Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do Tried Them Out - Off Topic (Non Trade) - Contractor Talk

Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do Tried Them Out

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-03-2007, 11:06 PM   #1
Pro Plumber
 
Ron The Plumber's Avatar
 
Trade: Plumber
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,779
Rewards Points: 2,000

Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do Tried Them Out


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

Subject: 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 dialed even if the keypad is locked.

( I Did not try this one)

SECOND

Subject: 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 "remote" for your car, you can
unlock the doors (or the trunk).

Editor's Note: It works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked our
car over a cell phone!"

(I did not try this one)


THIRD

Subject: 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.

(Does not work on my sprint PCS Phone)

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.

(Does not work on my sprint PCS Phone)


And Finally....

FIFTH

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. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial:
(800) FREE 411, or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all.
Program this into your cell phone now.

(This is for real, tried it and it is free 411 call)


This is the kind of information people don't mind receiving, so
pass it on to your family and friends.
Ron The Plumber is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 03-04-2007, 02:10 AM   #2
Palisade Point Const.
 
TempestV's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling/Finish/Framing/Log
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Bozeman MT
Posts: 2,276
Rewards Points: 1,632

Re: Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do Tried Them Out


Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron The Plumber View Post

SECOND

Subject: 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 "remote" for your car, you can
unlock the doors (or the trunk).

Editor's Note: It works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked our
car over a cell phone!"
and how does the phone pickup or output an IR signal?

Advertisement

TempestV is offline  
Old 03-04-2007, 08:03 AM   #3
Pro
 
tkle's Avatar
 
Trade: general building and masonry
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,084
Rewards Points: 500

Re: Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do Tried Them Out


Quote:
Originally Posted by TempestV View Post
and how does the phone pickup or output an IR signal?
The Triple A guy told this one to my wife.We tried it and at least on her jeep it worked.Can't tell you how though.
tkle is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-04-2007, 08:39 AM   #4
Pro Plumber
 
Ron The Plumber's Avatar
 
Trade: Plumber
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,779
Rewards Points: 2,000

Re: Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do Tried Them Out


I think it works on radio signals not IR.
Ron The Plumber is offline  
Old 03-04-2007, 10:59 AM   #5
Pro
 
6stringmason's Avatar
 
Trade: masonry
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 2,368
Rewards Points: 1,136

Re: Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do Tried Them Out


The extra battery power does not work on my motorolla v323
__________________
Kamps Masonry 920-680-3195
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kamps...31566206923069
Visit our website @
http://www.concretecountertopsdesign.com/
6stringmason is offline  
Old 03-04-2007, 11:10 AM   #6
Pro
 
house bldr's Avatar
 
Trade: general contractor
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: kansas
Posts: 272
Rewards Points: 250

Re: Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do Tried Them Out


I tried the key thing a whlie back,it does work! Wish I had known this long ago.That is so cool!
house bldr is offline  
Old 03-04-2007, 11:16 AM   #7
Pro
 
Mike Finley's Avatar
 
Trade: Bathroom Remodeling
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Littleton, Colorado
Posts: 14,078
Rewards Points: 2,000

Re: Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do Tried Them Out


Holy crap! Thanks man, those are amazing!
Mike Finley is offline  
Old 03-04-2007, 11:42 AM   #8
Registered User
 
Grumpy's Avatar
 
Trade: Roofing and Gutter Specialist
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Chicago
Posts: 8,573
Rewards Points: 2,000

Re: Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do Tried Them Out


Every cell phone has different functions and every manufacturer assigns different commands for various functions, thus not all commands listed above will work with every phone.

IN regards to informationc alls. 555-5555 used to be an information call which charged regular local rates like any other call would. However when SBC came and bought out Ameritech, they removed this 555-5555. I am sure it was because people were calling it instead of 411. Who knows, the 555 number might work in your area.
__________________
-Grumpy
Chicago Gutters Chicago Roofing

Last edited by Grumpy; 03-04-2007 at 11:44 AM.
Grumpy is offline  
Old 03-04-2007, 12:30 PM   #9
Home Improvement Guy
 
ron schenker's Avatar
 
Trade: Renovations contractor
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: toronto,Canada
Posts: 1,480
Rewards Points: 500

Re: Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do Tried Them Out


Now I'm gonna have to trade in my truck for one with power door locks!
__________________
It doesn't have to be perfect, it's just a closet!
ron schenker is offline  
Old 03-04-2007, 12:51 PM   #10
 
oldgoat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 192
Rewards Points: 150

Re: Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do Tried Them Out


My wife got this same email from a friend and they said that they tried the door lock and that it worked. Haven't tried it myself though. I wonder if it works the same if the home phone isn't a cell phone and instead is a corded or cordless phone?
oldgoat is offline  
Old 03-04-2007, 02:40 PM   #11
Pro
 
ABLE1's Avatar
 
Trade: Security Alarm Installer (Low Voltage)
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,010
Rewards Points: 1,262

Re: Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do Tried Them Out


Not to stir up the conclusions here but has anyone checked snopes??

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/cellphones.asp
__________________
ABLE1
ABLE1 is offline  
Old 03-04-2007, 03:53 PM   #12
Flooring? What's that?
 
J DoubleD FLoor's Avatar
 
Trade: Flooring
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 197
Rewards Points: 150

Re: Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do Tried Them Out


Quote:
Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
Every cell phone has different functions and every manufacturer assigns different commands for various functions, thus not all commands listed above will work with every phone.

IN regards to informationc alls. 555-5555 used to be an information call which charged regular local rates like any other call would. However when SBC came and bought out Ameritech, they removed this 555-5555. I am sure it was because people were calling it instead of 411. Who knows, the 555 number might work in your area.
the number in my area is 555-1212
__________________
Quality is not expensive ... It's PRICELESS !!!
www.neoflooringco.com
J DoubleD FLoor is offline  
Old 03-04-2007, 04:45 PM   #13
Flooring Guru
 
Floorwizard's Avatar
 
Trade: Sales Manager
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Anchorage, AK
Posts: 2,794
Rewards Points: 2,000

Re: Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do Tried Them Out


I am going to try the unlock with my wife's car a bit later when she leaves.

this will be trippy.....

if it works...
__________________
------------------------
"in 20 years you will regret more what you did not do than what you did"
Floorwizard is offline  
Old 03-04-2007, 08:21 PM   #14
Pro
 
house bldr's Avatar
 
Trade: general contractor
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: kansas
Posts: 272
Rewards Points: 250

Re: Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do Tried Them Out


Quote:
Originally Posted by house bldr View Post
I tried the key thing a whlie back,it does work! Wish I had known this long ago.That is so cool!
I just tried this again to show my son and it did not work!Don't know why it worked before, maybe I was on a fringe area and it picked up the signal directly from my remote even though it wouldn't before the phone call?Curious to see if it works for anyone else.
house bldr is offline  
Old 03-04-2007, 08:30 PM   #15
Pro
 
ABLE1's Avatar
 
Trade: Security Alarm Installer (Low Voltage)
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,010
Rewards Points: 1,262

Re: Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do Tried Them Out


Quote:
Originally Posted by house bldr View Post
I just tried this again to show my son and it did not work!Don't know why it worked before, maybe I was on a fringe area and it picked up the signal directly from my remote even though it wouldn't before the phone call?Curious to see if it works for anyone else.
I think you were on the fringe on your first try as you said.

I can't understand how it could work since the cell phone would be transmitting an "audible" signal where as your transmitter is sending a "RF" or "Radio Frequency" signal which is NOT "audible".

It just can't work.

Les
__________________
ABLE1
ABLE1 is offline  
Old 03-06-2007, 03:50 AM   #16
 
oldgoat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 192
Rewards Points: 150

Re: Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do Tried Them Out


I tried it last night on my 05 Grand Caravan with my son in law. He was in the back yard and tried to unlock and it wouldn't unlock. I called his cell phone on mine and tried it holding my phone by the door and it didn't work. Started walking back and when I went by the rear light all of a sudden the locks started unlocking and locking. He did it several times and then I turned the phone off and it would do it anymore. Now to me it was either a heck of a lucky timing or it works. He is going to try it on his Neon when he goes to work this morning.
oldgoat is offline  
Old 03-06-2007, 11:55 AM   #17
 
CheckmateOhio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 112
Rewards Points: 75

Re: Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do Tried Them Out


curious to see
CheckmateOhio is offline  
Old 03-12-2007, 06:17 PM   #18
Guest
Guest
 
fortknox82's Avatar
 
Posts: n/a

Re: Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do Tried Them Out


Good stuff!
 
Old 03-14-2007, 12:52 PM   #19
Pro
 
boman47k's Avatar
 
Trade: Painting
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Florence, Alabama
Posts: 4,165
Rewards Points: 2,006

Re: Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do Tried Them Out


Doea not work on my daughters car,2004 Focus. Funny, I had thought about posting this back when I got it.
__________________
If I fall dead, I hope I fall off a ladder, not this couch.
boman47k is offline  
Old 03-14-2007, 03:39 PM   #20
Electrical Contractor
 
jbfan's Avatar
 
Trade: Electrical Contractor
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Newnan GA
Posts: 744
Rewards Points: 500

Re: Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do Tried Them Out


http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/cellphones.asp

Advertisement

__________________
We are the people (our parents warned us about) (Jimmy Buffett)
jbfan is offline  


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
internet with PDA and cell phone DeanV Technology 9 06-27-2009 01:20 AM
Most professional cell phone 'ring'? mdshunk General Discussion 41 05-05-2007 08:29 PM
cell phone at night???? POOLMANinCT General Discussion 33 04-25-2007 02:28 PM
Cell Phone service dayexco Excavation & Site Work 18 02-23-2007 08:11 PM
best cell phone? MKamis Technology 11 12-07-2006 08:33 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?