. You can also purchase a battery backup through a local retailer or on-line.* Please contact us so we can determine which battery backup specifications will work at your current residence.**
Please follow the more detailed instructions included with your battery backup for the proper use, storage and care of your battery to ensure it will function as needed during a power outage.***
- * LocalTel will not support, nor be liable for, equipment/services not purchased from LocalTel Communications.
- ** A battery backup purchased for your current residence may not work at a different location.
- *** Battery backups and batteries will only provide the best quality of service when maintained as specified by the equipment manufacturer.