Emergency Communication For Blackberry Users

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Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina has come and gone but in her wake has left major destruction, including communication failure. We are going to repost our Emergency Communication Tips for Blackberry users that we put up during the London Subway attacks when communications failed aswell.

So here’s our list of advice

1. Invest in a Blackberry 5790 on the Mobitex network. They proved their reliability during 9/11 and can also be used in the air, have better coverage through buildings, and is data-only.

2. Send PIN 2 PIN messages instead of email or voice. PIN messages go directly through the Blackberry network and does route through the internet. So if there’s a catastrophic event and the internet is down, PIN messaging is your best bet. PIN messages is also typically smaller than email, so it’ll keep the strain down on the network. Another benefit is that you will know when someone receives and reads your message which is not the case with email.

3. Keep your address book up-to-date with your contact’s Blackberry PIN. This can be hard because some people switch Blackberrys several times a year but you will be glad you did if anything happens.

4. Send SMS to non-Blackberry users.

5. Send emails if you can not reach anyone by PIN or SMS messages. Email is still less bandwidth intensive than voice so you still have a good chance of your email going through.

  • http://www.ecn911.com/ Lawrence

    check out The Emergency Contact Network. Very interesting company that connects it’s customers to their loved ones during emergency situations. http://www.ecn911.com. could be very helpful for future disasters.

  • http://www.ecn911.com Lawrence

    check out The Emergency Contact Network. Very interesting company that connects it’s customers to their loved ones during emergency situations. http://www.ecn911.com. could be very helpful for future disasters.

  • Bert

    Onset Technology is one of a few companies that offer enterprise Emergency Communication software, METAmessage, for the BlackBerry. The US Gov is using it. This goes beyond basic communication. http://www.METAmessage.com

  • Bert

    Onset Technology is one of a few companies that offer enterprise Emergency Communication software, METAmessage, for the BlackBerry. The US Gov is using it. This goes beyond basic communication. http://www.METAmessage.com

  • Mark

    Go to http://www.alert-usa.com. Alert Notification is the original Family Emergency Notification Network and is partnered with American Medical Response. AMR is the largest medical transportation company and 911 call center operator in the US. AMR handles the call center for Alert Notification.

  • Mark

    Go to http://www.alert-usa.com. Alert Notification is the original Family Emergency Notification Network and is partnered with American Medical Response. AMR is the largest medical transportation company and 911 call center operator in the US. AMR handles the call center for Alert Notification.

  • http://www.tenetmobile.com/ Rick

    Give us a call… be more than happy to help

    http://www.tenetmobile.com

    With PINpoint, your company rolodex is at your fingertips, and it’s ALWAYS up to date! With only two clicks on your Blackberry, you can phone, e-mail or PIN anyone in the organization. PINpoint’s browser makes getting in touch PINpoint automatically pushes current, relevant contacts directly to your Blackberry’s cache. Reliable phone, PIN and e-mail addresses can be selected with ease in the PINpoint browser screen on your Blackberry. No more digging down into your Contacts List for phone numbers, when you can’t even be sure if they’re up to date! But that’s not all…

    Having PINpoint is critical to your Disaster Recovery Plan!
    Having a reliable contact list at your fingertips is great, but PINpoint’s contact list is stored locally on your Blackberry. That means even in extreme situations like power failures or server outtages, you have correct phone numbers and Blackberry PIN numbers for everyone in your organization. PINpoint guarantees your contacts are correct, and is a critical tool for any disaster recovery plan!

    Rick Jordan
    Business Development Manager
    Tenet Computer Group Inc.
    606 Magnetic Drive
    Toronto, ON M3J 2C4
    Phone: 416.665.3068 x 203
    Fax: 416.665.2946
    Cell: 416.659.3068
    e-mail: rick@tenet.com
    Website: http://www.tenet.com

  • http://www.tenetmobile.com Rick

    Give us a call… be more than happy to help

    http://www.tenetmobile.com

    With PINpoint, your company rolodex is at your fingertips, and it’s ALWAYS up to date! With only two clicks on your Blackberry, you can phone, e-mail or PIN anyone in the organization. PINpoint’s browser makes getting in touch PINpoint automatically pushes current, relevant contacts directly to your Blackberry’s cache. Reliable phone, PIN and e-mail addresses can be selected with ease in the PINpoint browser screen on your Blackberry. No more digging down into your Contacts List for phone numbers, when you can’t even be sure if they’re up to date! But that’s not all…

    Having PINpoint is critical to your Disaster Recovery Plan!
    Having a reliable contact list at your fingertips is great, but PINpoint’s contact list is stored locally on your Blackberry. That means even in extreme situations like power failures or server outtages, you have correct phone numbers and Blackberry PIN numbers for everyone in your organization. PINpoint guarantees your contacts are correct, and is a critical tool for any disaster recovery plan!

    Rick Jordan
    Business Development Manager
    Tenet Computer Group Inc.
    606 Magnetic Drive
    Toronto, ON M3J 2C4
    Phone: 416.665.3068 x 203
    Fax: 416.665.2946
    Cell: 416.659.3068
    e-mail: rick@tenet.com
    Website: http://www.tenet.com

  • http://www.tenetmobile.com/ Rick

    BlackBerry Application for Continuity of Operation and Emergency Contact Information.

    PINpoint ® “A Corporate Communications Enabler for BlackBerry Devices ~
    to Distribute Contact Information in Emergency or Crisis Situations”

    WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS / SOLUTIONS FOR CoOP & DISASTER RECOVERY FOR HEALTH CARE,EDUCATION & GOVERNMENT AGENCIES – KEEP SUSTAINED COMMUNICATIONS DURING AND AFTER A DISASTER OR POWER FAILURE !

    ~ EMERGENCY CONTACT MANAGEMENT FOR ALL OF YOUR BLACKBERRY DEVICES ~

    Rick Jordan
    416.665.3069 x 203

  • http://www.tenetmobile.com Rick

    BlackBerry Application for Continuity of Operation and Emergency Contact Information.

    PINpoint ® “A Corporate Communications Enabler for BlackBerry Devices ~
    to Distribute Contact Information in Emergency or Crisis Situations”

    WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS / SOLUTIONS FOR CoOP & DISASTER RECOVERY FOR HEALTH CARE,EDUCATION & GOVERNMENT AGENCIES – KEEP SUSTAINED COMMUNICATIONS DURING AND AFTER A DISASTER OR POWER FAILURE !

    ~ EMERGENCY CONTACT MANAGEMENT FOR ALL OF YOUR BLACKBERRY DEVICES ~

    Rick Jordan
    416.665.3069 x 203

  • Stepniemastinggal

    did the dog die?? :(