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  1. cheezz's Avatar
    Got this in the mail today:

    "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 113 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the
    emergency number for your, and interestingly, 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 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 truck).

    THIRD
    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.

    FOURTH
    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.

    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 stealing mobile phones.

    FIFTH
    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. This is sponsored by MacDonalds."

    I gotta try out the second one and see if it works for sure.
    I tried the third but I get a supplementary service error. Maybe it works only when battery is at a certain level.

    cheezz
    03-25-09 01:51 AM
  2. Xpimp's Avatar
    I think the second was proven and turned out to be a myth
    03-25-09 02:02 AM
  3. skyboxer's Avatar
    Car remotes work via RF energy which cannot be picked up or transmitted via microphones and speakers designed for human ears. Since I am 99.9% certain that number 2 is....well..number 2 then I choose to extrapolate and believe the entire post is the same.
    03-25-09 02:41 AM
  4. AZN.M3NACE's Avatar
    The unlocking car trick does work... I tried it myself a few times when I found out about the trick a year ago.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-25-09 05:22 AM
  5. charlieb620's Avatar
    Very helpful in a way.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-25-09 06:00 AM
  6. djenke's Avatar
    i just tried number 2 with 2 different cars and it did not work...but the rest is helpful info.....thank you
    03-25-09 10:28 AM
  7. RLP06's Avatar
    03-25-09 10:53 AM
  8. cheezz's Avatar
    Nope. Second and third do not work.
    03-25-09 12:47 PM
  9. Shao128's Avatar
    Most of the information in that post doesn't work or is incorrect.

    1) First it says call 112, then 113,then back to 112? 112 is the correct number though, your phone will search out the nearest tower it is able to connect to.

    2) Wow, people actually tried this? lol

    3) Yes RIM has a secret battery code that holds 50% of the charge that they dont let anyone use. Come on seriously people, did you really think this was going to work?

    4) Alhtough it maybe a good idea to have this written down your carrier will already have this information so not needed.

    5) This makes me wonder if the order creator of this email works for that company being promoted. It would make sense, post a bunch of unbelievable tips and they put your thing at the bottom after you've got peoples attention.

    Also this thread title is misleading, claiming that the 8900 can do all these.
    Last edited by Shao128; 03-25-09 at 01:54 PM.
    03-25-09 01:43 PM
  10. RLP06's Avatar
    4) Doesn't work in Canada, Rogers doesn't ban IMEIs
    03-25-09 01:44 PM
  11. YMarkY's Avatar
    PT Barnum was right.
    03-25-09 01:51 PM
  12. Lady C21's Avatar
    im not sure about the others safety measures but the first one works, i like that one, its helpful. i will keep subscribe to this thread!! thx
    03-25-09 01:52 PM
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