Sunday, May 15, 2011

Five Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do

I'm not sure of all of these, but some of this list sounds plausible.  Mythbusters Lingo Aside, if it works, great, if not.... Ooops!   Helpful hints with the Velma Seal of Approval!

5 Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do
For all the folks with cell phones.
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 (Locked Keys in  Car)

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).

That last one is dubious since most locks are controlled using a radio link... but try it you may be one of the oddballs.

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:      


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 is 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.

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