5 Things you probably didn’t know your mobile could do

Every once in a while I come across information like this that makes you stop and wonder…  Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival.
Check out the 5 things I bet you didn’t know you can do with your mobile phone

Mobile Phone Tip #1

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 112and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 11 2can be dialled even if the keypad is locked. Try it out.

Mobile Phone Tip #2

Have you locked your keys in the car?

Does your car have a remote keyless entry? This may come in handy someday.

Good reason to own a mobile phone:  If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their mobile phone from your mobile phone.

Hold your mobile 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 boot).

Mobile Phone Tip #3

Imagine your mobile battery is very low.

To activate, press the keys *3370#.

Your mobile will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery

This reserve will get charged when you next charge your mobile phone.

Mobile Phone Tip #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.

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.

Mobile Phone Tip #5

ATM – PIN Number Reversal – Good to Know

If you should ever be forced by a robber to withdraw money from an ATM machine, you can notify the police by entering your PIN # in reverse.

For example, if your pin number is 1234, then you would put in 4321.

The ATM system recognizes that your PIN number is backwards from the ATM card you placed in the machine.

The machine will still give you the money you requested, but unknown to the robber, the police will be immediately dispatched to the location.

This information is seldom used because people just don’t know about it. (Note: This does not work in Australia – but it does work in the USA and Canada – I checked with two local banks who confirmed this has not been activated in Australia, either because it’s not a problem or not enough people know about it.)

This is the kind of information people don’t mind receiving, so pass it on to your family and friends – this was provided by Angela Muzycska in Sydney.

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1 Response to “5 Things you probably didn’t know your mobile could do”


  • Amazing. Can you remember 8 years ago when having a mobile was fairly rare? I don’t know what I would do without mine now. It is humbling to think about not just the technological advances, but also our dependance on them.

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