Indeed, few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies. Your mobile phone can be one of these few life savers or an emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it:
1ST: Emergency call!!!
The Emergency Number 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. Interestingly, this number – “112” - can be dialed even if the keypad is locked.
NOTE: This works on all phones worldwide and is free. It is the equivalent of “000”.
2ND: Reserve Phone Battery Power.
When your phone is almost dead activate a hidden reserve cell phone battery power by pressing the 6 keys - *3370# - (good to memorize, remember the asterisk). 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 get recharged when you charge your mobile next time.
NOTE: This secret is in the fine print in most phone manuals. Most people however skip this information without realizing.
3RD: Anti-robbery support through 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.
NOTE: All ATM’s carry this emergency sequencer by law.
4TH: Disabling a STOLEN mobile phone to discourage rampant theft!
To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following 5 digits on your phone - *#06# - (Ensure you put an asterisk BEFORE the #06# sequence).
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 ever gets 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 done this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.
NOTE: 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.
5TH: Remote unlocking of your car - have you locked your keys in the car?
Does your car have a remote (keyless) entry? Good reason to own a cell phone:
If you happen to lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are far away (for example at home), call someone who can access the spare keys (e.g. at home) on their mobile phone using your cell phone, and open your car at a distance.
How to proceed: 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. This saves someone from having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be thousands of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other 'remote' for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk).
This information was recently broadcast on by Crime Stoppers however it is seldom used because people just don't know about it. It could be helpful to pass this along to family and friends; since this can be the kind of information people wouldn't mind receiving.
Please note that I am not the original author of this. I just thought of sharing great ideas.