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Cell Phone Survival Tips

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Minuteman, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    I don't trust these E-Mail things but I am going to try some of these out.

    > 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
    > 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 yo ur 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. 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).
    > Editor's Note: It works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked our car
    > over a cell phone!"
    > THIRD
    > Hidden Battery Power
    > Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activ ate, 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
    > How to disa ble 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 whoever stole it

    > can't use/sell it either. 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) FREE 411, or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any
    > charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now.
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  3. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    I don't know about the others, but I know #2 won't work. It can't be encoded or sent. A phone will convert analog signals of 0 to 3600 Hz ( or thereabouts) to a digital signal. An RF signal from a keyfob won't even get encoded. it is WAY beyond the capability of the chip. If it would, the digital filtering in the phone would not pass the signal, because it's not at the same frequency the phone uses.
  4. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    I guess I should have tried them out before posting. I did that this morning and here are the results.

    #1 Works here in S. Texas
    #2 This is the one I was the most skeptical about, No dice
    #3 Doesn't work on my Cingular phone, but I have heard this about other models
    #4 Yep. I had a tech on the phone one time and he told me how to do that. A lot faster then scrolling through the menu
    #5 Yep. But it will come off of my minutes unless I am in my "Free time"

    So all-in-all, pretty much true.
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