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Surprise! Your high-tech home phone system could go dead in an emergency Fiber and VoIP systems are vulnerable to power outages. Learn how to prolong service and stay in touch when the lights go out. Landline phones, assuming they are not wireless, generally work during a power outage. This is because power is sent to the phones through the phone line from the power companies. The power companies have battery backup and backup generators so that their operations can continue for well over a week during a power outage. While it’s true that cell phone towers are a high priority to get back online after a power outage (and many have backup power), the fact is that a good old hard-wired land-line to your house may be even more reliable during a power outage. The power required for a land-line corded phone to work is built-in to the land-line itself. I am a bit concerned about the apparent limitations of our fiber optic phone service during a power outage. On the old copper line, the power could be out for a week or more during a major storm, but we could still make and receive calls on the corded phone.