Paying to much on cell phone bill? Here is something worth knowing if you have a cell phone ...
Here is something worth knowing if you have a cell phone...
Have you ever wondered why phone companies don't seem interested in
trying to prevent the theft of cell phones? If you have ever lost, or
had one stolen, and if you are on a plan, you still have to pay the plan
approximately up to 24 months, and you have to buy another handset and
enter into another contract. This is more revenue for the phone
There is a simple way of making lost or stolen cell phones useless to
thieves and the phone companies know about it, but keep it quiet.
To check your cell phone's serial number, key in the following on your
Enter star-pound-zero-six-pound ( * # 0 6 # ) and a fifteen-digit code
will appear on the screen. This is unique to your handset. Write it
down and keep it safe. Should your cell 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 did this, there
would be no point in stealing cell phones. You may want to send this to
as many people with cell phones as possible.
No charge for directory assistance.
Phone companies are charging us $1.00 or more for 411 - information
calls. When you need to, use the 411 / information option! Simply dial
1-800-FREE-411 or 1-800-373-3411 without incurring a charge.
This is information that people don't mind receiving - Pass it on. It
works on home phones and cell phones.