Fwd: New Information about your cell phone...
wb4jfi at knology.net
Sat Mar 3 22:57:32 CST 2007
My guess is that item 3 does nothing more than temporarily adjust the
low-voltage limit in a processor in the phone. Doable.
I'm not sure how item 2 is supposed to work. A cell phone is supposed to
magically convert a 315MHz, 413MHz, or other digital OOK'd RF signal from a
hand-held car remote, to some kind of signal that it then sends through the
phone network, to another cell phone which then retransmits the proper data
pattern at 315MHz, 413MHz, or whatever frequency the car is listening for?
Stranger things have happened, I guess.
Obviously, since the editors note says they tried it and it works, then it
MUST be true. Of course, both the person with the car remote and cell phone
and the person at the car with the cell phone were standing right next to
each other, but who's to quibble about that. I'll bet it would have worked
even if the phones were off. Come to think of it, it probably would have
worked with two-meter HTs as well. Except for French vehicles, as they use
non-standard car remotes.
Let's try it. I am standing by my car in the garage with my cell phone.
Paul, I will mail my car remote to you to push the unlock button. But, let
me know when you are ready. Ok. Testing, 1....2....3 push! Well, what
do you know it works! My car is unlocked. Of course, I forgot to lock it
first, but it would have unlocked. Never mind that it is a 1968 Corvette,
without electronic locks. Oops, I sold that car.... nevermind. It's late.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Iain McFadyen" <mcfadyenusa at yahoo.com>
To: <tacos at amrad.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2007 11:10 PM
Subject: OT: Fwd: New Information about your cell phone...
> I can vouch for items 1, 4 and 5.
> Can anyone validate items 2 and 3?
> -------- Original Message --------
> > THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW YOUR CELL PHONE COULD DO.
> > There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies.
> > mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for
> > Check out the things that you can do with it:
> > FIRST Subject: Emergency The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is
> > If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile; network
> > there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing
> > network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly
> > number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked.
> > SECOND Subject: Have you locked your keys in the car? Does your car have
> > remote keyless entry? This may come in handy someday. If you lock your
> > in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home (who has
> > another keyless entry device) on their cell phone from your cell phone.
> > your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at
> > home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their
> > Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to
> > Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you
> > reach someone who has the other "remote" for your car, you can unlock
> > doors (or the trunk).
> > Editor's Note: It works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked our car
> > cell phone!"
> > THIRD Subject: Hidden Battery Power Imagine your cell battery is very
> > To activate, press the keys *3370# Your cell will restart with this
> > and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve
> > get charged when you charge your cell next time.
> > FOURTH How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone? To check your Mobile
> > serial number, key in the following digits on your phone: * # 0 6 # A
> > digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your
> > Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. When your phone get stolen,
> > can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then
> > able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card,
> > phone will be totally useless. You probably won't get your phone back,
> > 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 Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for
> > 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
> > a problem. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply
> > (800) FREE 411, or (800) 373-3411
> Any questions? Get answers on any topic at www.Answers.yahoo.com. Try it
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