Did you know your cell phone could>>>>

By
Real Estate Agent with Watson Realty Corporation BK452572

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
 
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).
 


THIRD 
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.
 

FOURTH 
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 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 u se/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)FREE411, or (800) 373-3411 without incurring 
any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now. 

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Comments (6)

Nancy Williams
Coldwell Banker Homestead Group Select Professionals - Harrisburg, PA

Charlotte,

Thank you so much for this.  I have programmed the 112 and low battery numbers into my phone.  The free directory assistance number you refer to also now includes  some Mapquest--new since I first put this number in my contacts, but which I just discovered by testing the number you referenced.

Today I was out with transferees--whole family of five--and found to my horror that my Palm Treo, which normally works flawlessly, had somehow neither updated my MLS access nor recharged the battery.  (Charger was probably slightly dis-engaged by enthusiastic leap- everywhere kittens.)  Thankfully, the manual update worked and the battery charge such as it was lasted to the last home of the day, but it was a close call.  Your information would have saved the day, though. 

 

 

Aug 29, 2008 01:57 PM
Scott Hoen
Carson City, NV
VP, Nevada State Manager, 714-270-9607

didnt know about the reserve power -- does that work with all makes of phones?  Good idea on the keys

Oct 04, 2008 02:25 AM
Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Wow! Are you serious? I didn't know none of this stuff. Thanks for sharing Charlotte. Have a great weekend. Great post.

Oct 04, 2008 07:50 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Thanks for sharing - However, I did try a couple of these and they did not work for me!

Oct 10, 2008 10:00 PM
Nora Marek
Home Stager Brevard County, Florida - Viera, FL
Melbourne Home Staging - (321)795-8761

Thank you! You are the best!! I have forwarded this on to my daughter in college, my sister in Texas, and the whole batch of my email friends.

Oct 12, 2008 12:53 PM
Doris Freeman
Zach Taylor Real Estate - Gallatin, TN
Broker/Agent, 615-961-7799

Great stuff, I'm going to try some of these.  Thanks

Have  a Great Day

Oct 12, 2008 01:57 PM