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Old 08-18-2008, 08:06 AM
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Thanks to a friend for passing this on I'm sure not everyone knows all this stuff . I didn't !
Pass this on to your friends and be sure to print it out . I'm putting a copy in my briefcase .

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 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.


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 incur ring 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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Old 08-18-2008, 04:00 PM
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Default RE: Cell Phone News You Can Use !

Thanks.
1) I am not going to try 112 because it is an emergency number but thanks, I will remember to try if I need that.
2) The car unlcoking did not work for me, trying two different cars and two different cells phones.
3) The battery reserve did not work on either on the only one of my phones never "low battery."
4) My service provider has the # on file (it's what the system uses to access my phone when my # is dialed) so knowing the number does me little good if stolen I still have to call them anyway, with or without the numnber.
5) I think there is another free directory, too, but every one is good to know.
 
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:33 AM
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ORIGINAL: larry00



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 !'


I always forgot my keys inside my car. This is a good tip.


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Old 09-12-2008, 09:44 PM
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Default RE: Cell Phone News You Can Use !

If you have the key fob sometimes rocking it will work too.
Only one I have used is directory assistance but it's out there anyway.
 
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:48 PM
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I've tried the key one numerous times: never has worked for me.
 
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