Sunday, December 28, 2008


There are 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 - The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself "out of the coverage area" of your cellphone network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and your unit 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.

Second - Have you locked your keys in the car? Does your car have a remote keyless entry? This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cellphone: If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their cellphone from your cellphone. Hold your phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the cellphone on their end. Your car will unlock! Saves someone having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of kilometers away, and if you can reach someone who has the other 'remote' for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk). Try it. It works.

Third - Hidden Battery Power - Imagine your cellphone battery is very low (lowbatt). To activate, press the keys *3370# Your cellphone will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery life. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cellphone next time.

So, who said cellphones are only for texting? For carnappers too!


dina said...

love the humor on your blog!

LCB said...

Dina, thank you for the kind words. Sometimes, blogging can be a lonely journey into the dark blogosphere. It's visitors like you who brighten up the trip so to speak. Cheers to you and to the coming 2009!