Thursday, February 26, 2009

4 Things Polly Never Knew About Her Cell Phone...

Hey Guys! This is a copy of an e-mail that I received this morning and thought the content was so good that I would pass it on. Who would have thought that little computer in your pocket could prove to be so useful?

This Is Not A Joke!


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

If you find yourself out of the coverage area of
your mobile; network and there is an emergency,
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
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
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
then you would put in

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

God forbid any of us should need to use this information at any time, but heck, it's handy to know about! Should anyone have anything of interest to add to this please let me know by leaving a comment...

Finger's Crossed For The Future!

Polly Pierce
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Up The Garden Path said...

Do you know about ICE - it stands for In Case of Emergency and is (I think) international. Basically, it tells people who to contact if you are involved in an accident. So it might be your parents, your other half, your oldest child etc. You can also have ICE1 ICE2 etc. Again the more people who know about it the more efficient it is.

Great post.

Polly Pierce said...

Thanks for that Jean, every little bit helps! I'm going to head right off and try it now, but I warn you I'll probably be in touch for instructions on what to do!

Lorna said...

The point about using the phone to unlock the car is brilliant. Yes, ice is recommended, then if there is an accident, the emergency services know who to contact, so for example, my husband's number is on my phone as Ice-b

Qtpies7 said...

I want to try the pin thing and see if it does dispatch the police, but I don't want to get in trouble! LOL I wonder if the bank can verify that.

Polly Pierce said...

Qtpies7: that's exactly what I was thinking! I wonder how we can find out without being arrested for wasting police time...

niamh said...

They are great tips Polly, did you try out the backwards pin yet.

Would love to try it - could always blame it on old age!