Thursday, May 1, 2008

Cell Phone - need to know


(Print and put in your car glove box)

There are a few things that can be done in times of grave
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 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

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
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) FREE 411, or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any
charge at all.
Program this into your cell phone now.