4 Things You Probably Never Knew Your Mobile Phone Could Do

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    4 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 get 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.
     
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    point 2 is interesting, have you tried it?

    point 3 - which phones will this work on? how do you get it back to the main battery power once you've switched to reserve?
     
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    #2 works on my motor (celica)

    #3 i aint got a clue :(
     
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    1 and 4 are true.

    2 and 3 are complete nonsense...

    Mobile phones do not have a battery reserve, and even if they did, there wouldn't be a standard GSM code to activate it, as it would be manufacturer-specific.

    And as for being able to unlock your car via a GSM link, I've never heard anything so ridiculous in my lfe.
     
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    Further - the code given in #3 is used to switch the EFRC (Enhanced Full Rate Codec) on and off on a Nokia. If you turn this off, the power used by the phone will be reduced by about 5%, so you might extend your battery life very slightly, but it is by no means "switching to a reserve battery", and you need to manually switch the EFRC codec back on by using the same code - it doesn't "refill when you next recharge the phone".
     
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    Indeed, and points 1 and 4 arent exactly unknown.

    Closing.
     
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