Monday, July 19, 2010

Sincerely Forwarded: Cell Phone Tricks

Samsung Vibrant Android Phone (T-Mobile)BlackBerry Bold 9700 Phone (AT&T)Emergency

The Emergency Number wo rldwide 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
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 ce ll 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!'

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 it somewhere

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 eithe r. If everybody does this, there would
be no point in people stealing mobile phones.

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)FREE411, or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at
all. Program this into your cell phone now. This is sponsered by


  1. Great tricks indeed. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it, however, my battery meter didn't go up when I pressed *3370#. Is there anything I need to do after pressing the keys?

  2. @Shirish, I should have tested the items... did not test any. Now that I tried: it does not re-charge.



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