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Old 03-21-2007, 06:59 PM   #1
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5 Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do

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 what you can do with it:

1.) 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.

2.) Have you locked your keys in the car?

Does your car have remote keyless entry? If you lock your keyes 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. This 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).

3.) Hidden Battery Power

Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370#. Your cell will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged the next time you charge your cell phone.

4.) How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone

To check your mobile phones serial number, key in the following digits on your phone: *06#. Now 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 lease you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either.

5.) Free Directory Service for Cells (and land lines)

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 option, simply dial: (800) FREE 411 or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all. You might want to program this into your cell phone now.
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:38 PM   #2
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DAMN!!! very very interesting!!! lots of info, very cool!!!
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:46 PM   #3
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2.) Have you locked your keys in the car?

Does your car have remote keyless entry? If you lock your keyes 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. This 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).
I HAVE GOT TO TRY THIS!!!
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:52 PM   #4
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by Key in do you mean use it as a text message? O_o sorry I dont know much about cell phones.
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:08 PM   #5
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yeah, i gotta try that door thing too.
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:19 PM   #6
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The door thing is confirmed BS so I bet the rest follow suit.
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:38 PM   #7
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Partial truths.

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/cellphones.asp

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Old 03-21-2007, 09:16 PM   #8
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#2 is BS,I tried about 3 months ago.
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:53 PM   #9
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saves me some time since i don't have to do that anymore. Mythbusters, anyone?
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:01 PM   #10
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I got the message at work and thought I would pass the message around. If you do check out the link provided by the prior post, it said it doesn't work with certain cars. I have used the free 411, and even if it does use your minutes (6am-9pm, M-F for me) it is a lot cheaper than paying a buck or more. Some of the information you might find useful, some you won't. As far as the door unlocking thing goes, I don't have any vehicles that have remote locks so I have no way of testing. Figured not all the information would work for all cars & phones. But the free 411 works great, just sometimes they make you listen to 15-30 sec. worth of "commercial" messaging. Anyway, hope you can make use of some of the info.
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:08 PM   #11
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believe it or not, i learned about 800-FREE-411 from my biology professor. hahaha...
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:17 PM   #12
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I was only interested in 2 and now that this is false this post officially SUCKS! but no offense Astroman welcome to yarisworld though
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Old 03-22-2007, 02:09 PM   #13
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The 3rd works?
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Old 03-22-2007, 02:15 PM   #14
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i don't think the third is work either, the only thing it's work for me is the fifth one, 1800 free 411.
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Old 03-22-2007, 03:19 PM   #15
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I dont think the door unlock works with GSM phones...
I tried it with a Cingular line and an N90
I called my 6600 with my friend having the key and the phone a mile away, with the same provider we did what it says here.. but it really doesnt work..

someone try it with Sprint or Verizon
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Old 03-22-2007, 03:25 PM   #16
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I have a Verizon phone and I might be able to call my mom (her work has a prius) and see if it has remote locks. .... As for #3, it depends on brand of phone.
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:20 PM   #17
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My cell phone fell in water today and stayed in for about half hr to 45 mins...im charging it now..
I think it is..i hope it wakes up..

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Old 03-23-2007, 10:33 PM   #18
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My cell phone fell in water today and stayed in for about half hr to 45 mins...im charging it now..
I think it is..i hope it wakes up..

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You can make it work easy if you take it apart and make sure there is absolutely no water left inside of it. I've done the same thing with several phones... Bad idea charging it already, but it might be ok...
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