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  • Did you know this about your cell phone?

    I'm sure this has been around for along time.. Plus not sure if any of this is true..


    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 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 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
    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 instrum! ent 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.

    If 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. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.

    And 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)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.

  • #2
    Re: Did you know this about your cell phone?

    Who knew??? I sure didn't

    thanks for sharing. I'm printing it as we speak and its going in the glove box.
    "Everyone's a star and deserves the right to twinkle"

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    • #3
      Re: Did you know this about your cell phone?

      I have never heard about the hidden power thing??

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      • #4
        Re: Did you know this about your cell phone?

        Sorry, but only one of these is the truth.

        http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/c/cell%20phones.htm

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        • #5
          Re: Did you know this about your cell phone?

          I was going to say, we tested the locked keys in the car one. Didn't work.

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          • #6
            Re: Did you know this about your cell phone?

            Snopes.com says none of the above (except the FREE 411 thing) is true.

            And I used to use 1-800-FREE-411 back when they actually had a live operator. Now it's all computer voice activated and if the machine doesn't hear you right you get some completely different business or number

            There's a GOOGLE 411 number that is supposed to be better and it's free.

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            • #7
              Re: Did you know this about your cell phone?

              I kinda thought all those weren't true.. I do know there is 1-800-free-411, but it's only for businesses.

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              • #8
                Re: Did you know this about your cell phone?

                I tried the hidden battery power and the serial number thing and neither one worked for me.

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