Battery Backup

Backup Power Available for Voice Service
Many of today’s advanced home phone services require backup battery power to continue functioning during a power outage. Backup batteries are expected to last 8 hours on standby power. The backup battery should give you at least 6 hours of talk time, if you feel that is not enough you may purchase an additional battery from 24-7 & West Wisconsin Telcom.

What Your Battery Can – and Can’t – Do for You
The backup batteries for telephone service provided by 24-7 & West Wisconsin Telcom allows you to continue to use your voice services during a power outage. Without a backup battery or alternate backup source such as a generator, your fiber based voice service will not be able to make any calls, including emergency calls to 911. Your backup battery does not provide power to any services other than voice. Home security systems, medical monitoring devices, Internet and other equipment will not run on a voice service backup battery.

Instructions for Proper Care and Use of Your Battery
Environmental factors such as temperature can shorten your battery’s useful life. We recommend the location of your battery be kept above 41’F and below 104’F.