5 Things Your Cell Phone Can Do

Your cell phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival.  This information should be printed and kept in your car, purse, and wallet.

#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.  This number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked.  Try it out.

#2 - Locked Keys In Car
Have you locked your keys in the car? Does your car have remote keyless entry?  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.  Distance doesn’t matter.  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).

#3 - Hidden Battery Power
Imagine your cell battery is very low.  To activate, key in the following digits: *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.

#4 - Disable A Stolen Cell Phone
To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following Digits:  *#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.  In the event your phone is stolen you can contact 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 will know that whoever stole it can't use or sell it either.  If everyone did this there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.

#5 - Free Directory Service
Cell phone companies are charging $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 without incurring any charge at all, simply dial:  (800) FREE411 or (800) 373-3411