Important Information About Your Cell Phone

Reblogger Linda Edelwich
Real Estate Agent with William Raveis Real Estate 0757389

I saw this great post and thought – wow this is great and forwarded it to my collegues. But when I couldn’t get my 15 digit code on my phone following the instructions, I called Verizon for help. They said every phone you have activated through your carrier keeps this info so don’t go crazy looking for yours…your carrier has it on file.  If your phone is stolen, Verizon said to call them and they will deactivate on their end.  Best!!

Original content by Kim N. Bregman BK 496540

Some good information!

4 Things you might not have known about your Cell Phone.


I was sent this via email and thought I would share it with you.  I did try a couple of them and they worked, so you might want to print this out and keep it in your wallet or car.


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:


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   (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.


THIRD   (How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone? )

To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following Digits on your phone:   

  * .

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 is 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....

FORTH   (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 sponsored by McDonalds. 


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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Hi Linda -

Great tips!  We get by with a little helps from our friends!   Make it a great day in all you do.

Best regards from The Q

Oct 14, 2011 02:25 AM #1
Jenifer Lower
Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net - Bozeman, MT
Your Dream. Our Passion.

All good things to know, and all of them unkown to me!  Thanks.

Oct 14, 2011 02:33 AM #2
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

Thanks for the reblog.  I will thank the author, too.  You made my life a lot easier today. 

Oct 14, 2011 02:43 AM #3
Linda Edelwich
William Raveis Real Estate - Glastonbury, CT
Glastonbury Office's #1 Top Producing Agent-not on

Hi all!! Yes, thank Kim...this was her work and I thought it worthy of a re-blog to spread the message more...

Oct 14, 2011 04:06 AM #4
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Thank you for re-blogging this very useful info, and thanks for commenting on my blog about Redfin, too.

Oct 16, 2011 07:46 PM #5
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Wow what a great reblog this is!  I know about the free directory service and have been using it for years.  Haven't heard about any of the other ones though!

Oct 18, 2011 08:36 AM #6
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

I knew about the info number, but not the others....  Thanks a million!

Oct 23, 2011 04:29 AM #7
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