OT: Fwd: New Information about your cell phone...

Robert E. Seastrom rs at seastrom.com
Thu Mar 8 06:28:56 CST 2007


Iain McFadyen <mcfadyenusa at yahoo.com> writes:

> I can vouch for items 1, 4 and 5.
> Can anyone validate items 2 and 3?
> Iain
> -------- Original Message --------
>> 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 Subject: 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.    
>> 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 keys
>> in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home (who has the
>> another keyless entry device) 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 Subject: 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 when you charge your cell 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: * # 0 6 #    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 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) FREE 411, or (800) 373-3411
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