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    Default Emergency calls with no phone

    As my kids are getting older (still not old enough but getting there) ive been thinking about when they are home alone and if something happened.

    In this day and age of mobile phones we don't have a landline...we don't even have a connection anymore. How would the kids phone 000 if there was an emergency??

    Or even, how would they contact us if they needed us??

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    I'd buy a prepaid phone with a long expiry (Optus have a 6 month expiry option).

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    From a mobile phone. You could just have one in the house for emergencies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loislane2010 View Post
    As my kids are getting older (still not old enough but getting there) ive been thinking about when they are home alone and if something happened.

    In this day and age of mobile phones we don't have a landline...we don't even have a connection anymore. How would the kids phone 000 if there was an emergency??

    Or even, how would they contact us if they needed us??
    I've thought about this. We don't have a landline either.

    I think I would just always make sure there's a fully charged mobile they know how to use. And make sure mine and DH's mobile is charged and on too.

    We have an elderly relative who has started babysitting for us occasionally and we leave her with one of our mobiles because she doesn't have her own.

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    I would double check but provided there's some kind of dial tone (long dial tone or any kind of sound) when a landline is plugged in then you should be able to use it to call 000. *double check with Telstra though.
    Do you children have iPads or iPods? You could connect them to iMessages so they could msg you if you have an iPhone?

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    For us if the children are old enough to be out without us or home alone they will have their own mobiles to use.

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    We have a landline phone so that there is always a phone for emergencies and we can always hear a call if someone else in family had an emergency (sometimes I don't hear the mobile ring). If you don't want one I guess you'd have to make sure a mobile is available and charged?


 

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