Cool things your cell phone can do

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posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 02:41 PM
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Stumbled upon this today, thought I'd share....

1) Emergency

The worldwide emergency number is 112. If you dial it, the phone will search for any network connection to make the call. It can even be dialed if the keypad is locked!


2) Unlock your car (if another remote is with another)

On many RKE (Remote Keyless Entry) cars, you can hold your cell about a foot from your car door, after calling someone who has a remote (like your spouse). If the call is open, and the spouse hits the unlock into their phone, should unlock your door.

EDIT: This one appears to be false.

3) Hidden battery power

Press the keys #4720# (on some brands of phone) and you'll access a small reserve of power on the phone, showing an increase in the battery (but at the expense of sound quality). The reserve will charge when you normally charge the phone.

4) Disable a stolen phone

Press #06# and this will generate a 15 digit code. Keep this handy, so if your phone is stolen, you can call your phone provider, give them the number, and it will prevent anyone from using the phone (even if they change the SIM card).

5) Free 411.

You can call (800) FREE 411 instead of paying for the directory assistance fee.


EDIT: Updated these with some additional info.
edit on 17-6-2013 by Gazrok because: updates




posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 02:52 PM
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cool beans maynard.



did you also know that if ya took out the battery...it will float in a body of water.


i hate phones .



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 02:54 PM
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hi gaz

cheers for the info

I cant do the battery reserve on mine.
Its an LG 2 yrs old, carrier is T-mob
Im in England



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 03:02 PM
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Originally posted by thishereguy
reply to post by Gazrok
 


cool beans maynard.



did you also know that if ya took out the battery...it will float in a body of water.


i hate phones .


Says you when your car breaks down on a remote road.



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 03:02 PM
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On #2, I can't fathom how that would work.

I don't know of any keyless entry systems that use sound, and sounds are the only thing that's going to be carried from one phone to the other. It's not like the phone will relay VHF bursts for you.

Also, I don't think there is any reserve power in the form of some actual storage - at least there's not in my development system cell phones. I suppose you could command the lithium management hardware to let the cell run to depletion, destroying it. We put this in a military "laptop" as a feature a couple of times - buy 15 more minutes of operation at the expense of destroying the pack - but I can't imagine doing that with a consumer item.

(peeks)

Ah - here ya go: from snopes
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posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 03:06 PM
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Ahh, I didn't read far enough, as it isn't in Snopes usual format...
Thanks for the correction.


Made the corrections to the OP.
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posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 03:07 PM
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lol, if i did break down i would just hoof it home and be ok with it. a little walkin' don't hurt nobody.



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 03:07 PM
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I commute an hour...Walking 40 miles is only an option in the most dire circumstances.



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 03:16 PM
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2) Unlock your car (if another remote is with another)

EDIT: OP beat me to it and removed it...


This hoax was tested and busted by Mythbusters

It is also listed as an urban legend / email hoax by About.com

The only way you can use a phone to unlock a car is by throwing it through the window or calling someone who can bring a spare key.



edit on 17-6-2013 by Murgatroid because: Added link



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 03:17 PM
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yeah i've done the 20 mile walky b4. wasn't too bad, sure are alot people don't wanna give ya ride in the sticks, tho


oops sorry off topic . OP gives some creative things for phones tho.



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 03:21 PM
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You forgot number 6

6)Hijack a plane with your android phone (Android app (PlaneSploit APP)

i think its a another cool thing people can do with their phones
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posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 03:29 PM
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#7: dirty movies on the internet.



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 03:37 PM
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Also, you can start a fire if you short out the battery terminals with some wire wool
linky
Might not do the battery much good mind you



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 03:42 PM
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#8 - Coolest of all!

Turn your phone off and go outside, but don't forget to update your twitter to #incapableoflivinginthemoment before hand.



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 04:06 PM
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That is some scary crap!



posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 02:25 PM
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Originally posted by Gazrok
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I commute an hour...Walking 40 miles is only an option in the most dire circumstances.


I know how it is. 80 miles each way 5 days a week for me.



posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 02:50 PM
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reply to post by damwel
 


Yikes! That's even worse! I spend a fortune just in gas, but still better than nothing.



posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 02:53 PM
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I think I can add to your list of cellphone uses:

Reactive targets. They disintegrate pretty darn good with a .45.






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