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A MUST READ ABOUT YOUR CELL
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A MUST READ ABOUT YOUR CELL
THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW YOUR CELL PHONE COULD DO:
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:
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 on their end. Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you.
Distance is no obje ct. 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 charge your cell next time.

FOURTH
Subject: 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 kee p 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
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: A MUST READ ABOUT YOUR CELL
this is cool...

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Hate to be the bearer of bad news but #2 is completely 100% false and untrue. Your remote entry transmits a weak radio wave. You can't send radio waves over a speaker system that is designed to transmit sound.

I don't know about the others, except that I tried #1 and it at least true about letting you type it in even if your keypad is locked (but the same goes for 911).

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06-12-2008 12:03 PM
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Re: A MUST READ ABOUT YOUR CELL
some additional background...

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06-12-2008 02:44 PM
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wallywombat,
Thanks for giving everyone the snopes.com address. I too use this all of the time. I find that about 60-70% of all the e-mails that get circulated are generally false information.
Snopes does a great job to share facts and help you determine which ones are true and which ones are false.

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