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Backup Power for Home Phone Services during Power Outages

For many years, your home phone would allow you to stay connected to emergency voice services during a power outage. However, many of today’s advanced home phone services require backup battery power to continue functioning during an outage. To avoid a disruption of home voice service during an outage and to maintain the ability to connect to 911 emergency services --we at InterBel offer you the option of purchasing backup power for your home phones.

What Your Battery Can and Can’t Do for You

InterBel’s backup batteries for telephone routers allow you to continue to use your home voice services during a power outage. Without a backup battery or alternate backup source such as a generator, customers will not be able to make any calls, including emergency calls to 911. The only way to maintain the ability to use your phone is by using some form of backup power. Our backup battery does not provide power to any services other than voice. Home security systems, medical monitoring devices and other equipment will not run on a home phone backup battery.

Purchase and Replacement Options

If you are concerned about being able to contact 911 emergency services during a power outage, a backup battery may be a good option for you. You can purchase a backup battery directly through InterBel. If you have any questions or simply want to purchase a backup battery through us, please call 406-889-3311, or go to your local retail store. Our 24hour backup batterycost is $350 installed.

Expected Backup Power Duration

InterBel Backup batteries are expected to last at least 24hours on standby power. The backup battery should give you 6 hours of talk time. If you feel that is not enough time, you may extend your standby power by purchasing additional batteries.

Instructions for Proper Care and Use of Your Battery

Please follow the more detailed instructions included with your battery for proper use, storage and care of your battery to ensure that it will function as needed during a power outage.Environmental factors such as temperature can shorten your battery’s useful life. Backup batteries will not last forever and should be replaced every 2 years.InterBel’s warranty will extend for 1year from the time of installation.

InterBel Telephone Cooperative Inc.
300 Dewey Ave. Eureka, MT 59917
Office: (406) 889-3311 Support: (406) 889-1500
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