Mobile Phones True or not?

  Bingalau 11:16 13 Feb 2009

I'm sure I have read somewhere that the second item in this doesn't work. But how about the rest?


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 dialled 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 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).
Editor's Note: It works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked our car over a mobile phone!'

THIRD Hidden Battery Power

Imagine your mobile battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370# 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.

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.

ATM - PIN Number Reversal - Good to Know

If you should ever be forced by a robber to withdraw money from an ATM machine, you can notify the police by entering your PIN # in reverse. For example, if your pin number is 1234, then you would put in 4321. The ATM system recognizes that your PIN number is backwards from the ATM card you placed in the machine. The machine will still give you the money you requested, but unknown to the robber, the police will be immediately dispatched to the location. This information was recently broadcast on CTV by Crime Stoppers however it is seldom used because people just don't know about it. Please pass this along to everyone.

  dagnammit 11:25 13 Feb 2009

First is true, I think.

Second is completey false.

Third is false.

Fourth is true, but you don't need to quote the IMEI (the code) this is logged on the system with your phone number. Just tell them it's the last IMEI used on your phone number.

Fifth is probably false.

  Esc4p3 11:43 13 Feb 2009

See click here confirms above by dagnammit, with some extra info about the hidden battery power.

  Bingalau 12:40 13 Feb 2009

Esc4p3... Thanks for that, I knew we had talked on here about the phone call unlocking a car door and that it wasn't true.

  jimv7 13:38 13 Feb 2009
  crosstrainer 14:39 13 Feb 2009

Even works without a sim card in the phone. Not going to try the others though :))

  Si_L 16:55 13 Feb 2009

If you hold your remote key to your head when pressing the button, you get more range on it. I don't know why this works, but it does, I've tried it.

  Si_L 16:58 13 Feb 2009

Oh yeah just to add only numbers 1 and 4 are true.

  rdave13 17:37 13 Feb 2009

It's holding the car remote key near to your ear, this should concentrate more signal to the location, as the shape of the ear acts a bit like a dish.

  MCE2K5 17:43 13 Feb 2009

Thought I'd seen it before click here

Naughty ;-)

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