Fiction vs. Facts: Five things you probably never knew your mobile phone could do.

THE CLAIMS 1 to 5: In grave emergencies, your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival.

1.0: EMERGENCY SERVICES:
The Emergency No. worldwide for all Mobile Phones is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and your mobile will search any existing network in your area to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112 can be dialled even if the keypad is locked. This works on all phones worldwide and is free.

FACT 1.0: Calling 112 on your cell phone will (in some parts of the world, primarily Europe) connect you to local emergency services, even if you are outside your provider’s service area (i.e., even if you are not authorized to relay signals through the cell tower that handles your call), and many cell phones allow the user to place 112 calls even if the phone lacks a SIM card or its keypad is locked. However, the 112 number does not have (as is sometimes claimed) special properties that enable callers to use it in areas where all cellular signals are blocked (or otherwise unavailable). 


2.0: LOCKED YOUR KEYS IN THE CAR?
If you lock your remote key-less car keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their mobile 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 on the spare key, 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 thousands of miles away. Editor’s Note: I didn’t believe this when I heard about it! I rang my daughter in Sydney from Perth when we went on holiday. She had the spare car key. We tried it out and it unlocked our car over a mobile phone!

FACT 2.0: Cars with remote key-less entry (RKE) systems cannot be unlocked by relaying a key fob transmitter signal via a cellular telephone. RKE systems and cell phones utilize different types of signals and transmit them at different frequencies.


3.0: IS YOUR MOBILE PHONE BATTERY FLAT?
All hand-phone have Hidden Battery Power. To activate, press the keys *3370# (remember the asterisk). Do this when the phone is almost dead. Your mobile will restart in a special way with this new reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery life. This reserve will be recharged when you charge your hand-phone next time. This secret is in the fine print in most phone manuals which we skip without realizing.

FACT 3.0: The claim that pressing the sequence *3370# will unleash “hidden battery power” in a cell phone seems to be a misunderstanding of an option available on some brands of cell phone (such as Nokia) for Half Rate Codec, which provides about 30% more talk time on a battery charge at the expense of lower sound quality. However, this option is enabled by pressing the sequence *#4720# — the sequence *3370# actually enables Enhanced Full Rate Codec, which provides better sound quality at the expense of shorter battery life.


4.0: DISABLING A STOLEN MOBILE.
To check your hand-phone’s serial number, key in following digits on your phone: * # 0 6 # Ensure you put an asterisk BEFORE the #06# sequence. A 15 digits code will appear on the screen that is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. If your hand-phone is ever stolen, phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the SIM is changed, your hand-phone will be totally useless. And even if you don’t get your phone back, at least it can’t use/resold either. If everybody did this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones. This secret is also in the fine print of most mobile phone manuals. It was created for the very purpose of trying to prevent phones from being stolen.

FACT 4.0: Entering the sequence *#06# into a cell phone may display a 15-digit identification string, but that function only works with some types of cell phones, and the efficacy of reporting the ID number to a cellular service provider to head off unauthorized use of a lost or stolen phone is limited.


5.0: ATM PIN NUMBER REVERSAL.
Good to Know. If you should ever be forced by a robber to withdraw money from an ATM machine, you can notify the police by entering your PIN # in reverse. For example, if your pin number is 1234, then you would put in 4321. The ATM system recognizes that your PIN number is backwards from the ATM card you placed in the machine. The machine will still give you the money you requested but unknown to the robber, the police will be immediately dispatched to the location. All ATM’s carry this emergency sequencer by law.

FACT 5.0: Reverse PIN Panic Code Entering your PIN in reverse at any ATM will not automatically send an alarm to local police — the idea is nothing more than an old and unimplemented suggestion.


This information was recently broadcast by Crime Stoppers. It is, however, seldom used as people just don’t know about it.

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