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


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Ashton
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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.

 

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Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Disable stolen cellphone. *3370#, Activate reserve ...
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Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
help forgot password to get into my iphone 3 what can i do
So I lost my new phone and had to go back to using my iPhone 3 and can't get into my phone its been a while since I used it please help
Rod Axel (not verified)
Re: help forgot password to get into my iphone 3 what can i do
You will probably have to connect it to your iTunes and set it up as new.
Bubba Beans (not verified)
Unlock your car

Ok, seriously? So, a cell phone is able to pick up the carrier frequency and code from a car remote, transmit it to another cell phone, and have the receiving cell phone transmit the proper frequency and code?

Ok, "back in the day," tv remotes used sound... but a car remote?

http://www.snopes.com/autos/techno/keyless.asp

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Unlock your car
I actually was able to do this with my roommates car, but not mine.
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Re: Unlock your car

yah, cool.. what model and year car was it?

mckenna (not verified)
help ?

i have an lg enV touch, & my battery dies real quick. i really want this to work ! someone help me,

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: help ?
The code no longer works, it used to be a code to start charging more money to the cell phone operator, there is no such thing as hidden battery power
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Disable stolen cellphone. *3370#, Activate reserve ...

*3370# is not works for other mobile

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Disable stolen cellphone. *3370#, Activate reserve ...

IM SORRY TO TELL YOU GUYS THIS BUT IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE TYPE OF PHONE YOU HAVE IT IS THE SERVICE YOU ARE WITH>>>*3370# ONLY WORKS FOR VERIZON WIRELESS CUSTOMERS>>>AND IT DOES WORK I DO IT ALL THE TIME Smile

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: , Activate reserve battery...

This does not work!!

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Re: , Activate reserve battery...

not sure what you tried but the thread is from 2007.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: , Activate reserve battery...

I just tried it and it works. Have to hit send after you type *3370#. Got 1 'bar' of battery showing now. Thanks for the tip !

deven (not verified)
Re: , Activate reserve battery...

But remember by doing this you will have a poor voice clarity

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Re: , Activate reserve battery...

Even in 2007 the part about activating reserve battery power which he's referring to, was a myth.. It's still a myth.

Snopes.com wrote:

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.

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Disable stolen cellphone. *3370#, Activate reserve ...

It is actually a 17 digit code and it actually works.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Disable stolen cellphone. *3370#, Activate reserve ...
could i get the code
Anonymous Visitor
Re: Disable stolen cellphone. *3370#, Activate reserve ...

After doing the *3370#, then what??? I tried this several times just keying in the number and nothing. I even turned it off then back on, still nothing....

Anonymous Visitor
Re: *3370#

It's a myth, it does not do anything.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: *3370#

By the way it does!
It is just on nokia phones though!
try it on a nokia phone it will work.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: *3370#

I have a Nokia Go Phone and the reserve power did not work (diplayed results unknown)

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Disable stolen cellphone. *3370#, Activate reserve ...

I've LG & Samsung phones.I tried to activate reserve battery ...but it doesn't work.Can anybody hepl me plzz.
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Anonymous Visitor
Re: Disable stolen cellphone. *3370#, Activate reserve ...

this does not work for the motorola rival

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Disable stolen cellphone. *3370#, Activate reserve ...

I have a Sanyo phone with Sprint--the reserve battery does NOT work--the free 411 does, and believe it or not, so does the remote access. My son has a Miata, he gave me his clicker and drove the car two blocks away, and locked the doors. I used his clicker with my phone to open his doors. I've heard its not SUPPOSED to work, but it did for his car.

Netty Z (not verified)
Re: Disable stolen cellphone. *3370#, Activate reserve ...

it works, but most of them only work on Nokias, like checking the serial number and activating the reserve battery.

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Disable stolen cellphone. *3370#, Activate reserve ...

Checking the serial number does on any phone because i tried doing it on my LG Vu and it worked fine the battery thing dont tho. Sad

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Disable stolen cellphone. *3370#, Activate reserve ...

this stuff is all false, see http://www.snopes.com/autos/techno/keyless.asp and other answers at snopes.com

mcannon71 (not verified)
*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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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.

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