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Useful Cell Phone Tips n Tricks

Cell phone userThese days mobile phone has become a necessity instead of a mere show off or a status symbol ! ! Cell phones are used to talk while you are on the move but besides that, there are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies with the help of your mobile phones. This post is for all those cell phone owners or prospective buyers. Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver in emergency situations or can be a tool for survival, even !

Following are some of the things that you can do with your cell phone, when in emergency :

  • Emergency ( In case of an accident, etc. )

The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112 ( Even if you live in India ). If you find
yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an
emergency, just dial 112 and the mobile will search for any existing network to
establish a contact with the emergency number for you, and interestingly, this number 112
can be dialed even if the keypad is locked !

  • Saviour, when your forget keys in your car

Does your car have remote keyless entry ?

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. 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 ! Although, i havent tried this trick personally but i have read in forums that it works…. So, if you were stuck in a situation and unlocked your using this method, then let us know.

  • Hidden Battery Power ( Only for selected Nokia phones)

To activate your mobiles hidden battery power, press the keys *3370#

Your cell phone will restart with reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell phone next time. This does not work in Nokia N series phones. Again, since i own a Sony Ericsson mobile, i havent tried this code. And all those who have made this work on their respective phones, leave a comment here and share your experience with other readers.

  • Disable a stolen mobile phone

To check your Mobile phone’s serial number, key in the following Digits on your phone *#06#. 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 back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can’t use/sell it either.

I hope, these tips were of some use to you. Do suggest these to your friends and family members in order to keep them safe !


  1. @Tech-Freak As i wrote above in my post i haven’t personally tried it but have read in numerous forums that the code does work in certain Nokia phone models. I will update this post if i come to know about the phone models in which this works. Thanks for your feedback !!


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