Cell phone fact or fiction?

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by dwill3015, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. dwill3015

    dwill3015 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    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:great:

    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:
    >>
    >> FIRST
    >> Emergency
    >>
    >> 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.
    >>
    >> 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 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.
    >>
    >> 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.
    >> 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) 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 friends
     
  2. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    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.
     
  3. MD4x4 Fireman

    MD4x4 Fireman Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Hmm...I'm gonna try some of those out one day
     
  4. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    im pretty sure i saw the one about unlocking your car through the phone on Mythbusters and they disproved it
     
  5. retired2001

    retired2001 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Thanks for the info'!
     
  6. FireRed

    FireRed Rockstar 100 Posts

    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!
     

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