Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Phone facts

I am usually a very skeptical person, and I always have to see or do things to believe them, a few weeks back I got this e-mail and I couldn't resist but to test each point out.

1) Emergency number
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 while the keypad is locked. Try it out.
[ TRUE, it is the international emergency number - don't ask me how I found out]

2) Locked the keys in the car?
Your car has 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 home, call someone on your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the other person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the 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 theother "remote" for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk).
[WOW this is impressive.. IT FREAKIN WORKS .. I gave my spare car keys to my friend, and I was in a different zip code, far far away]

3) Hidden Battery power
Imagine your cell battery is very low, u r expecting an important call and u 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 gets chargedwhen u charge your cell next time.
[OK I found the trick, its not actually hidden battery power, you do get more battery power, but not cause this is an option from the NOKIA ppl, its cause in GSM there are 3 speech codecs: Half Rate (HR), Full Rate (FR) and Enhanced Full Rate (EFR). Basically, the difference is about the same as something recorded in the mp3 format. HR being about mpr cbr at a bitrate of 64. FR would be a bitrate of 128 and EFR would be mp3pro VBR at a bitrate of 128.The sound quality is better using EFR, but the phone will have to use a little more power to transmit your voice. OTOH, HR sounds awful, but you may save up to 40% talk time. You can easily switch from a codec to another entering that code. *3370# on your phone equals *EFR0#, #3370# would turn off EFR]

4) 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. (Pls do it right now.)Should 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 and can use it as PAPER WEIGHT. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing Mobile phones.Please spread this useful information around.
[Yep works, but would you really depend on your mobile service provider to disable your phone.... or do you even care to disable it, if you lost your phone, get a new one and move on]

5) Caution
Always use left ear while using cell (mobile), because if you use the right one it will affect brain directly. This is a true fact from Apollo medical team. Please forward to all your well wishers.
[FICTION, isn't logical either]

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