Mobile Phone Drills

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  1. Morning all, Bumper is back and I'm here to help, this time with "4 things you probably never knew your mobile 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:

    1. Emergency
    The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile 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 dialled even if the keypad is locked. Try it out, you know you want to.

    2. 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 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, 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 'remote' for your car, you can
    unlock the doors .

    This is a "must try," just to validate the theory.

    3. Hidden Battery Power
    Imagine your mobile battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370# Your mobile will restart with this reserve and the
    Instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your mobile next time.

    4. 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.

    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, you would put in 4321.

    The ATM system recognizes that your PIN number is bckwards from the ATM card you placed in the machine.

    The machine will still give you the money you requested, unknown to the robber, the police will be immediately dispatched to the location.

    I'd be a wee bit cautious about trying this one out - you could find yourself with some explaining to do in Interview Room number 3.
     
  2. That ATM thing has to be bollocks.
     
  3. What a pile of fcukin bollox.
     
  4. Got to try the ATM and the reserve battery trick someday...you know, just to test if this is all balls
     
  5. The ATM thing is deffinately balls!

    I used to work in a banks call centre and we had a woman complaining that she tried it whilst being forced to withdraw cash and we didn't call the police for her!

    Dunno about the phone ones but atleast it's an amusing read!
     
  6. look, I try and help my fellow man in good faith and you throw it back at me. That's not very public spirited is it. Why don't you do a field trial and lock your keys in the car and phone the wife and test the theory. All the lads will be ever so grateful.
     
  7. Bumper
    Fantastic, the most useful thing I have seen on ARRSE in 4 years.
    ET
     
  8. I heard about the car key thing years ago. It doesn't work.
     
  9. Well the serial number anyway!
     
  10. That my friend is just the sort of triv that I love and all new to me :D
    However everyone else in the office knew it all.......... liein gits 8O
     
  11. All bollocks!
     
  12. if you put ur MOD90 in a cash machine and type ur service number in FUCK ALL HAPPENS !!!!!!!
     
  13. now it may be and may not be................ I can absolutely guarentee though that curiousity will win the day and a load of blokes over the weekend will be testing the car thing, probably furtively from behind hedges so their wives don't think they've married an even bigger nutter than they thought they had.

    and guess what............ I'll be one of them!