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02-09-2008, 02:28 PM #1
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Cell phone fact or fiction?
This was sent to me in an email from a relative and I wanted to know if anybody has had experience with these. The door lock thing sounds interesting
5 THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW YOUR CELL 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:
>> The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobiles 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.
>> 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!'
>> Hidden Battery Power
>> Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate,
>> press the keys *3370# Your cell 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 next time.
>> 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
>> And Finally....
>> 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) FREE 411, or
>> (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 friendsDarcy
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02-09-2008, 02:42 PM #2
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Hmm, the one about the remote unlock seems pretty fishy. I think it was some form of radio-wave, that can't be broadcast over a cell phone I don't think. Hmm.
There was an accident outside last Saturday and I ran outside and dialed 911 on my new cell phone. It changed into something called "Emergency mode" and I guess it was tracking where I was at even after the phone was disconnected. Pretty interesting.
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02-09-2008, 05:06 PM #3
Hmm...I'm gonna try some of those out one dayMatt
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02-09-2008, 09:57 PM #4
im pretty sure i saw the one about unlocking your car through the phone on Mythbusters and they disproved itPETE
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02-09-2008, 10:07 PM #5
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Thanks for the info'!
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02-10-2008, 08:18 PM #6
You can't beat the Fifth One it works on both you cell and land lines. Beats the heck out of getting ripped by the phone company!Happy 2 Wheeler!
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