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5 Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do!

  1. Zsuzsy Bee profile image84
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 8 years ago

    I received this in my email, and I thought it was good enough to share... smilesmilesmile

    5 Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do!

    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 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 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 cellphone!'

    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. 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 who ever 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  , or   (800) 373-3411  without incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now.  This is sponsored by MacDonalds.

    This is the kind of information people don't mind receiving, so Pass it on to your family and friends.

  2. ngureco profile image87
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    Good information, pal. Perhaps you should have made it a hub (it's already 574 words) so that people can share it with friends by linking to your hub.

    1. Zsuzsy Bee profile image84
      Zsuzsy Beeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Considering that this is not my info as I received it in an email from a friend...(no way to trace the origins of this info) I thought it best to just share. Everyone is welcomed to try.

  3. Jen's Solitude profile image87
    Jen's Solitudeposted 8 years ago

    Thank you Zb,

    You were right these ARE five things I didn't know and I agree you should make this a hub. I'm sure you will get plenty of interested and appreciative readers.


  4. weblog profile image48
    weblogposted 8 years ago

    Great info smile Thanks for sharing!

  5. Teresa McGurk profile image61
    Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago

    Thanks very much for this info -- very useful indeed.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    that is brilliant, just to think somewhere out there somewhere could need that advice right now...... brilliant I will remember those points, we got stuck in a flood once, and could not get imformation from anywhere, wish I knew that then

  7. Pete Maida profile image60
    Pete Maidaposted 8 years ago

    This is good stuff.  I love idea of unlocking the car door.

  8. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    Good tips.  (In a sort-of-unrelated comment, a good thing to do with last year's phone book - especially the smaller versions sent out by local companies - is put it in your car or trunk. Last year's copies are usually mostly current.)

  9. lxxy profile image60
    lxxyposted 8 years ago

    I'm sceptical of the car key trick. But, hey, if it makes popcorn pop...oh wait, it doesn't. wink

    1. ngureco profile image87
      ngurecoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Keyless entry systems work on radio waves. Mobile phones work on sound waves. Mobile phones can also work on radio waves as in GPRS? You may need a pc to link the Keyless entry systems to the mobile phone for it work?

      1. lxxy profile image60
        lxxyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Yup. Now, if they installed Bluetooth in the car, and allowed you to generate a security code to unlock your car with said phone...that would work.

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          MichaelPalinposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          an african swallow perhaps, but not a european, that's all i'm saying.. but wait, an african swallow is non migratory.. perhaps 2 swallows could carry the key, on a piece of tree bark, what.. behind the right dorsal feathers..??

  10. sunstreeks profile image80
    sunstreeksposted 8 years ago

    Awesome tips!

    I wish I had keyless remote. sad I have a bare bones PT Crusier. I Don't even have power door locks.

  11. Zsuzsy Bee profile image84
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 8 years ago

    I think we should test it out.

  12. AEvans profile image64
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    I am definitely keeping this handy as I do have a keyless remote and never knew we could use a cell phone to unlock the door. Down side is car thieves probably use it as well. Upside of everything else is, all is defintely needed. smile

  13. packerpack profile image60
    packerpackposted 8 years ago

    That idea of opening the car door was awesome. This should have been a Hub.

  14. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    ZsuZsy. This is amazingly helpful advice. And honestly, I agree with those who suggest making it into a hub. As long as you personally try out all the suggestions and can "report" on their veracity, I see no problem with turning them into a hub. Much wider audience for you -- and for the info!

    FYI, Yesterday I found out something my very special cell phone could do! Survive the washing machine! Luckily I found it and pulled it out within the first 5 minutes so it didn't get all soaped up and spun and stuff. Took a good 24 hours but is "mostly" back to normal.
    My suggestion -- if this ever happens to you (and it did happen to a friend whose cell phone got soaked in her pocket in the rain) is to take the battery out. Dry off all pieces with a hair dryer. Do NOT plug the phone in to charge. Just be patient and keep drying. It should fix itself in 24 or so hours! MM

    1. Zsuzsy Bee profile image84
      Zsuzsy Beeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      The only draw back is that I still have the good old fashioned key-entry in my vehicle. So I can't do the testing.

      As far as washing the cell... I haven't done that yet but my nephew did with his 'blackberry' it went through the whole cycle and has never been cleaner since (it's never worked since either)

      MM, thanks for your input.

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    MSmithHubposted 8 years ago

    Nice update. Didn't know it could do so much.

  16. Lady_E profile image82
    Lady_Eposted 8 years ago

    Excellent Tips. Thanks

  17. Laughing Mom profile image59
    Laughing Momposted 8 years ago

    I tried the unlocking the car thing a couple of years ago when I got this email.  It didn't work for me.

  18. Rpenafiel profile image69
    Rpenafielposted 6 years ago

    I’m not sure about the truth of these claims. But here is an article that analyzes their validity. I believe it’s worth reading to clear our thoughts about the myths and truths.  http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/busine … e_tips.htm