I live in a rural area of Connecticut where the idea of cell phone service is still relatively new. Our first cell phone tower went up shortly before I moved here in 2013, but wasn't actually functional until April of 2015. Even now, there is only one cell phone network attached to it, so if you're not with that provider, you're screwed - and even if you do buy into the monopoly, your signal is mediocre at best in these hills, but it is even worse when nor'easters blow through, like the one that hit us just last week.
My husband and I live in a particularly frustrating dead zone. We're right on that blurry line between to the two towns' cell phone towers, and neither one quite reaches our farmhouse in the woods. On a clear day, if we walk up past the barn and up the hill where the hay fields are growing, we might be able to get some service. This has become a real inconvenience, though, and during emergencies it is a serious problem.
As snowstorms like the Nor'easter along U.S. East Coast that left widespread outages this past week become more severe and more frequent here in the U.S., reliable cell phone service is more important than ever. While we all wish to capture the perfect image of our brunches every Sunday, the frightening truth is that at some point, we will need to send out a message or make a phone call to either tell everyone that we are okay or to ask for help.
This year alone, hundreds of thousands of people on the East Coast were without power. A Bomb Cyclone turned into a huge winter storm bringing thundersnow instead. We were amongst the lucky ones to have a generator so that for the 24 hours that we were in the dark, we could at least plug in our refrigerator. Our landline, however, was useless, rendering us doomed should we need to call for help. Thankfully, nothing happened, but the whole situation was enough to get me doing some research once we had Wi-Fi again.
SignalBooster.com provides not just ability to purchase a signal booster for your home, but also a ton of information with tips and tricks on how to get the best signal in your home. This means that my risk of getting lyme disease or buried in a snow bank just went way down since I won't be having to climb the hill behind our house to send a text message anymore.
We’re expecting another big snow storm tomorrow – up to 20 inches of snow. This means that power outages are a definite possibility during and even after the massive storm. So now, in addition to making sure there’s enough gas in the generator to keep our refrigerator running, I’m also getting our signal booster set up. Once the generator gets our refrigerator and signal booster running, I will be able to make prank phone calls asking others if theirs is doing the same.
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