5 Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Chunk-O-Funk, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Got the following in an email from a buddy of mine. He's one of those "pass this email on" type of guys. :D You the know the ones I'm talking about.

    Can anyone confirm this or is it mostly BS.
    I'm mostly interested in the second one. Smells like BS to me.

    5 Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do

    For all the folks with cell phones. (This should be printed and kept in your car, purse, and wallet. Good information to have with you.)

    There are a few things that can be done in times of grave

    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 world wide for Mobile is 112. If you find
    Yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an
    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.

    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 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

    Hidden Battery Power

    Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press the
    keys *3370#. Your cell phone will restart with this reserve and the instrument
    will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you
    charge your cell phone 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: *#06#. A 15-digit code will appear on the
    screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep
    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.

    And Finally....

    Free Directory Service for Cells

    Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for
    411 i nformation 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)FREE411, or (800) 373-3411 without incurring
    any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now.
  2. WickedPissah

    WickedPissah Guest

    Jan 22, 2008
    3rd doesn't work.
  3. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    el FAIL de los FAILS!!!!!

    LOL hahahahahhaha
  4. Aye ya ya! Muy estúpido!
    Ni siquiera tengo un teléfono celular!

    Ooooh, pero yo soy el más rápido en todos los ratón Mexico! Haaa ha!

  5. kserg


    Feb 20, 2004
    San Jose, CA
    So sick of email forwarding. it's very annoying. I don't mean like funny pictures or something about friends/family, that's fine. But these "10 things you didn't know" and more so political crap.

    I think i pissed off my friends gf by replying to couple of them going "stop sending me this... crap because i am loosing braincells reading it..." when i got email forward from her. One was about Mexicans and how all Mexicans smuggle drugs into our country Other about Christmas tree and how "its not Arab tree, it's not Hanukkah tree, its Christmas tree" and everyone should be celebrating it, etc etc etc... I went off on that too, problem is, i pressed reply all and her parents got it too and of her dumb/racist family. they don't talk to me much anymore... Good... Less racist idiots i have to hangout with.

    Don't know, but usually these mass-forwarding is either bigotry or just dumb false info. Either way it does more harm then anything.
  6. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Almost every forwarded email falls into one of these categories:

    - Political extremism
    - Religious extremism
    - Sophomoric (at best) humor
    - Scams
    - Rumors that should have been researched and debunked before being forwarded

    It's just the latest version of the "death Corvette" story.
  7. kserg


    Feb 20, 2004
    San Jose, CA
  8. Yeah, that's pretty much him in a nutshell. At least he doesn't send me those "pass this on or bad things will happen" emails. Or the save this sick person/pet by passing on this email to 10 people. That's my brothers job.

    I sent out this responds to those:
  9. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike

    Nov 4, 2008
    San Diego
    Hey everybody, push ALT F4 and your PC will smell like raspberries!

  10. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader" Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Macungie, PA
    it's not working???:confused:
  11. Mazatleco17


    Mar 27, 2008
    third one does not work hehe.
  12. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    So I wanna know who tried them out????? :D

  13. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Mark Wilson
  14. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    SHUT UP!

    incidentally, these don't work :D lmao
  15. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    LOL :D
  16. bergerXL5


    Dec 23, 2008
    Dunmore, PA
    Actually, as long as your cell can 'see' a tower, 911 WILL work on a US cellphone, even if you don't have a 'working' phone or time on a prepaid.

    I still hate forwarded spam.
  17. santucci218

    santucci218 Guest

    Jan 26, 2007
    yeah, the first three DEFINITELY dont work, i tested them.
  18. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio!

    Jul 3, 2001
    Chester, Connecticut
    Former Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    Very true.

    One former co-worker used to send this stuff all the time. I kept sending him the appropriate snopes.com link in reply. Finally, I sent him the snopes link and a message that was something like, "Look, … , this stuff is bogus. Here are some clues to it being fake. Notice that it says 'Springfield Police Department' but doesn't say what state, and the PD's supposed phone number has no area code. There are dates mentioned with no year. The supposed photo of the missing child is originally from a Sears catalog. These all shout 'FAKE!'"

    His reply was, "Sorry, I just figure you can't be too careful." So I wrote back "Yes, you can be too careful." ;) He finally caught on.

    Man, I'm keeping that elephant story just for that purpose that Chunk-O-Funk suggested. That's beautiful.