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here 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:

>>>1. 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.

>>>Interestingly, this number, 112, can be dialed even if the keypad

>>>is locked. Try it out.


>>>2. Have you locked your keys in the car?


>>>Does your car have remote keyless entry? This may come in handy

>>>someday. 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 iles away, but 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 cell phone!"


>>>3. Hidden Battery Power


>>>Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press the

>>>keys *3370#

>>>Your cell 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 the next time.


>>>4. 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 gets stolen, you can phne 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's stealing mobile phones.


>>>5. Free Information Calls


>>>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) FREE 411, or

>>>(800) 373-3411 without

>>>incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone


>>>This is the kind of information people don't mind receiving, so

>>>pass it on to your family and friends.

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Great tips. I have also heard that if you have a remote keyless entry, leave the keys to the car on your night table. If an intruder tries to get in the house, hit panic on the key chain and the car horn should start honking and scare off any intruder. Don't have keyless entry on my car so can't confirm it works. Maybe one of you can try it and let us know.


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Don't mean to be a wet blanket but most of this information is basically urban legend (or whatever you want to call these types of emails). Red flags always go up for me when I get emails like these. Thank goodness for Snopes.com where you can go to verify or debunk info you receive in emails.



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If you go on www.snopes.com you will see most of that is not true. The car will not open with a keyless remote... that 112 number does not work... etc.

check it out. I always check out Snopes.com when people send me this stuff.

The 800 number works and is free, I use that all the time. You have to listen to a short advertisment first. No biggie...

Actually here is the link.


Maryanne :wink:

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