How Does a Medical Alert with no Phone Line Work?
Traditionally, medical alert systems attach into phone lines through the phone jack in the wall. However, due to the slow disappearance of landlines, medical alarms have adapted to work without the presence of a landline. Newer wireless medical alarms have an internal cellular chip.
No home-phone-line medical alerts have a higher monthly cost than a regular system, but a cellular system still makes financial sense for a lot of people. In the past, people were forced to keep home phones just so they could use medical alerts, but now, a cellular based medical alarm could eliminate the cost of paying a phone bill. With home phone lines getting more costly, sometimes hardly used, the overall savings are worth the slightly higher subscription fee.
Without the need to hook the medical alarm up with the phone system, cellular based systems are much easier to set up. Usually, all you need to do is plug the system into an electrical outlet. The only requirement is a strong cell signal within the home. Some homes have a weak signal so the landline based method makes the most sense. After purchasing either type of medical alert system, be sure to test it first. If you have a home phone line and use it frequently, then there is no reason to move to a cellular system. If you’re thinking about canceling your home phone line to save some money, then a cellular based system is the one for you.
Our most basic medical alert system; includes both a bracelet and necklace attachment.
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A mobile medical alert; speak directly to an operator through the wearable device.
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