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A small earthquake rocked central Virginia in 2011. It was a very brief and wild situation that turned out to be pretty ineffectual even in the town of Mineral, from which it emanated. However, it opened the eyes of many Virginians to the frailty of the communications system.
Moments after the earthquake everyone was, naturally, in a panicked state. Cellphones were jammed and there was almost no way to get a hold of anyone. Had this small earthquake been a serious collapse situation, how would anyone get in contact with their loved one?
The answer is they wouldn’t. But there is a way you can.
Personal Communications or Mesh Network
You see, at the onset of a serious disaster everyone picks up the phone and starts calling loved ones.
“Are you ok? Can you get home,” These are the types of conversations that flood the airwaves. Just like on New Years Eve, the networks get overwhelmed fast. Do you know to sidestep that clogged system?
You have to get to know the GoTenna. This powerful personal mesh network communication exists outside the cellphone platforms. The best explanation comes from the providers themselves:
Pair to your phone and create your own signal. goTenna Mesh lets you send texts and GPS locations, no service required. Revolutionary mesh networking privately and automatically relays messages through other devices to extend beyond point-to-point range; the bigger your network, the stronger your communications.
When comms are down and you need to find your kids, spouse or loved ones this technology will allow you to take control of your own communications mesh network.
From here you will become a powerful collective and not a mere individual trying to call and call and call in a desperate attempt to break through the clogged airwaves to reach who is most important.
It’s time to take your survival communications more seriously.
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