I never knew this and now it seems very informative.
March 17, 2011 12:12pm CST
Hi Friends, 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 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 the 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). 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. Thank You.
18 Mar 11
Hi Ajay Singh Baghel: Thanks for sharing these advices with us. I didn't know the one about the car. It's a good one even if I wouldn't like to pass thorugh this situation. Very informative. The best of all of them is the *3370# to activate an extra charge. I'll try to do it later because I have this problem so basically, sometimes my phone has been off for all the day because I haven't notice in the morning that my battery was low and in the middle of the morning it has ended. ALVARO
• United States
17 Mar 11
Interesting! But please don't "try it" to check out the emergency number, if it's truly for emergencies you shouldn't call it for any reason except an emergency. I tried the hidden battery power on mine and it didn't work, so I don't know how much of the rest of this to believe. I wouldn't depend on the emergency number.