Monday, February 19, 2007

Cell phone emergencies

I received the following information through a much-forwarded email. I have only tried one of the items and it didn't work on my one cell phone (the *#06#) so that might be based on a specific type of phone and you may want to contact your provider to find out what the actual number is for your phone as it does make sense to know that information. Hopefully some of this will be of some use however. It is just that I truly hate forwarding on email in a chain letter due to the fact that people typically do not forward mail properly and as a result the actual message gets lost in all the email addresses and other hidden characters that can cause major problems to those that open it. So here's the details:


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:


The Emergency Number worldwide for **Mobile** is 112
If you find yourself out of 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 you car have remote keys?* 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 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).

Hidden Battery power Imagine your cell battery is very low, you are expecting an important call and you don't have a charger. Nokia instrument comes with are serve battery. 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.

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" (I tried this on my phone -a Motorola - and it did not work so you might want to contact your provider to see what the actual number is for your model of phone as this could be quite useful)

These are certainly worth trying!