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4 THINGS I NEVER KNEW WHAT I COULD DO WITH A MOBILE - BUT I DO NOW!!

holly100 Avatar
8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
the emergency number worldwide is 112
if you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile dial 112 and it will search for any existing network for you, this number can even be dialled if the keypad is locked

if your mobile battery is very low - to activate press the keys *3370#
your mobile will restart with this reserve and shows a 50% increase in battery
this reserve will get charged when you next charge your mobile

if you lock your car keys in car and have remote keyless entry and your spares are at home - call someone at home on their mobile from your mobile
hold your mobile about a foot from your car door and have the person at home press the unlock button holding it near the mobile at their end - your car will unlock
distance is no object
(this works - tried it!!!)

how to disable a stolen mobile
to get ime code key in *#06# write this number down and keep safe
if your phone gets stolen - call service provider and give them your code - they will then block the handset - even if they change the sim
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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#1
holly100
if your mobile battery is very low - to activate press the keys *3370#
your mobile will restart with this reserve and shows a 50% increase in battery
this reserve will get charged when you next charge your mobile

This works with older nokia's only!
#2
Haha, cool info:thumbsup:
#3
Wont let me give you rep Holly but amazing find have copied and kept thanks
#5


Yea I remember that thread, there was a lot of controversy to whether the remote car unlocking worked or not.
#6
If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile dial 112 and it will search for any existing network for you, this number can even be dialled if the keypad is locked


I'm pretty confident that it is not a recommended thing to do as you are dialing the emergency services when dialing 112 and it would look for possible signal coverage networks for an emergency. If you dial 112 then if it rings for long enough (not long) then you will be put through to 999 which is like pranking the emergency service.

I Don't recommend this one. However, the rest seem very useful.
#7
Seen this many many times, mostly incorrect information. :)
#8
the emergency number worldwide is 112
if you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile dial 112 and it will search for any existing network for you, this number can even be dialled if the keypad is locked


112 is the worldwide emergency services number however it will only work with another network if they've agreed to take the emergency calls, there is no such agreement in the UK

if your mobile battery is very low - to activate press the keys *3370#
your mobile will restart with this reserve and shows a 50% increase in battery
this reserve will get charged when you next charge your mobile

This is not a reserve or anything like it(!), this code changes the phone's operation from EFR (Enhanced Full Rate) to half rate - this drops the audio quality but this mode uses less power. This is for Nokia only and even then only older ones, it doesn't work on newer S60 devices.

if you lock your car keys in car and have remote keyless entry and your spares are at home - call someone at home on their mobile from your mobile
hold your mobile about a foot from your car door and have the person at home press the unlock button holding it near the mobile at their end - your car will unlock
distance is no object
(this works - tried it!!!)


This is nonsense, standard keyfobs use radio not an audio signal so there's no way the phone can unlock the car, I've never seen this work and doubt I ever will


how to disable a stolen mobile
to get ime code key in *#06# write this number down and keep safe
if your phone gets stolen - call service provider and give them your code - they will then block the handset - even if they change the sim


At least this one is accurate...also worth bearing in mind that the IMEI is normally on your mobile phone's box as well if you haven't written it down before the mobile is stolen.

John
#9
thesaint;2164951
Seen this many many times, mostly incorrect information. :)


Yep, doesn't stop people posting it sadly.

John
#10
Car unlocking will never work,its a joke :-D
#11
This is nonsense, standard keyfobs use radio not an audio signal so there's no way the phone can unlock the car, I've never seen this work and doubt I ever will


Not necessarily, by some miracle the radio wave of the keyfob may be able to piggy-back onto the radio wave of the 2.4GHz mobile phone signal.

Like you I doubt is it true, but it is a possibility.
#12
Johnmcl7
112 is the worldwide emergency services number however it will only work with another network if they've agreed to take the emergency calls, there is no such agreement in the UK


It's actually only the case in Europe (well, the EU).

However, in USA dialling 112 will re-direct you to 911 and in Australia it'll redirect you to 000. If you're anywhere else in the world then don't rely on 112, make sure you know the local emergency numbers!! :)
#13
rash;2168040
Not necessarily, by some miracle the radio wave of the keyfob may be able to piggy-back onto the radio wave of the 2.4GHz mobile phone signal.

Like you I doubt is it true, but it is a possibility.


Nope - technology doesn't work like that, the keyfob can't magically transmit its signal over the mobile phone signal. The keyfobs use a lower frequency than mobile phones (which do not use 2.4Ghz, mainly 900/1800/2100 for the uk), for the phone to relay the signal it would have to include some technology to receive the radio frequency and encode it over its own tranmission system. It doesn't have this, as it's designed for speech it has a microphone to convert audio and transmit it over the network.

Even if they were the same signal it wouldn't work, bluetooth, wi-fi, DECTs and AV senders all use the 2.4GHz signal but all that happens when their signals collide is they stop the other from working, one device can't just change the way it works to function with the protocol required for another device.

John
#14
duckmagicuk2;2168287
It's actually only the case in Europe (well, the EU).

However, in USA dialling 112 will re-direct you to 911 and in Australia it'll redirect you to 000. If you're anywhere else in the world then don't rely on 112, make sure you know the local emergency numbers!! :)


Very true, thanks for the correction.

John
#15
that unlocking through the phone thingy sounds pretty cool, gonna try tommorow
#16
I can confirm that the car unlocking thing does indeed work!
#17
'ICE' is also an international standard on mobile phones as well. This is used by all emergency services worldwide and was dreamed up by an emergency worker.

ICE is In Case of Emergency and people are advised to put these 3 letters in capitals either before or after a contact in your phone book..usually your immediate family or close relatives.

More info can be found here on Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_case_of_emergency

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