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Saving Cell Service in Blackout Events

Nevada County Coalition of FireWise Communities

Save your Cell Phone Battery

• Turn off WiFi, Only use this when you know you have WiFi.

• Turn off Bluetooth.

• Turn down the brightness of your screen and turn off automatic adaptive brightness.

• In your “Settings” menu, turn on the “low battery usage” button.

Battery Back-Up Ideas

• Solar battery charges (camping stores). Recharge batteries during the day. Charge up phones, etc. at night. Or use for lights, etc., at night.

• Use your laptop to charge your phone.

• Use your car to charge your phone.

• UPS = Uninterrupted Power Supply. This UPS battery provides clean power (no power surges).

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Good Job


I guess I am getting old and grumpy. What is with the “good job” expression being so commonly used in very unexpected settings?

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