reply to Light Guy
Re: Will Verizon shut down copper phone accounts?
said by Light Guy:While it would work as you describe, one flaw is ONT bootup time, which I've never tried to measure. And the possibility of accelerated ONT failure with repeated bootup cycles.
Unplugging the battery leads before a major Storm, and if power is lost, connecting the battery for outgoing calls only, would give you 6-8 hours of outgoing service, this could last you through an extended outage.
Extended outgoing service is a little different than confidence during emergency use.
But I like your idea.