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    I lifted this post from another forum and am curious to get some info from the experts...??

    A few things 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 Subject: 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 Subject: 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 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 when you chargeyour 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 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.
    And Finally....


    FIFTH Subjet: Charges for dialing 411
    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.



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    Re: Cellphone tricks: fact or fiction?!

    That second one has to be BS. There's no way that the radio waves would be transmitted over the phone.
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    Re: Cellphone tricks: fact or fiction?!

    Number three isn't true because it would be pointless to have a reserve. It would make more sense to give you the extra battery life to begin with, and cell phone makers don't make phones any more complex then they have to be. Having a reserve would require more wiring and a physical switch somewhere on the phone.



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    Re: Cellphone tricks: fact or fiction?!

    #5 is true. I've had Free 411 in my phone for at least a year now.



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    Re: Cellphone tricks: fact or fiction?!

    Quote Originally Posted by jeaniesing
    I lifted this post from another forum and am curious to get some info from the experts...??
    Free 411 is a pretty good service. They are more of a start-up outfit so not all the kinks are worked out yet but my experience with them has been good and I'd recommend that everyone give them a try. Paying your carrier $1.25 for directory assistance is a total rip off.



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    Re: Cellphone tricks: fact or fiction?!

    Quote Originally Posted by tavenger5
    That second one has to be BS. There's no way that the radio waves would be transmitted over the phone.
    Try it, I wanna know! I'm told that most car locks work on frequencies, not radio waves, but that the frequencies are out of the range of a cellphone's speakers...

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