Thursday, May 25, 2006

Cellular Help ...

THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW YOUR CELLPHONE 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: -

EMERGENCY


The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find

yourself out of 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.*


Have you locked your keys in the car? Does you car have

remote keys?



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!*


Hidden Battery power

Imagine your cell battery is very low, you are expecting an important

call and you don't have a charger. Nokia instrument comes with a

reserve battery. 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.



>>> And to all this, I just have to add: ... if only I could find my cellphone!!!

7 comments:

AJITH said...

By any chance, are you the Manjula Padmanabhan who wrote 'Harvest' ? If so, great to see a celebrity's blog through kerala blog roll

Marginalien said...

Yup, that's me. But I'm not a "celebrity" -- so ... umm ... whatever. Thnx for visiting! If you want to visit some EXCITING blogs, turn to the column on the right of this page and click ZIGZACKLY and KITABKHANA. Now those are what I call celebrity blogs ...

Soni said...

Good tips there! If they work that is!!!

Trust me to try them out in an emergency...!

The Marauder's Map said...

Really great tips.

Now to remember those codes. That 112 (or was it 121?) seems easy enough, but that PB$^^# whatever will take some doing. But amazing tips, really. Why don't mobile phone cos. tell us all this?

Marginalien said...

I am currently living in a cell-phone-free zone! The thumb of my left hand has been experiencing SMS-withdrawal sypmptoms -- and of course I've not been able to try out the useful tips. You can be sure, though, that I would never manage to remember 337# (or is it 377?) in time to prevent my battery from dying ... Though here's a tip: try remembering it as a word based on a telephone keypads alphabets -- i.e. you have a choice of DEF,DEF and GHI from which you can make ... uhh ... LOTS of useful, memorable words, RIGHT??? How about DEI -- meaning "god" in Latin (well, in declension) -- and you could tell yourself it reminds you of (battery) "power".

The Marauder's Map said...

Wow, you're some powerful tip-generator! Will try pronto :D

Often have I wanted to fling phone away in pathetic fury when it's died just as an important, almost life-saving call is coming through.

Anonymous said...

there's no way using your cell to transmit the signal of the car remote to another cell will work. frequency is too weak and is different from cell. Perhaps in the near future but not in today's technology. Unless of course you have OnStar.