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4 Things you might not have known about your Cell Phone

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JerryPat2
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0 posted 02-16-2012 05:45 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

I checked out Numbers 1, 3 and 4, and they all work. Didn't check out number 2, because my battery isn't dead . . .


For all the folks with cell phones. (This should be printed and kept in your car, purse, and wallet. Good information to have 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 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 (Hidden Battery Power)

Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370#. Your cell phone 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 phone next time.

THIRD (How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone? )

To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following Digits on your phone:
*#06# .
A 15-digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe.
If your phone is 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....

FORTH (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) FREE411 or (800) 373-3411
without incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now.


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katahdin
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1 posted 02-16-2012 05:49 AM       View Profile for katahdin   Email katahdin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for katahdin

Thanks for the great info!
Kat >^..^<
JerryPat2
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2 posted 02-16-2012 05:56 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

You're quite welcome, Kat.

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sandgrain
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3 posted 02-28-2012 11:45 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

I know you meant well posting this, but I always check such things out with snopes.com.
This one is a mixture of true and false.  Please read the following link all the way through.   http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/cellphones.asp

In Europe the 112 emergency works if you can get a signal, but not in the US...The extra battery power is only available in some phones, etc.  Please read the link so you're not depending on something that isn't available.

Rae
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