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To wrap up our #hurricaneprep posts this week, the +Google Crisis Response team wanted to share some gadgets which can be helpful during a crisis:
> A waterproof case can help protect your phone during floods and heavy rains: goo.gl/Hrb87M

> A solar powered battery charger helps keep your phone’s battery alive - mobile networks are more resilient than power lines: goo.gl/wTjsIF

> A cell phone signal booster gives you a greater chance of connecting to an operational cell tower: goo.gl/rzZm57
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A amateur radio license and battery powered transceiver is much more reliable. 
 
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+myriam prada Cuando ocurre un desastre, una caja del teléfono resistente al agua, un cargador de baterías solares y teléfono celular señal booster puede ayudarle a mantenerse en contacto con el mundo exterior
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If a disaster strikes there may be no outside world.
 
I very much doubt it +Chris Pick They be overloaded if they are.

Here in the USA where they are owned by those only interested in profits their back up power and hardness is minimal.
An amateur radio license and hand held VHF or UHF transceiver will be much more reliable.  
 
+Chris Pick In many cases, yes. During Katrina most of the mobile phone towers were still able to carry traffic. Some of them could only carry SMS traffic but that's still communicating. If you don't have a charged phone you're out of luck for even that.
 
in such situation the most important is to surviiiiiiive 😈
 
or you can just use ham radio, much cheaper
 
When desaster strikes, won't it be very plausible that the providers' nets are down?
 
Yes. All mobiles should be like that ! .....
 
What good is a cell phone in a post nuclear holocaust world? Do you really think a phone would heal those poor bastards in The Road?
 
Keep some important documents in the cloud and "dry" for emergency use later; like your next flood insurance e-policy purchase -- buy, and keep it "dry" online at FloodBuddy.com.
 
Where can I get a waterproof case? I've never heard of them. I have an HTC DNA, same basic measurements as the HTC ONE.
 
If disaster strikes...ALL CIRCUITS ARE BUSY!!!! NO CONNECTION TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD FOR YOU!!! 
 
Where do I get all that were just mentioned?
 
In a real disaster cell bases mostly will be down.

Get a CB or HAM two way radio, battery packs and lots of solar chargers... 😉
 
When a disaster strikes, I'll have plenty o' Lays potato chips.
Ed Boyd
 
ah thank you google for now Solar information
 
"water proof phone case" + "cell phone signal booster"
Hints on built-in features for the upcoming silver?
 
+Google can some one please make a damn waterproof for the Nexus line???!!??!??!?!?!!?!!
 
And a good VPN if you're in China ;)
 
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Wouldn't want to miss any commercials.
 
So can amateur radio. Sadly people are loosing interest and so am I. de VU2TUM
 
.. BOOSTER BATTERY!..

.. it's so ... NOT CONSISTNT if you check for the same PC-b3 .. AS SOLAR CAN DELIVER IN ENERGY when SUN IS RISE and .. REALLY NO CUMULUS NIMBUS ARUND .. 

anyway .. MM-UBN- KANDEK sys can really be supportable for all .. 
 
Another feature I would also recommend is a battery rechargeable by a dynamo so that even if your charge goes off during a stormy night, you can still recharge the phone by rotating a wheel for a few minutes(mechanic charger)!
 
We've been working on a full 12-24 VDC for our home, with a large truck battery in the lawn closet outside that charges from the power grid automatically. When the power stops, all that stops is the charging, while everything else remains operational except for major 120-240 VAC appliances such as oven, stove, heating and air conditioning, electric cars, and those larger power consumption appliances.

So, just like a power drill that works from a rechargeable battery, the home also works from a rechargeable battery, for most home uses and practical purposes, continual stored energy. 
CJ C
 
wish people would learn the difference between a repeater and an amplifier/"booster"
 
Use your parent condom to pack your phone and important document!
 
assuming the cell towers are still up and powered which they probably won't be
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Lifeproof for Note 3 would be lovely... 😐
 
In a true disaster a cellphone is not the best way to communicate. Cellphone infrastructure has a bunch of 'moving' parts all if which need to be there for cellphones to work. You really want Amateur Radio which works point to point with other radio operators who in mesh like fashion are in contact with yet other operators. 
 
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A dynamo powered battery charger(hand cranked) would be the perfect companion when the disaster hits at night or when we are locked inside a dark area(solar charger would fail in that case).
 
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