Monday, May 07, 2007

Handy Mobiles


Things you never knew your mobile phone could do!


(the fifth one is for the US only)

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.

FIRST
Emergency
The Emergency Number worldwide for mobiles 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 boot). Not this editor's Note: It works fine! They tried it out and it unlocked their car over a cell phone!"

THIRD
Hidden 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 did this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.
And finally....

FIFTH
Free Directory Service for Cells
Cell phone companies are charging Americans $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls when they don't have to. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial: (800) FREE 411, or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all. Maybe you should programme this into your mobile phone now.

3 comments:

  1. Barry Twyman08/05/2007, 22:21

    Excellent blog Sarah , thanks for passing on the advice about the mobiles .
    Best wishes for your future

    barry in Montpellier

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  2. That's an ingenious way of unlocking the car, Sarah.

    (Hope I never need it).

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  3. Thank you Barry. You are obviously a neighbour!

    Actually, Roads, I'm dying to try it out!

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