One of those circulating e-mails: I suspect that the 112 bit is correct, but the rest sounds like rubbish, your esteemed opinions?
"This Is Not A Joke!
4 THINGS YOU PROBABLY NEVER KNEW
YOUR MOBILE PHONE COULD DO
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:
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 dialled
even if the keypad is locked. Try it out.
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 mobile 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 mobile phone!'
Hidden Battery Power
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 charge your mobile next time.
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.
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 was recently broadcast on CTV by Crime Stoppers
however it is seldom used because people just don't know about it.
Please pass this along to everyone."