1. KeithBlum's Avatar
    I know it sounds like a daft question but I was sent this information in an email and am trying to enter one of the codes that is included, however the bberry wont allow me to do it.

    I also think that the info is a bit rubbish, the 112 thing doesnt work when the keypad is locked and why wouldnt you just unlock it and how can you lock your car keys in you car if you need to press the button on the keys to lock / unlock it?

    Anyway I'd still love to know the answer ti entering * and # so your help would be appreciated.

    Here's what I was sent


    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 dialled 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 mobile 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 trunk).

    Editor's Note: It works fine! 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 activate, press the keys *3370# Your mobile will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your mobile 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: * # 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 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 in people stealing mobile phones.

    This is the kind of information people don't mind receiving, so pass it on to your family and friends


    Regards... Keith
    12-01-08 11:14 AM
  2. howie's Avatar
    What device do you have? If it's a Curve it would be alt+Q or A
    12-01-08 11:44 AM
  3. LDubs's Avatar
    by the way, regardless of being able to enter an asterisk, all of these are bunk. Check out snopes.com: Urban Legends Reference Pages and you can do a search for these...
    12-01-08 03:51 PM
  4. Reed McLay's Avatar
    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 mobile 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 trunk).

    Editor's Note: It works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked our car over a mobile phone!'
    ...
    Sweet! I will remember that. Welcome to CrackBerry Kieth.

    Did you find your * yet?
    12-01-08 04:03 PM
  5. joe003's Avatar
    12-01-08 04:51 PM
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