There are quite a few things that can be done in times of
Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an
emergency tool for
Check out what you can do with it:
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
emergency number for you,
This number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked.
Try it out.
Have you locked your keys in the car?
Does your car have remote keyless
entry? This information may come in
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
button on the spare key, holding it near their mobile
Your car will unlock and saves someone from having to
drive your keys to
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
Editor’s Note: It works well! We tried it out and it
unlocked our car over
a mobile phone!’
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
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
the SIM card your phone will
be totally useless.
You probably won’t get your phone back, but at least you
know that whoever
can’t use it or sell it either.
If everybody did this, there would be no point in
people stealing mobile
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
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.