I’m sharing this story about how I use mobile tech in my life as part of my participation with the Verizon Wireless #VZWBuzz Influencer program.
Our smartphones and mobile devices have become an important way for us to communicate, go online, and access and share information like never before. But like we’ve seen in recent world events, they are also important tools in emergency situations.
Last Wednesday night on my commute home from work, I was rear ended at high speed in the center lane of a four lane, fast moving expressway. The impact was a shock to say the least. I hit my head and my chest and I couldn’t exit my vehicle because of moving traffic. I’m not typically a crybaby but this one had me rattled and on the verge of tears. Thankfully I was able to dig for my smartphone and call 911. Anyone entering or exiting a large city might know the perils of dropped calls and poor service through via ducts and tunnels. Better DOES Matter when you’re in a situation like that. Thankfully I had no problem with service or getting through immediately to 911. They were on the scene quickly and pulled us out of danger and into safety. I can tell you with confidence that would not have been the case with many of the other carriers in my area, at the location where my accident happened.
As any of you who join the weekly Verizon Wireless #VZWBuzz Chats might know, there is ALWAYS great information and tips each week on different topics. And even though I’m an Influencer member, I too learn new and important things. Just days before my accident I finally got around to applying some of the tips I had learned from a chat weeks, maybe even months before. I had just photographed my insurance and registration for my husband. I thought it would be good for me to have it handy when he’s traveling in case he ever needed it. I would be able to just text it right over. Guess who needed it first! THANK Goodness I did that! Because in the state I was in, I couldn’t think straight to go rummaging through all the stuff that went airborne on impact. I just handed the officer my smartphone.
That was the night before Thanksgiving. And although it was a horrible situation, had I not had the important documents I needed it would have been an even bigger mess!
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Disclosure: As a #VZWBuzz influencer I was provided a device at no charge with a line of service from Verizon. No additional compensation was provided. There has been no editing by a third party (obviously), nor any promise of positive feedback. All opinions are my own