You never know when an emergency will strike.

Lately, many cities have been struck by earthquakes, snow storms and other natural disasters. That’s why it’s a good idea to have family emergency plans in place. Not only do you have to stock up with food, water, flashlights, cash, and batteries, but you also need to make sure that you will be able to communicate with the outside world (especially a 911 operator).

Although most people rely on their cellphones, they aren’t always reliable during an actual emergency. During Hurricane Ike, we lost all cellphone reception for several days and had to depend on our home phone for access. I was glad that we still had our landline because we didn’t have to deal with dropped calls or fighting for cell tower space.

To help families to be better prepared for emergencies, VTech and AT&T have developed powerful cordless phones with grerat features. Offering consumers the best of both worlds for cellular and landline phones, VTech’s DS6421-3 and AT&T’s TL92271 Connect-to-Cell™ systems are the solution to ensure that you are ready for the next emergency. These phones were built specially for those who rely primarily on mobile phones but experience problems with spotty reception at home/office, or have trouble hearing their cells from another room. Now consumers can enjoy benefits of landline and cellular phones at the same time. Both systems make and receive cellular calls, but offer the security and superior call clarity of a landline phone– ideal for immediate communication in emergencies.

For more information on these cutting edge phones, check out this video:

I’d like to give one lucky ready an opportunity to win an AT&T TL92271 (ERV $79). To enter the contest, leave a comment answering the following question:

Has your family developed an emergency response plan? Please explain.

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Mocha Dad’s “Win an AT&T Cordless Phone and Protect Your Family During Emergencies” Contest starts on Sunday, November 6, 2011 and ends Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. (CST), and is open to all Mocha Dad readers, subscribers, and/or fans in the continental U.S. No purchase required. Relatives and employees of Mocha Dad Media are not eligible to win. You are also ineligible if you’ve won a prize from this blog within the past 60 days. One winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced on Monday, November 14, 2011. You must leave your contact information to collect your prize. If a winner does not respond within 3 days, a new winner will be chosen. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. All opinions are my own.