Tuesday, January 27, 2009

5 Amazing Cell Phone Tricks

I just got these tips from the hubs and I didn't know any of them, so I thought I would share.
  1. The worldwide emergency number 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, on some devices, 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked.

  2. If you have a remote keyless entry and you lock your keys in your car, you can call your spouse or some at home who has the other keyless entry. Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at home press the unlock buton, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. This works even if the person is hundreds of miles away.

  3. If the battery in your cell phone is very low, press *3370#. Your mobile will restart with this reserve and show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your mobile the next time.

  4. How to disable a stolen mobile phone. Right now, while you are thinking about it, write down your mobile's serial number. You do this by keying in *#06#. A 15-digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. If your phone gets stolen, call your 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. You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If everyone did this, there would be no point in people stealing cell phones. Score one for the good guys!

  5. We do not use 411 often because it costs us money. All you have to do is dial (800)FREE411 or (800)373-3411 without incurring any charge at all. Program it into your cell phone now. I haven't tried this yet, so I imagine you will have to listen to an ad, but, hey, it's free right?

I am glad I was hungry when I went to the grocery yesterday. Snowed in today with the two girls, a lot of food, some firewood and board games. Not going to be too bad a day after all.


  1. Hugs and warm thoughts! You bet there are some chocolate covered Macs :)

  2. I hate to be the bearer of bad news - but most of these are not true. I'm sorry! LOL It's always a good idea to check these type of things out at Snopes. You can find the cell phone info here: http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/cellphones.asp

    I feel bad because I know you wrote those in good faith and with a sharing spirit. It happens to all of us!


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