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Thursday, October 05, 2006

THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW YOUR CELLPHONE COULD DO.

Salam, I got this email and I heard of trick #3 before but not sure if it is true or not, can someone try it and let us know? Thanks!
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: 1. How to disable a STOLEN 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. If your phone gets 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. 2. The Emergency Number worldwide for **Mobile** is 112.* If you find yourself out of 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.** 3. Have you locked your keys in the car? Does you car have remote keys? 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). 4. Hidden Battery power: Imagine your cell battery is very low , you are expecting an important call and you don't have a charger. Nokia instruments come with a reserve battery. To activate, press the keys *3370# Your cell 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 next time.

7 comments:

Hamzeh N. said...

I can tell you that at least on my Verizon phone. The numbers in the first and last one don't do anything.

112 is spec'ed as an emergency number. I believe this is true in both CDMA and GSM worlds.

Number 3 is just silly. But actually, there have been ideas (some might be already commercial) where the car has a built in cell phone chip that can send and receive SMS messages. This can be used to lock/unlock the car.

But it's not what this piece of information describes.

Laith said...

well.. i tried the 3rd one and i am sorry to say that it didnt work :(, thanx 4 sharing though

Anonymous said...

Honestly Khaled I think number 3 is logically impossible. I don't think you can transfer radio frequencies (car remote) over voice calls.

PALFORCE said...

Salam,

Thanks all for going along with me on this.

Well, about #3. You know how sometimes when you have your land line on speaker and when you are asked to press a certin number (automated machines) and you are dialing a number on your cellphone, the tone of of your cellphone affects the land line!

Thanks again,

Khaled

Qwaider قويدر said...

Khaled,
I tried #3 personally, and was able to bust this Myth.
First scientifically, it's impossible to transmit your RF over Voice, especially when you know that your car lock-unlock remote works in the KHz or Mhz range, way beyond the lower Audio (less than 6K) bandwidth cell phone can use.
Next, the voice you hear on your cellphone has been digitized and recreated on the other side, it works for audio waves ONLY. And not Electromagnetic waves

Finally, I put all of this to the test, with a bunch of my friends and we were able to confirm without any shadow of a doubt that it doesn't work at all.

If you have "Onstar" in your car, they have the ability to lock,unlock, disable and get some statistics from your car computer, via satellite or over a Wireless network but not because the signal of the little fob control travelled over the audio network, but because the enabling or disabling codes have been directly sent to the car's computer

Anonymous said...

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_unlock_door.htm

PALFORCE said...

Mashkoor Qwaider and al the anons.