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    Cell Phone Tips

    This was forwarded to me by a forum member:



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    5 Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do

    For all the folks with cell phones.

    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 dialed 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 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. It 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).

    THIRD

    Hidden Battery Power

    Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate press the keys *3370#. Your cell phone 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 phone 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: *#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 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

    Free Directory Service for Cells

    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)FREE411, or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone.

    Whaddya think?

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    I'm not convinced about that 2nd one...Guess I have to try it out now : P

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    Another free 411 service can be found through GOOGLE. Just call 1-800-GOOG-411, and you'll get the automated service. No typing required, just talk. I use it all the time.
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    Since it was simplest, I tried #4 and nothing happened. I'm incredibly skeptical of #2 and will try it when I get a chance. I'm somewhat skeptical of #3 and will try it too. Why am I such a *&^%ing skeptic this morning?
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    lol #4 works for my blackberry
    #3 did not
    did not try the others

    Daren

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    #2 would only work if the car lock uses sound as a signal.
    Remote car locks work on radio waves however, which cannot be re-transmitted through the cell phone.
    Yes, many will "yelp" when you use the remote, but that is just a tag that they put in so you know something is happening, it's not the actual signal. The yelp is emitted by the car anyway, not the remote device.

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    First three = not true.
    fourth and fifth = sort of true, but not always..

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

    Scot

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    Didn't they test #2 on Mythbusters?
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