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5 Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do

Postby chef » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:09 pm

A family member sent this cell phone info to me...great stuff! I did try the free 411 and it does work.

Regards,
Vicki



For all the folks with cell phones. (This should be printed and kept in your car, purse, and wallet. Good information to have with you). 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
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. Try it out.

SECOND
Have you locked your keys in the car?
Does your car have remote key less 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
Hidden Battery Power
Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press the
keys *3370#. Your cell phone will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell phone next time.

FOURTH
How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?
To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following Digits on your phone: *#06#. A 15-digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. When your phone get 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 does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.

FIFTH
Free Directory Service for Cells
Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls when they don't have to. Most of us do not carry a telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation even more of a problem. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial:(800)FREE411, or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now.
This is the kind of information people don't mind receiving, so
Pass it on to your family and friends.
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Postby chef » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:31 pm

Okay, I tried the the third and fourth one and got nothing as well...so I googled this and got what Snopes had to say. They said cars with remote keyless entry cannot be unlocked.

I have attached the URL so you can read it since I am not able to copy and paste off of their site.

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/cellphones.asp

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Vicki
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Postby hoshin » Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:49 pm

unlocking your car door makes no sense. my understanding having worked in the car industry for some time is
the transponder/ key fob sends a short wave radio signal that is in the form of a code. unlocking your car with a cell phone would be like puting a radio next to an other radio and expecting one to send signals to the other.
i would think these are all just begging for MYTH BUSTERS to try out and explain.
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Postby Mary S » Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:44 pm

haha I bought a cell phone in December (welcome to the modern world, Mary!) and I still am learning how to use the #$%*& thing just to dial. I'd probably do better if I walked around with the tv remote stuck to the side of my head!!! :D
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