4 THINGS YOU PROBABLY NEVER KNEW YOUR MOBILE PHONE COULD DO

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There are quite 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 what 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,

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 your car have remote keyless

entry? This information may come in

handy someday.

If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at

home, just call

someone at home and ask them to

get your spare key and their mobile phone. Then hold

your cell phone about

a foot from your car door and have the person at home press

the unlock

button on the spare key, holding it near their mobile

phone.

Your car will unlock and saves someone from having to

drive your keys to

you.

Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away

but if you can

reach someone who has

the other ‘remote’ fey or your car, you can unlock

the doors (or the

trunk).

Editor’s Note: It works well! We tried it out and it

unlocked our car over

a mobile phone!’

THIRD

Hidden Battery Power

Imagine your mobile battery is very low. To

reactivate, press the keys

*3370# and your mobile will restart with

this reserve and will show a 50%

increase in battery.

This reserve will get charged when you next recharge

your mobile.

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. If 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 it or sell it either.

If everybody did this, there would be no point in

people stealing mobile

phones.

ATM – PIN Number Reversal – Good to Know

If you should ever be forced by a robber to withdraw money

from an ATM

machine, you can

notify the police by entering your PIN # in reverse..

For example, if your pin number is 1234 then you would put

in 4321.

The ATM system recognizes that your PIN number is backwards

from the ATM

card you placed in the machine.

The machine will still give you the money you requested

but, unknown to the

robber, the police will be

immediately dispatched to the location.

This information was recently broadcast on CTV by Crime

Stoppers however it

is seldom used because

people just don’t know about it.

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