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4 things you didn’t know your phone could do

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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.

  1. 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.
  2.  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!”
  3.  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.
  4. 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. When your phone gets 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.
4 things you didn’t know your phone could do
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  • Reader

    Wow. You actually fell for this piece of spam? You might want to have a look at this Snopes article…. word-for-word discussion of your claims above.

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

    Wow, they truly let anyone write for this website, eh?

  • You cannot unlock your car with your cell phone. This is a hoax. They operate on different frequencies.

  • Reader

    One would think after working with telecom companies such as SBC, Verizon, and Covad as a “Tech Specialist” they might actually know something about communication technologies. I hope you don’t use this article as part of your CV, or you’ll be looking at a career writing for tabloids (which may actually be appropriate).

  • My phone and I are partners. When I’m away, it keeps me in touch with people and work. It also keeps me entertained through the feature it provides. And this should be what you should be looking for a phone. Quite simple, right but makes sense!

  • Well, that thing you say about the car lock seems a bit unrealistic but it still is worth trying.