Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do

If you thought your mobile phone is just meant for talking, messaging, taking photographs and listening to music, think again. There are many more things it can do for you… like calling an emergency number even when it is locked, using to unlock a car without keys, etc… which can come pretty handy in case of emergency. However, it is not always the good things that it does; it can take a toll on your health too, for example, it can damage your brain. So, check out where all you can use it and what you should do to mitigate the negative impact it can have on your health.

Emergency Dialing

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. The mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you. Interestingly, this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked.


Unlocking a Car

Have you locked your keys in the car? Does you car have remote keys?

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 home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock.

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).

Hidden Battery Power

Imagine your cell battery is very low, you are expecting an important call and you 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 get charged when you charge your cell next time.

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.

Wen 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 for him. You probably won’t get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can’t use/sell it either. If all of us follow this, this can bring the mobile phone theft to a grinding halt.

And Finally, It Can Damage Your Brain

Be careful while using your mobile phone. When you try to call someone through mobile phone, don’t put your mobile closer to your ears until the recipient answers. Because directly after dialing, the mobile phone would use it’s maximum signaling power, which is: 2watts or 33dbi

Also, use your left ear while using the mobile. If you use the right one, it will affect brain directly.

One response to “Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do”

  1. Thanks for the info. my just been stolen and was far from where i kept my code. what about the unlocking software people are using!