Imagine you’re sitting at home watching TV and all of a sudden the electricity goes out. The most common reaction is to light candles or locate a flashlight. Second, you’ll either call your neighbors to see if they have electricity or call the electric company to report the outage.

Our question to you, “Will your landline telephone work if the electricity goes out”? This question could be answered in two ways. If you have a “corded” phone, then yes your landline telephone will work during a power outage. If you have a “cordless” phone, then it will not work, because a cordless phone requires electricity to transfer the signal from the base to the handset.

If you use a cordless phone in your household, we suggest you have a “corded” phone tucked away in a cabinet just in case an emergency should arise. It’s best to be prepared for what might happen, rather than wishing you had done things differently after the fact.