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Cell Phone “Magic”

I’m not much into sending and receiving cute little email messages, but this one came this morning from Michael, and it seems so helpful, I am passing it on. There is good information here.

(From: PC Magazine’s 2007 editors choice for best web mail award-winning Windows Live Hotmail)

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 ———— 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 ———– 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!’

THIRD———- 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 andÃÂ 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.

And Finally….

FIFTH ————- Free Directory Service for Cells —- 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.

Neat tips, wouldn’t you say?


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By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 83 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

14 replies on “Cell Phone “Magic””

Dear Shirley
I tried a couple of your five tips and cannot get them to work. Perhaps they do not work either with the Verizon Net or with my Motorola RAZR or, I am inputting the numbers incorrectly.
Please give me an email source of the PC article cited above.
When I input the numbers they just sit on my screen. If I try to use the send button I get the “incorrect number” recording.


Oh please, please, please, no more gadgets on the phones. I don’t even know how to put “voice mail” on my phone……………. LOL

Hi, Esther. I agree, they can get complicated. Helps to have a “kid” around to program everything.


Oh I forgot to tell you what kind it is – it’s a Mogul™ by HTC with sprint.

It absolutely sounds as though it is a tiny computer…which I guess phones are anyway. Some phones receive TV programs now, and I understand that in the future almost every telephone will have that capability.


We are with Sprint and it is one of thier Pocket PC’s. It is great. And it is pretty easy to use. It is basically a mini computer. It has Word, and I can check my blog and email and such. It’s also my calender and it gives me reminders all the time. It is a wonderful creation. 🙂


Just think of those who are in their nineties.
I remember my grandpapa in Switzerland (born in 1888 – lived to be 89) and how amazed he was at modernization. Man on the moon, that was huge. He owned the first car in his county, that was a big one, and a Harley with sidecar. That was actually before the car.He took his nephew to Paris on the motorcycle – long ride! The pictures are priceless. But I’ll pass this experience 🙂


Okay…. this is really cool. I need to try this stuff out! Thanks! Although, my husband has blessed me with one of those phones that I can easily get phone #s as well as directions from google (or is it map quest), either way it has been very helpful!

Rochelle, what is the name of your phone? Is it easy to use the features?


What great information. I am amazed at the technology we have at our disposal, if we know how to use it. 🙂 Thanks.

I believe to my dying day, I will be amazed at technology. The advancement is astounding.


Very useful information. The only one I knew was the last one. And the others are way more helpful when the specific needs arises. Thank you very much!

You’re welcome. Hope none of us ever need this info…but we probably will.


I just copied and sent to Sandy. Very neat.

Love, Jr.

Hey, Jr. I’m glad you sent those to Sandy for this information seem to offer solutions to problems all of us are likely to have.


I know two different people who heard about the second point, open the car door. They tried it and low and behold it did work.

OH! The weird electronic world we live in.

Have a great weekend.


The electronic side of our world amazes me.


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