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Re: Fwd: Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do

Thanks for the info -- I knew someone would have the scoop!
On Mar 10, 2007, at 10:02 AM, james singer wrote:

According to snopes, this is a collection of limited circumstances, misunderstanding technology, and urban legend. See

On Mar 9, 2007, at 9:58 PM, Cathy Carpenter wrote:

My daughter sent this to me. Have tried none of these things yet.
Have any of you seen this?

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

Begin forwarded message:

Subject: Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do

Please forward to anyone you think can use this info
Print this and take with you

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
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
dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to
establish the
emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112 can be
even if the keypad is locked. Try it out.

SECOND Subject: Have you ever locked your keys in the car?
Does your car have remote keyless entry?  This may come in handy
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 (on your 'other'
holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock
save someone from having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no
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
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
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
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 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. If everybody does this, there
would be
no point in people stealing mobile phones.

FIFTH Subject:  Cell phone company charges.
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
(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.

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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.1 N, 82.4 W
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Heat Zone 10
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Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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