Friday, April 5, 2013

Always Be Prepared When Disaster Strikes--SpareOne Emergency Phone by XPal Power Review

**Disclaimer:  This post has been compensated through a free product (s) or monetary payment.  Opinions are solely mine. All links are "no-follow" links.**
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SpareOne Emergency Phone by XPal Power

No one expects bad things to happen--but they do.  Your car can break down in the middle of nowhere where your cell phone might unexpectedly die because you forgot to bring what you need to power it back up.  Then again, there is the possibility of being caught in a natural disaster or you might not even own a cell phone when you find yourself in a tough spot.  How would you get help or communicate with loved ones?   Fortunately, you can handle the situation with a little planning and a SpareOne Emergency Phone by XPal like the one I was sent for this review.

This phone is not meant to be used as your primary cell phone--only as a spare for emergencies.  This could be a real lifesaver, especially if you make it a habit to keep a phone like this as a part of an emergency survival kit  to keep with you.  

Items like a blanket, food such as a box of granola bars, first aid supplies, a hammer to break a window when the computer locks, a  flashlight, a Swiss Army knife, and a handy phone like this one could get you out of a jam.
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SpareOne Emergency Phone by XPal Power in the package.

Even if your car is immersed in water by keeping that kit within reach could then be more survivable because you had packed a kit, including a phone that comes in a waterproof bag that floats.  This heavy duty bag can be resealed and handle extreme temperatures. 

Inside this phone, you get a Lithium AA battery that the company claims will keep its charge for fifteen years.  Once you pull the tab to operate the power, you can get about ten hours of talking time and a month of standby time according to them.

I liked the oversized buttons and their wide spacing  this phone has to make it easier to work with unsteady fingers if injured or trembling from fear.  Sporting an emergency cross is a  bigger button that can work without a SIM or by inserting one to continue sending and receiving calls,  but no LCD screen only a transparent window to the two multi-colored LED lights regarding the battery life and signal.  You can pre-program nine numbers.

This phone has a LED torchlight that can provide up to twenty-four hours of continuous light.

Furthermore, this SpareOne Emergency Phone has an auto text reply feature.  What happens is that if anyone sends you a text, this phone will reply back with a message that to get in touch with you has to be through a phone call now--not a text.

No one is immune to unexpected problems.  If you feel trouble can only happen to other people, then I assure you it does catch up to everyone at some point in your life.  

Therefore, if you want to remain lucky, then make sure you have an emergency kit.  Also, do think of the SpareOne Emergency Phone from XPal.  It retails for $99.99.

The company has programs set  up for schools, churches, clubs, and other organizations to  maximize fundraising efforts or to donate to get these phones in as many hands as possible.  Learn more about  making your community LIVEPREPARED.

Thanks to the company's generosity, hundreds of SpareOne Emergency Phones went out free of charge to Hurricane Sandy victims.