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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Four things you probably never knew your Mobile Phone could do - Interesting

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:

1. 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.

2. 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).

3. Hidden Battery Power
Imagine your mobile battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370# (Nokia Only). 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.

4. 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 whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.

Hope you found the 4 tips above useful and interesting?

2 comments:

  1. K Savai said,

    Hi Jason,
    I am always a reader of your blog and always visit for some good stuff. But about this post I am not very sure how these things are true. Did you try yourself?
    I just googled the post. You can look at those.
    1 about that emergency number
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergency_telephone_number
    http://www.snopes.com/science/mobile.asp

    2 Unlocking a car is complete fake I think, check these sites
    http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_unlock_door.htm
    http://www.snopes.com/autos/techno/keyless.asp

    Nothing offensive. Just wanted to let you know.

    Keep up the good work

    on 3/05/2008 8:14 PM


  2. JASON S said,

    Hi Savai,

    Thanks a lot for taking the effort to Google on these stuff - to be frank, I didn't google on these.

    Well, looks like the emergency number stuff is genuine.

    I guess the unlocking car stuff seems a hoax.

    Thanks again Savai for researching - much appreciated.

    Cheers!!
    Jason

    on 3/05/2008 10:39 PM