Useful Tips

The emergency number is true as I sent this email to a friend of mine ages ago and she remembered the number when she got locked in a nature reserve in Tasmania in the middle of last winter. She had no reception and rang 112 and got a call centre in Newcastle who was able to get her the help she needed. She said she would have frozen to death if she didn’t know this number!!!!


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 it: with 



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 dialed 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

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.

Also -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.

This is
the kind of information people don't mind receiving, so pass it on to your  family and friends