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350Z 23rd July 2010 01:45 PM

Things You Never Knew Your Mobile Phone Could Do!
 
[Re-Posting the thread]. I recently came through these fantastic tricks which most of us here might not be aware about and the second one surely sounds good and helpful. However, still unsure how practical are they because I haven't tried any of them yet.

  • 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 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 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 trunk).
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
Drive Safe,
350Z

gears1313 23rd July 2010 02:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 350Z (Post 39898)
  • 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 trunk).


Wow, I found this one much interesting! Has any one tried it??
The other points mentioned are also good![clap]
Thanks 350Z![thumbsup]

*Arkin_Young* 23rd July 2010 02:58 PM

Some people have, but were unsucessful on Maruti i-cats, Hyundai and Chevy cars.

AMG 23rd July 2010 02:59 PM

1: The number 112 never helped me get signal.
2: It doesnt work with maruti i-cats or honda(dont know about others)
3: This is a Nokia specific code.
4: Since I have lost it, I really dont care.
5: This USA specific, so useless for us.

gears1313 23rd July 2010 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AMG (Post 39922)
2: It doesnt work with maruti i-cats or honda(dont know about others)

Then its useless for me!![frustration] (i-cats on my Maruti DZire!![cry])

type-r 23rd July 2010 03:27 PM

1. Yes it works but wont on mine.
2. sounds cool but never heard of.
3. have tried and tested this on Nokia 3230 and it works!
4. since i have lost it i might as well forget it.
5. sounds useless.

*Arkin_Young* 23rd July 2010 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AMG (Post 39922)
4: Since I have lost it, I really dont care.

Quote:

Originally Posted by type-r (Post 39932)
4. since i have lost it i might as well forget it.

If you don't deactivate the phone, you are letting the thug get away with his loot.

AMG 23rd July 2010 03:39 PM

Let the thug also make his living.
I dont want to let the person die of starvation.
He also has to feed his family.

type-r 23rd July 2010 03:39 PM

yes for that, i will call operator and get my number cancelled. actually if i really want to find it, i can do it with the IMEI number.

blackbeauty 23rd July 2010 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 350Z (Post 39898)
  • 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 trunk).
Drive Safe,
350Z

Have read this somewhere and tried it in Autocop security. Sadly, it doesnt work.

sriharsha 24th July 2010 08:58 AM

+1 to black beauty's words. this feature does not work on any car or security system. i tried with nippon, autocop , xenos and silicon.

raj_5004 24th July 2010 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AMG (Post 39944)
Let the thug also make his living.
I dont want to let the person die of starvation.
He also has to feed his family.

sorry, but i dont get this.

by this attitude & generosity, you are indirectly promoting theft & making life difficult for others. what if the thief comes & steals your car or ransacks your house? will you say the same thing?

if he has to feed his family, there are other legal & proper ways. if everyone thinks that theft is the easiest way out, then think what an ugly world this would be.

i have noted down my phone's IMEI number & if my phone get stolen, i will disable it. the thief should not make a living with my phone as he has stolen it from me. secondly, i have stored a lot of private date in my phone, i dont want that to be misused.

ilango[speed thirst] 24th July 2010 10:27 AM

Oops i cant imagine with out the phone now , i have too noted my ime number. But dont know how far it helps

And about the car remote locking , it do not works!!

maximas007 24th July 2010 03:45 PM

1.112 does not work now as we have changed to 108 in Tamilnadu and we cant dial 108 with keys locked.
2.sounds nice never checked will try.
3.it is a mith about Nokia phones the mobile will just restart but you wont get your battery charged .(that code is actually for enhancing voice clarity or something like that)
4.I dont think you can block any mobile by calling the operator. I may be wrong.
5.No idea at all.

Akash 24th July 2010 03:57 PM

Nice thread 350Z. But the third code doesnt work(battery charging code).


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