Phone security and lost keys top tips

locked your car keys in the car?
Locked your car keys in the car?

Here are a few tips that one of my friends passed on to me recently that made me breathe a sigh of relief.  I mean, just how do you get out of that embarrassing situation where you have locked the keys in the car?    Or how can you get your own back on the lout who just nicked your phone? Ask those questions no longer….  Did you know that:


The Emergency Number worldwide 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.


If you lock your keys in the car and your car has remote keyless entry then you can, with your mobile phone, phone another mobile phone of a person who may be near your spare set of keys.  Hold your phone about a foot from the car door and have the person at the other end get your keys and press the unlock button holding it near the mobile phone at their end.  This should unlock the car and 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)


Your phone has hidden battery power? If your mobile battery is very low y9u can access hidden power by pressing *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 round.


you can completely disable a STOLEN mobile phone?

Check your Mobiles phone’s serial number by keying  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. If 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. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.

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