E911 Battery Backup for Voice Services
If there is a power outage at your service location, your Phone service will not be interrupted if you have an optional battery backup system for your Voice services. Without a backup system in place, you will not be able to make/receive calls or dial 911 for emergency services.
You may choose to purchase a battery backup solution from us. The standard offering delivers 8 hours of standby power. For those wishing for a longer backup duration, a 24-hour option is available.
If you did not elect to add a battery backup solution when you established your Voice services and would like to upgrade, you may still purchase a backup solution from us. Call your local Customer Care Representative at (800) 628-1754 to learn more.
If you prefer to purchase your own backup solution from a retail store, we recommend you contact us first to confirm the system requirements before buying.
Battery backup solutions will only deliver power to the equipment provided for Phone service. Cordless phones, medical monitoring devices, home security systems, and other equipment running off electrical power will not be covered.