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5 Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do

Welshtaff 2012/04/14 01:56:52

5 Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do

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 mobi le 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 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 un lock 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-dig it code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe.

When your phone 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. I f everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.

An d Finally....

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) FREE 411, or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now. This is sponsored by MacDonalds.


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  • Elz 2012/04/19 19:19:24
    Elz
    good views. do these work on trac phones?
  • Giantfighter 2012/04/15 06:05:18
    Giantfighter
    very informative
  • unclepat 2012/04/14 21:00:15
    unclepat
    #1...That's okay
    #2...That doesn't work because of the differing frequencies used by cell phones and keyless entry systems. Old wives tale there!
    #3... Only for certain model phones
    #4... That's okay but how many of those 9 to fivers would know how to acess that type of info?
    #5.... that's okay
  • Old Poet 2012/04/14 20:15:36
    Old Poet
    +1
    Thanks, I travel a lot
  • enlightened one 2012/04/14 19:03:54
    enlightened one
    +1
    That is great news! Thanks!
  • CHUCK - Liberal in Seattle 2012/04/14 16:42:22
    CHUCK - Liberal in Seattle
    +1
    Thank you!
  • 2012/04/14 15:31:21
    #06# didnt work for me. guess I will have to use the old method of using my menu which gave me the number. my phone must be old.

    rose
  • Cantus_... 2012/04/14 18:01:06
    Cantus_bird
    it's *#06#, not #06# ....
  • Firefly 2012/04/14 14:38:14
    Firefly
    +1
    Thanks for sharing ~

    I will reciprocate, in kind ;0 )
  • Picasso's Cat 2012/04/14 14:26:35
    Picasso's Cat
    +2
    Good to know.
  • Link 2012/04/14 13:16:31
    Link
    +4
    This is directly from Snopes:

    1and2
    34and5
  • sglmom 2012/04/14 09:27:56
    sglmom
    +5
    Thanks for posting -- great info here!
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2012/04/14 05:46:11
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +5
    Great info. There are also some downloadable cell phone hacks that let you turn your phone into a portable dial-up modem. Nice to have in a pinch when you need to send off that email and the network is out. Not fast, but it works anywhere that you have cell service. One of the best phones to use for this feature is the old Motorola Razr (a tank of a phone by the way).

    As a side note, you know those cheap contract phones you always got every time you renewed? You should keep at least one around and have it unlocked. It's always good to have a spare working phone that can take any SIM card, plus, with the lack of payphones around anymore, they're good emergency phones to give the kids.
  • Wanda5245 - Citizen Activis... 2012/04/14 05:00:43
    Wanda5245 - Citizen Activist Who Wants Spunkysmum Back On SH
    +4
    Thanks
  • jeane 2012/04/14 03:15:01
    jeane
    +8
    WOW THANK YOU!
  • U-Dog 2012/04/14 02:14:42
    U-Dog
    +7
    Excellent info to have, thanks!
  • Gray Parks 2012/04/14 02:10:42

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