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    With any discussion on emergency preparation, it's never a bad idea to consult guides like the one posted by the Red Cross, or your own local law enforcement/first responder web sites. We recently produced a review on the SpareOne Emergency GoPhone, a no frills back up phone designed to make sure you can easily make calls or share your location if you're ever in trouble. Depending on what area of the world you live in, you likely face some kind of regionally specific disaster. Earthquakes, fires, flood, tornadoes, we often see similar recommendations for people when making an emergency ...

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    Not our usual fare here on Pocketnow. We like to deal with exciting new technologies and fun phone features, but how long might your smartphone last in an emergency? We obsess over metrics like screen on time, and headphone playback quality, and gaming performance, but what about easily and quickly notifying your family to your location and contacting first responders? The AT&T SpareOne is a no frills device, designed to be easy to use in any situation. There's no screen, and the phone is powered by AA batteries, so it never needs to be charges. It serves only two major functions. It ...

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    I was sitting at my desk last week, typing up a piece about one thing or another, when the Sprint Galaxy S III alongside me flickered to life and announced a text message. But I knew right away that this wasn't any ordinary text. Instead of the usual SMS annunciator tone, the phone was bleating out a wailing klaxon, a cross between a 1980s-era digital alarm clock and an ornery robotic duck. I recognized it immediately as the characteristic siren of the Emergency Alert System. For non-U.S. readers, a definition is in order. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is, according to the U.S. ...

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