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Old 03-02-08, 03:07 PM
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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, 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 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).

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. If your phone is 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)FREE411or (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.
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Old 03-02-08, 03:22 PM
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#2 won't work for my car and I highly doubt #3. #4 didn't work on my phone.
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Old 03-02-08, 03:23 PM
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#2 is something i never even thought could be done. Thanks for posting that list bigjim
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I've been using the free 411 for a long time....it can be a tad slow, but free is free.
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I use Goog-411 for businesses and Free-411 for residential.

http://www.google.com/goog411/index.html



http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/cellphones.asp

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snopes is our friend...
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#2 is nonsense.
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Old 03-02-08, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse
snopes is our friend...
Sure is...
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/cellphones.asp

To summarize, #2 and 3 are BS.
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Brent L already posted the snopes story 3 posts above yours.
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Old 03-02-08, 06:06 PM
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there's a good reason that these are things we never knew our cellphones could do.
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Old 03-02-08, 07:10 PM
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The "hidden battery power" makes absolutely no sense to begin with.
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My phone has a flashlight on it. I did not know that until I looked it up.
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Someone told me their phone had the battery reserve thing (for emergencies) and it worked for them. I can't vouch for it since I didn't see it, but that's what they told me. This was a couple weeks ago before i'd heard of such a thing.
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If you press *6262 and then hit send, it'll turn your antenna into a gamma ray laser.
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#4 did not work for me. This sounds a little fishy.
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I *think* any cell phone (with a charge) can call 911 even if there's no plan or contract on it.
I know free411 works, I use it quite often, I'd rather spend 1 extra minute than 1.75 or whatever they charge now.
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Originally Posted by dieinafire
#4 did not work for me. This sounds a little fishy.
#4 did work for me. I have an AT&T Tilt.
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If I hit 1138 on my phone it turns into a lightsaber. It's come in handy a few times.
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#4 did not work for me. This sounds a little fishy.
That'll only work on GSM phones, it displays the IMEI. Sorry bud. GSM = IMEI, CDMA/TDMA/(dead)AMPS = ESN
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Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara
If you press *6262 and then hit send, it'll turn your antenna into a gamma ray laser.
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If I hit 1138 on my phone it turns into a lightsaber. It's come in handy a few times.
Well, I'll be... we have two cell phones, I think I"m going to try each of them on one phone.

::sprints off to create a ligtsaber ad a gammay ray laser...:::
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That'll only work on GSM phones, it displays the IMEI. Sorry bud. GSM = IMEI, CDMA/TDMA/(dead)AMPS = ESN
Oh well.
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If you dial 58008 on your phone and turn it upside down it says BOOBS.
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If you dial 58008 on your phone and turn it upside down it says BOOBS.
When I tried that on mine it came out as PENIS
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