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March 14 2007 @ 04:00 pm
Things you never knew your cell phone could do...  
THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW YOUR CELL PHONE COULD DO.

 

There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies. Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it:

 

FIRST Subject: Emergency

The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network, and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you. And, interestingly, this number, 112, can be dialed even if the keypad is locked.

 

SECOND Subject: Have you locked your keys in the car?

Does your car have remote keyless entry? This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone: If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their cell phone from your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other "remote" for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk). Editor's Note: It works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked our car over a cell phone!"

 

THIRD Subject: Hidden Battery Power

Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370# and your cell will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery power. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell the next time.

 

FOURTH Subject: How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone

To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following digits on your phone: * # 0 6 # a 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. If your phone ever gets stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If everybody who had a phone stolen did this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.

 

FIFTH Subject: Free information number

Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial: (800) FREE 411, or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now.

UPDATE: Read this

 

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That Lettie Grrrlfrozeneyes on March 14th, 2007 11:53 pm (UTC)
That's really interesting! Thanks for posting/sharing. :)
Jill aka Jo: Gate- Coffie Junkiesireesanwar on March 15th, 2007 12:41 am (UTC)
Isn't it though. I'm so glad my Uncle sent this too me. I don't know how well the keys thing actually works but I hope to try it sometime.
Larianlarianelensar on March 15th, 2007 03:52 am (UTC)
So have you tried some of the others? the battery one or the code thing?
Jill aka Jo: LFN- Me Against the Worldsireesanwar on March 15th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
http://sireesanwar.livejournal.com/102993.html

Read this. I found out some things. I got the serial number to come up but didn't try the others. I want try the car thing even though I read it is untrue.
turple_purtleturple_purtle on March 15th, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC)
Er...
Hate to burst y'all's bubbles, but those things aren't 100% true:

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/cellphones.asp
Jill aka Jo: LFN- FacePalmsireesanwar on March 15th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Er...
YEah I did a new post that tells all from that sight. I always forget to check because I get wrapped up in the excitement of the forwards.