Friday, March 30, 2007

Boomers and Cell Phones

I just read this and thought it was a few excellent tips for cell phones. For example how to call emergency services no matter where you are in the world.

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……… (lock your keys and then try it… the keys will automatically unlock for 112) > . >

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 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 > 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 > 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 get 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. > > > This is the kind of information people don't mind receiving, so pass > it on to your family and friends. > > >>

Also, Police and Fire will check your cellular phone to see if you > have "ICE" as a contact. "ICE" (in case of an emergency) is the > emergency contact person's phone number that you would like called in > case of an emergency. Label the name as "ICE".

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting... some of them work, some don't: