FOUR THINGS YOU PROBABLY NEVER KNEW YOUR MOBILE PHONE COULD DO
there are quite 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 what you can do with it:
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,
This number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it out.
Have you locked your keys in the car?
Does your car have remote keyless entry? This information may come in handy someday.
If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, just call someone at home and ask them to
get your spare key and their mobile phone. Then hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at home press the unlock button on the spare key, holding it near their mobile phone.
Your car will unlock and saves someone from having to drive your keys to you.
Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away but if you can reach someone who has
the other ‘remote’ fey or your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk).
Editor’s Note: It works well! We tried it out and it unlocked our car over a mobile phone!’
Hidden Battery Power
Imagine your mobile battery is very low. To reactivate, press the keys *3370# and your mobile will restart with this reserve and will show a 50% increase in battery.
This reserve will get charged when you next recharge your mobile.
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. 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 it or sell it either.
If everybody did this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.
ATM – PIN Number Reversal – Good to Know
If you should ever be forced by a robber to withdraw money from an ATM machine, you can
notify the police by entering your PIN # in reverse.
For example, if your pin number is 1234 then you would put in 4321.
The ATM system recognizes that your PIN number is backwards from the ATM card you placed in the machine.
The machine will still give you the money you requested but, unknown to the robber, the police will be
immediately dispatched to the location.
This information was recently broadcast on CTV by Crime Stoppers however it is seldom used because
people just don’t know about it. Please pass this along to everyone.
This is the kind of information people don’t mind receiving,