Tuesday, August 19, 2008

5 Cool cell phone tips . . .



Here are some handy cell phone tips. Nope, they are not mine, just one of the cool things someone sent to me.

Great tips to print and put in the glove box of your car.

These are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies.

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 dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it out.

SECOND ~ Have you locked your keys in the car?

Does your car have remote key-less 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 cell 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 cell phone!'

THIRD ~ Hidden Battery Power


Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate: press the keys *3370#. Your cell will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will replenish when you charge your cell 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. If 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.

And Finally...

FIFTH ~ Free Directory Service for Cells

Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls when they don't have to. Most of us do not carry a telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation even more of a problem. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial (800) FREE 411, or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now.

10 comments:

Confessions of A Mississippi Mom said...

very handy cell phone tips all except number two, Hubby and I have tried this several times and it has never worked, I'm not sure if b/c we own ole fords.

btw: thanks for the lovely comments...


OH you are a talented writer, been reading your stuff.

L.A. Mitchell said...

I committed a 411 two days ago...where were you then? :) These are great, Sandra. Thanks!

Tracy A. Ward said...

Awesome tips Sandra! I use 411 all the time and have been paying for Onstar after my free sub ran out just because I once locked my keys in the car. I'll be trying that little tip out for sure. Also the reserve battery tip is fantastic too. Had no idea!

Helen Hardt said...

Hi Sandra! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you'll come back soon. Love the tips, especially the one about 411. My husband uses that ALL the time because he's too lazy to go get a phone book, LOL. I'll tell him he can do it for free now!

Helen
www.helensheroes.blogspot.com

Alyson Noel said...

AWESOME tips!
Thanks so much for posting this!

Ciara Gold said...

Wonderful tips. My son was very pleased to hear about the 411 bit.

Sherry Davis said...

Thanks for all the great tips! I didn't know any of these. Great news about the locked car keys. That's happened a time or two ;)

Marilyn Brant said...

These are fantastic tips--thank you!! My cell phone battery is very low right now...off to try tip #3!

Juliet Burns said...

My 411 bill was $6 last month! So this little tip will definitly help, thanks!
And I'll be trying to the others out for sure too.
Had to say how much I enjoyed Harm's Way. When is your next book coming out?
Juliet

douglas zeek said...

Nice article, you have other options on 411 calls, try also 1-800-411-SAVE (1-800-411-7283). They also provide good service and get rid of additional charges using regular 411.

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