Cellular Phone Tips



FIRST Subject: The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112.
If you find yourself out of your mobile network coverage area and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you. Interestingly, the number "1 1 2" can be dialed even if the keypad is locked.

SECOND Subject: Have you locked your keys in the car?
Does your car have remote keyless entry? If so, 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 while 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 Subject: 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 the next time you charge your
cell phone.

FOURTH Subject: How to disable a stolen/lost mobile phone?
To check your cell 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 or lost, contact your cellular service provider and give them this code. They can then block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. Note: You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever has it can't use/sell it. If everybody did this, there would be no point in people stealing cell phones.

And Finally...

FIFTH Subject: Free 411 information calls.
Cellular phone companies are charging $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls. Next time you need to use 411 information, simply dial: 800 FREE 411, (or 800-373-3411). It's free! You just have to listen to a short advertisment.