Cell phone info....

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by dragonfly, Aug 2, 2011.


  1. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Some good info:
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    4 Things you might not have known about your Cell
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    Phone .....
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    For all the folks with cell phones...
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    Print and keep in your car, purse, and wallet. Good information to have with
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    you.) There are a few things that can be done in times of grave
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    emergencies.
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    Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for
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    survival. Check out the things that you can do with it:
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    FIRST (Emergency)
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    The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself
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    out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an
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    Emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to
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    establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly, this number
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    112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it out.
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    SECOND (Hidden Battery Power)
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    Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press the keys
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    *3370#. Your cell phone will restart with this reserve and the
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    instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get
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    charged when you charge your cell phone next time.
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    THIRD (How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone? ) To check your Mobile
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    phone's serial number, key in the following Digits on your
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    phone: *#06# . A 15-digit code will appear on the screen.
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    This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it
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    somewhere safe.
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    If your phone is stolen, you can phone your service provider and give
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    them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if
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    the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You
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    probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever
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    stole it can't use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would
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    be no point in people stealing mobile phones.
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    And Finally....
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    FOURTH (Free Directory Service for Cells)
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    Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411
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    information calls when they don't have to. Most of us do not carry a
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    telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation even
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    more of a problem. When you need to use the 411 information option,
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    simply dial: (800) FREE411 or (800) 373-3411 without incurring
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    any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now.
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    This is the kind of information people don't mind receiving, so pass it
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    on to your family and friends.
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  2. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

  3. thebastidge

    thebastidge Monkey+

    In the states, a mobile phone doesn't need any minutes or plan to dial 911. That's about as much good as it does. You can get a used mobile phone, and most of them require a sim card to operate, but it doesn't have to be a valid one. It can be used to dial 911.

    It is a good idea to keep your phone info somewhere so you can lock it out remotely. iPhones have apps available that will even allow you to track where it is. But check it out thoroughly for your model of phone, not all of them work the same, and there's a lot of misinformation out there.
     
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