Disable stolen cellphone. *3370#, Activate reserve battery power. Free 411. Other tricks with cellphone.

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Disable stolen cellphone. *3370#, Activate reserve battery power. Free 411. Other tricks with cellphone.

TAGs: *3370#, free 411, cellphone 

Hello all.

I'm copying and pasting this out of my email, I'm not sure how reliable it is.

 

Subject: Cell phone Emergency Help


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:

Things you never knew your cell phone can do:

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. Try it out.

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!"
&nb sp;
THIRD

*3370#
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.

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 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 bac k, 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.

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 the kind of information people don't mind receiving,
so pass it on to your family and friends.

 

   

   

tattoodles
Re: Disable stolen cellphone. Activate reserve battery power. Fr

i tried the activate reserve power and the code to check the serial number, both didn't work for me, the phone just acted like i was trying to dial a number. 

tlp95
Re: Disable stolen cellphone. Activate reserve battery power. Fr

I tried the serial number thing and it worked! Then I tried the battery power reserve and it didn't work but then I switched it to *#3370# and it looked like it was working but of course I am fully charged so I'll try again when my daughters battery goes dead(and it WILL go dead because she forgets to charge it all the time)! I also dialed the free 411 not sure how that will work it does say this is a free call but standard cell charges apply so you are still using your minutes! But I do hate paying for 411 I'd rather just use up a few minutes!

animestrinity
Re: Disable stolen cellphone. Activate reserve battery power. Fr

 I found the following on a thread about the same email...:

 

#41 — March 6, 2007 @ 05:13AM — Yuva [URL]

and those FACTs explained.. with details..

+) Calling 112 on your cell phone will (in some parts of the world, primarily Europe) connect you to local emergency services, even if you are outside your provider's service area (i.e., even if you are not authorized to relay signals through the cell tower that handles your call), and many cell phones allow the user to place 112 calls even if the phone lacks a SIM card or its keypad is locked. However, the 112 number does not have (as is sometimes claimed) special properties that enable callers to use it in areas where all cellular signals are blocked (or otherwise unavailable).

+) Cars with remote keyless entry (RKE) systems cannot be unlocked by relaying a key fob transmitter signal via a cellular telephone. RKE systems and cell phones utilize different types of signals and transmit them at different frequencies. Relaying remote entry system signals via telephone might work if the signals were sound-based, but they're not. An RKE system transmits an encrypted data stream to a receiver inside the automobile via an RF (radio frequency) signal, a signal that can't be effectively relayed via cell phone. (In any event, RKE systems and cell phones typically operate on completely different frequencies; the former in the 300 MHz range and the latter in the 800 MHz range.). It's possible this method might work with cars that use something different than standard RKE systems, but it might not work with the vast majority of models.

+) The claim that pressing the sequence *3370# will unleash "hidden battery power" in a cell phone seems to be a misunderstanding of an option available on some brands of cell phone (such as Nokia) for Half Rate Codec, which provides about 30% more talk time on a battery charge at the expense of lower sound quality. However, this option is enabled by pressing the sequence *#4720# -- the sequence *3370# actually enables Enhanced Full Rate Codec, which provides better sound quality at the expense of shorter battery life.

+) Entering the sequence *#06# into a cell phone may display a 15-digit identification string, but that function only works with some types of cell phones, and the efficacy of reporting the ID number to a cellular service provider to head off unauthorized use of a lost or stolen phone is limited.

 

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little miss dior
Re: Disable stolen cellphone. Activate reserve battery power. Fr

The free 411 does work. I have been using it for almost a year now. Of course you have to listen to some stupid ads first that pays for us to have it Free. But it's better then having to pay for it.

The battery reserve I have not tried, but someone told me on myspace that it did not work for them

GeekyBlackGirl
Re: Disable stolen cellphone. Activate reserve battery power. Fr

You're right, it does work.  Checked it out here:http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/nothing/free411.asp

You don't always get the ads according to the site.  I'm glad thats true because I hate paying for 411.  I just search for it online and dial from the site I found on my phone.

p to the izzle
Re: Disable stolen cellphone. Activate reserve battery power. Fr

I saw a local news story some time back on the keyless entry remotes for cars. Basically, there are so many of them that they are starting to overlap. So, you could open two different cars with that same remote. The auto rep interviewed said it's being blown out of proportion and that it was very unlikely you would see two cars in the same state with overlapping remotes. The reporter than went outside and stood in front of two Ford Explorers and hit one remote. Both unlocked. Two cars in the same fleet, not just random cars in a parking lot. I was paranoid as can be for a while after that story came out.

"I'm just like you only shorter."

ibcute81
Re: Disable stolen cellphone. Activate reserve battery ...

I guess this is similar to Dodge only making 1 key for every 5-10 Neons when they first started making the cars....

 

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Anonymous Visitor
Re: Disable stolen cellphone. Activate reserve battery power. Fr
It actually happened to my teacher back in 2003, he told us the story he was in a parking garage and he hit the remote, his car and another car from just few cars away from him also beeped, so he keeps on pressing unlock and lock and on and on, he found out that he'd unlocked other person's car. interesting.
mcannon71
*3370# does not work

I have the hybrid Sprint phone with the Nextel walkie-talkie. I tried *3370# and it doesn't work on my Motorola ic502. However, I've been using the free 411 for a couple of years now.

Anonymous Visitor
Re: *3370# does not work

And it never will. All batteries have a - and + terminal with no other input. This is an urban myth.

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