Thursday, March 27, 2008

Free Information Calls

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. I didn't know this...... When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial 1(800) FREE 411, or 1(800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all. This works on your home telephone as well!
Tis, true see here:
Click here: Urban Legends Reference Pages: Free 411

5 THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW YOUR CELL PHONE COULD DO

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:

FIRST: EmergencyThe Emergency Number worldwide for Mobiles 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.
SECOND: Have you locked your keys in the car? Does your car have remote keyless entry? This may come in handy Someday. Good reason to own a cell phone: 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 'rem ote' for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk). (dont know if this is true, but worth a try)
THIRD: Hidden Battery Power Imagine your cell battery is very low. 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.
FOURTH: 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. When your phone get 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.
AndFinally....FIFTH: Free Directory Service for Cells (see above)

5 comments:

Welcome to Our Lives... said...

You are such a sweetie for posting stuff like this! I have been using free411 for a while and feel bad that I kept it to myself! (Actually, I figured everyone already knew about it.)

Leigh said...

I didnt know. Glad I saw this...and soooo glad you are back in business!

Caroline said...

Those were some helpful tips!

Charnita's Xpressions said...

These are helpful....

Don't forget that you can text Google a name of a place and a city/Zip and it will return you a phone number and address.......
Very Cool too ....
.....466456
as google takes over the earth.

Lindsey said...

Cool tricks. I love useful factoids of knowledge! Thanks for sharing!