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useful things your mobile phone can do.

babs

TK Veteran
FOUR THINGS YOU PROBABLY NEVER KNEW YOUR MOBILE 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 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 i nterestingly this number 112 can be dialled 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 t he car and the spare keys are at home, call
someone at home on their mobile 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
mobile phone!'
THIRD
Hidden Battery Power

Imagine your mobile battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370# .

Your mobile will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50%
increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your
mobile 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.

Also -ATM PIN Number Reversal - Good to Know

If you should ever be forced by a robber to withdraw money from an ATM
machine, you can notify the police by entering your PIN # in
reverse. For example, if your pin number is 1234, then you would put
in 4321. The ATM system recognizes that your PIN number is backwards
from the ATM card you placed in the machine. The machine will still
give you the money you requested, but unknown to the robber, the
police will be immediately dispatched to the location.
This information was recently broadcast on CTV by Crime Stoppers
however it is se ldom used because people just don't know about it.
Please pass this along to everyone.
 

7thsinger

VIP Member
I've read some of these before, after doing a little bit of research though i found a couple of them to be false information (not from our poster, but the original source of course. :) )

Here's the couple i've looked into thus far.

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 t he car and the spare keys are at home, call
someone at home on their mobile 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
mobile phone!'

False: snopes.com: Cell Phone Unlocks Keyless Cars

Also -ATM PIN Number Reversal - Good to Know

If you should ever be forced by a robber to withdraw money from an ATM
machine, you can notify the police by entering your PIN # in
reverse. For example, if your pin number is 1234, then you would put
in 4321. The ATM system recognizes that your PIN number is backwards
from the ATM card you placed in the machine. The machine will still
give you the money you requested, but unknown to the robber, the
police will be immediately dispatched to the location.
This information was recently broadcast on CTV by Crime Stoppers
however it is se ldom used because people just don't know about it.
Please pass this along to everyone.

This one is also false. snopes.com: Reverse PIN Panic Code

The other ones i haven't looked into just yet, but will. :)

---------- Post added at 09:53 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:51 AM ----------

After looking a little bit, there's actually an article on this entire bit that has been circulated from emails to forums often.

Have a look: snopes.com: Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do

:)
 

wheelo

Admin
Staff member
Forum Supporter
these things go around in cycles appearing every 6 or 8 months, most are complete bunkum and should be binned, but sometimes they have a ring of truth to them and people forward them and worse, believe them, imagine being at an atm and the police not turning up...not the cleverest time to find out.. use the old adage, if it seems to be too good to be true, then it probably is.
 

moh

Deleted, at user's request.
Checked the first quote on youtube yesterday and yes myth busters busted it...........:grin:
 
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