5 Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do

United States
March 1, 2010 2:51pm CST
I received this information today and thought it was worth passing on. For all the folks with cell phones. (This should be printed and kept in your car, purse, and wallet. Good information to have with you.) 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 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 phone 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 phone 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: *#06#. A 15-digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. If your phone gets 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 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)FREE411 (800)FREE411 , or (800) 373-3411 (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now. This is the kind of information people don't mind receiving, so pass it on to your family and friends. [i]Were you already aware of these tips or were you like me and did not have clue my cell phone could do so much? [/i]
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@magtibaygom (4865)
• Philippines
2 Mar 10
You forgot to include using your cellphone to detonate a bomb like a terrorist :)
• Israel
3 Mar 10
That's not the least bit funny.
@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
8 Mar 10
I did not have a clue part from the first one I am certainly amazed at all of these but thanks for sharing them Heather
@chetanvk (211)
• India
3 Mar 10
I know all these things already but the only thing i did not know is about the telephone directory trick. Anyway Thanks for sharing this useful information. It will be really very much useful to most of the people. Thanks for sharing and keep my lotting.
@kaylachan (4776)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
2 Mar 10
Unbelieveable. And what provider were you using when you tried this code? I tried the "battery" reserve feature you claim to have posted, but it does not work, at least not on my phone anyway. Nothing happened except me getting an error for a bad" request. and dilling the numbers into the keypad (I have a touch screan phone) did nothing. The others I'm almost afraid to try especially that 112 number. I could end up in jail if it directed me to 911. And, I highly doubt they'll by oh I ment to dial 611.
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
2 Mar 10
I didn't know about the world wide emergency number of 112. That is VERY useful info. Im not sure if the last tip applies in Australia? The top for locked keys in car.. very interesting. This is very useful information to post in a discussion. Thanks.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
2 Mar 10
thanks for all this info should help out alot and I have emailed it to several poeple also
• United States
2 Mar 10
Great information. I am notorious for locking my keys in my car. Fortunately I keep a spare in my purse. Hopefully I will not lock my purse in the car too.
@kaylayoe (295)
• United States
1 Mar 10
That's awesome advice. I didn't know any of those. I especially like the battery reserve one! That will for sure come in handy!