Quote Originally Posted by Eilonwy View Post
Ooh! @Athenian200, I'll have to do some research into satellite phones. Are they expensive?

ETA: Only $1100 for the phone. Ummm, I think that's more than I can afford. There were cheaper ones, but still too expensive for me. Plus plan costs.
Satellite Internet for some kind of netbook is a bit cheaper, I believe... apparently the phones ARE really expensive because of the convenience.

But still, that's an option. If you don't have the money, though, you may well be limited to radio reception and/or hoping the cell towers hold out. Ideally, though, you want to have all possible methods open. A terrestrial line, something that can send/receive terrestrial radio signals, and something that can use the satellites. Because there are things that can mess with all three, and there's not much chance of them all happening at once.