These are useful tips for cell phone users. They are not complicated, can come in very handy in an emergency and are little known by the average user. Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver, an emergency tool for
Emergency Number: 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 dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it out.
Locked your keys in the car? Does your car have remote keyless entry? And you are locked out?
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). 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.
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. If 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 may not get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can’t use/sell it. This practice may reduce the reason for stealing mobile phones.