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Little known cell phone info*** Very useful

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    4 Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do

    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 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...........SECOND ........(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.

    THIRD...(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 is 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.

    And Finally....FOURTH (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) FREE 411 or (800) 373-3411
    without incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now.

    This is sponsored by McDonalds.

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

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    Great info Bulge. I had no idea on any of the items you listed.

    Matt
     
  3. WindyOneNW

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    None of it worked on my phone.
     
  4. skeet_man

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    http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/cellphones.asp

    Snopes says mixture of accurate and inaccurate info (mostly inaccurate or inconsequential).
     
  5. Shooting Jack

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    I know the 800 free 411 did work and I had gotten that info several years ago and when traveling I would use it. Sometimes I would punch in food on my
    GPS and get the address for a resturant and then call the free 411 to get the number to see if I had to make reservations. I think most GPS's now list the phone number as well. As far as emergency number, you can dial 911 and it will find the closest response team to you. Several years ago I was in a storm over at Lake Eufaula and trees were blown down on the highway on a curve and I didn't have a signal but dialed 911 anyway and got a response team and they notified the locals to clear the roads. Jackie B.
     
  6. porky

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    This number is supposed to give you free access to directory listings

    1-800-373-3411
     
  7. shelly

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    Some people are just so gullible- PT Barnam was right.
     
  8. Ahab

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    Hey! Werks on mine!
     
  9. mkstephen

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    You can use your cell phone to unlock your GM vehicle but requires both keyless entry devices. Let's say you are out of state and lock your keys along with your keyless entry devise in your car. Call your wife and have her activate the other keyless device for your vehicle. She must have it close to the speaker on her phone and you must have your cell phone within 8" of the lock on the door. The signal transmitted through the phones works just like the keyless device does.


    Try it. You can also unlock the trunk, set the horn blowing, etc. It works.


    Michael Stephenson
     
  10. noknock1

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    Come on Michael.... You are going to actually get some guys to try this...
     
  11. joe kuhn

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    Yikes. 112 yielded 'emergency' on my screen and a siren and then I got a call back from the local 911 service. Don't test this option. It works.

    *3370# - 'unknown data' (didn't notice the star the first time tried)

    *#06# - yielded my serial number

    (800) 373-3411, the free 411 number worked, but it's not sponsored by McDonald's anymore and you have to listen to a commercial.
     
  12. TOOLMAKER 251

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    What Michael said was correct about opening a auto over the cell phone, but it's not just GM cars it's any of them. And you don't have to be with in inches of the vehicle, several feet will do.
     
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    Doesn't work with my GMC, or Town and Country...
     
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    I have a verizon cell phone and tried the low battery, reserve feature you listed above and it will not work. Maybe its just me but I tried several times-no work.
     
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    I don't see how the cell phone signal can operate the car locks...it's a sound versus an RF signal. Will not work.

    I also wouldn't be teaching people to use the 112 number if they live in the States. All that does is delay an emergency phone call, because it gets re-routed to 911 here, adding a second step. Better to get them directly and quickly. A 911 phone call will work if there is ANY tower nearby (doesn't have to be your carrier's tower). 911 works for cell phones that are not even connected to a service (in other words, you don't have to pay for a cell phone to use in case of an emergency...just pick up a used one and keep it charged....no need to buy a cell phone plan).

    You cell phones work off of cell phone towers, not satellites. Only SatPhones work directly off of satellites. Most people don't own these. The service is very expensive.
     
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    The features as stated in the above posts are all bogus. This is the real deal.Operators are standing by......
     
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    noknock1;


    Don't know why it won't work on your GMC but it works on my 2007 GMC Sierra Classic and my wifes 1991 Buick Regal using our AT&T cell phones.


    Maybe you're not doing it correctly.
     
  19. noknock1

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    mkstephen, you are probably correct... wouldn't be the first time I did something incorrectly...
     
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