I received this through a chain of emails and I thought it was something everybody should be aware of. I would print this list out and keep in in your car or wallet for the future. Here are 4 things you might not have known about your Cell Phone
There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies. Your cell phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it:
1.) 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.
2.) Hidden Battery Power: Imagine your cell battery is very low. If you’re like me, my cell phone battery seems to start dying towards the end of the day. 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.
3.) How to Disable a STOLEN Cell Phone: To check your cell phone’s serial number, key in the following Digits on your phone *#06# , then 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 call 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.
4.) Free Directory Service for Cell Phones: 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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Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI
Past President, Orange County Association of Realtors (949) 753-7900