The wireless telecommunications industry trade group, CTIA advocates wireless devices for health and safety. In a newly released video, CTIA shows how a recent heart attack emergency at home was prevented through use of a wireless device to access 911 service and receive lifesaving medical assistance.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many people utilized wireless devices to send text messages. CTIA recommends using text messages instead of voice calls because they require less bandwidth and are more reliable.
Emergency services through the Red Cross and Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) are also available via mobile devices. You can keep these recommended group communication apps and tips on hand to be prepared and know ways to use your smartphone or mobile device whenever a storm or emergency occurs.
Being prepared is the best advice anyone can take in the event of an emergency. Using wireless devices can help everybody anywhere to communicate, receive emergency assistance and stay connected at any time.