5 Awesome Phone Facts

By: Fast Lane Wireless
5/14/10

Fact 1 – Emergency!
The Emergency Number worldwide for mobile phones 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.

Fact 2 – Unlock Your Car — From Anywhere
Does your car have remote keyless entry? If so, this may come in handy someday. Another good reason to own a cell phone: if you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call somebody 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).

Fact 3 – Hidden Battery Power
Imagine that your mobile battery is very low. To activate this trick, 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.

Fact 4 – Deactivate A Stolen 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 call 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 did this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.

Fact 5 – Free 411 Calls
Each 411 information call you make costs around $1.00 to $1.75. That’s a pretty expensive Google search especially when we’re away from a computer without internet access. In such situations, there’s no need to despair. You can use 411 for free by simply dialing:

(800) FREE 411 or (800) 373 – 3411

Using these numbers won’t cost you a cent. Save this number in your phone book or put it on speed dial and 411 call charges will be no more.

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