Changing environment, learning new language and new culture,being a wife and a mother, living far away from families and friends, I have come to share my views, thoughts, feelings, ideas on so many things that I cherish.

September 28, 2011


I'm  one of the people who do not  know  their mobile phone number off head. Yes, I have a mobile phone but I don't use it as much as my house phone. The thought of getting myself a fancy/smart phone is a far cry because I've lost count of the number of my mobile phones that have been spoilt by my kids. If not for emergencies and the times when I'm outside home, I would have given up my mobile. Apart from having a fancy phone and getting all the nice compliments that come with it, there are many other things your mobile phone can do for you.
Earlier this year, a friend of mine was on out of town (on vacation) and some how locked her  car keys in her car. She ended up having her mom sent her the  spare key through post (which took some couple of days). That was the best thing she knew she could do at the time. But what if she had known more? What if she knew that while having her mobile phone in her pocket, she needn't go through the postal process? Here are some very helpful information about your mobile phone which could save you or someone you know a whole lot.

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:

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.

 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!'

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.

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.
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.
 Please pass this along to everyone.
This is the kind of information people don't mind receiving, so pass it on to your family and friends


Anonymous said...

Great information here. I knew all of them except for the hidden battery power. I may have to give that one a try sometime! Thanks for sharing this info. ~Hugs, M

May said...

Thank God for today's tech. Great info, will sure pass it around..

Rebecca said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower and would love it if you could follow me back :)

Nellie said...

wow, I really didn't know all of this stuff, thanks so much for posting!

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Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Nekky,
This is so interesting and informative. I have 4 cellular phones that I use regularly and I did not know all this! Thank you so much for sharing this!

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