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#291222 - 10th Feb 2009 9:03pm Did you know your mobile could do this?
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5 THINGS YOU PROBABLY NEVER KNEW YOUR MOBILE PHONE COULD DO

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 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 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.

FIFTH
ATM - PIN Number Reversal - Good to Know
If you should ever be forced by a robber to
withdraw money from an ATM machine, you can
notify the police by entering your PIN # in reverse.

For example, if your pin number is 1234,
then you would put in 4321.

The ATM system recognizes that your PIN number is
backwards from the ATM card you placed in the machine..

The machine will still give you the money you requested,
but unknown to the robber, the police will be
immediately dispatched to the location.

This information was recently broadcast on CTV by Crime
Stoppers however it is seldom used because people just don't know about it.
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#291228 - 10th Feb 2009 9:32pm Re: Did you know your mobile could do this? [Re: MissGuided]
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Sorry Missy - The 'lost keys' and 'reverse pin' are both urban myths. I suspect the others are as well. yes

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#291333 - 11th Feb 2009 11:04am Re: Did you know your mobile could do this? [Re: Softy_Southerner]
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Your mobile only works if there is a mobile phone signal in in the area. If there is a signal, you could phone anything, 112 or any other number! I think a car alarm transponder uses radio waves, not sound waves. wink And what would be the point of the 'little known' reverse pin thing if nobody knew about it? 'Reserve battery power' doesn't seem to work.

The phone ID does though! (The only one I DID know!!). Did they really broadcast this information on TV without actually checking it?
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#295078 - 26th Feb 2009 5:49pm Re: Did you know your mobile could do this? [Re: DavidB]
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Most of this information is for united states only
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#295103 - 26th Feb 2009 7:01pm Re: Did you know your mobile could do this? [Re: Mr_Ice_Man]
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The 15 digit pin works, used it on my nokia.
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#295164 - 26th Feb 2009 8:52pm Re: Did you know your mobile could do this? [Re: MissGuided]
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Registered: 10th Oct 2008
Posts: 215
Loc: Claughton
Originally Posted By: MissGuided

ATM - PIN Number Reversal - Good to Know
If you should ever be forced by a robber to
withdraw money from an ATM machine, you can
notify the police by entering your PIN # in reverse.

For example, if your pin number is 1234,
then you would put in 4321.

The ATM system recognizes that your PIN number is
backwards from the ATM card you placed in the machine..

The machine will still give you the money you requested,
but unknown to the robber, the police will be
immediately dispatched to the location.

This information was recently broadcast on CTV by Crime
Stoppers however it is seldom used because people just don't know about it.


THAT is amazing, almost worth trying just to see if it works, then just tell the bobbies you did it by accident.
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#295167 - 26th Feb 2009 8:53pm Re: Did you know your mobile could do this? [Re: Riki_Wirral]
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i don't think half these things work - truth be told frown
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#315936 - 5th May 2009 3:59pm Re: Did you know your mobile could do this? [Re: MissGuided]
PeterLFC Offline
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Registered: 22nd Jan 2009
Posts: 104
Loc: Birkenhead
And what if your pin number was the same in reverse?

LOL

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#315939 - 5th May 2009 4:03pm Re: Did you know your mobile could do this? [Re: PeterLFC]
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you're screwed sideways
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#315951 - 5th May 2009 4:57pm Re: Did you know your mobile could do this? [Re: MissGuided]
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Posts: 19082
Loc: Bob Land
The önly öne i reckon worth doing is the thing to get your unique emei number!
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#315998 - 5th May 2009 8:11pm Re: Did you know your mobile could do this? [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 9786
Loc: Birkenhead
112 does work, not only will it access any network it also gives you priority which means other users will be dumped if necessary and even in a weak signal area it will try to not drop your signal.

Car keys - total twaddle
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#316020 - 5th May 2009 9:13pm Re: Did you know your mobile could do this? [Re: diggingdeeper]
PaulWirral
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If you press 77345 on your mobile it says "shell" when you turn your phone upside down!!

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