You probably have never thought about this, but in emergency situations each minute counts and your mobile phone can actually be the police, your friend and helper. An “all-round life saver or an emergency tool for survival” we may call it.
Emergency Services ??? SOS – The Emergency No. worldwide for all Mobile Phones is 112.
If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and your mobile will search any existing network in your area to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112 can be dialled even if the keypad is locked. This works on all phones worldwide and is free.
- Locked your keys in the car?
If you lock your remote keyless car 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 on the spare key, 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 thousands of miles away.
Editor’s Note: We never believed this when we heard about it! So we rang my daughter in Hamburg from South France when we went on holiday. She had the spare car key. We tried it out and it unlocked our car over a mobile phone!
- Your mobile phone runs out of power?
All cell phones have Hidden Battery Power.????????
To activate, press the keys *3370# (remember the asterisk). Do this when the phone is almost dead. Your mobile will restart with this special new reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery life. This reserve will be recharged when you charge your handphone next time. This secret information is in the fine print in most phone manuals which we skip without realising.
- Disabling a STOLEN mobile. ?❌?❌?❌?
To check your phone’s serial number, key in following digits on your phone: * # 0 6 #
Ensure you put an asterisk BEFORE the #06# sequence. A 15 digits code will appear on the screen that is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. If your handphone is stolen, phone your service provider and give them this code.
They will then be able to block your handset so even if the SIM is changed, your handphone will be useless. Moreover, even if you do not get your phone back, at least it cannot use/resold either. If everybody did this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.
This secret is also in the fine print of most mobile phone manuals. It was created for the very purpose of trying to prevent phones from being stolen.
ATM PIN Number Reversal – Good to Know. ❌??❌??
If you should ever be forced by a robber to withdraw money from an ATM, 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 recognises 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. All ATM’s carry this emergency sequencer by law. This information was recently broadcast by Crime Stoppers. It is, however, seldom used as people just don’t know about it.
This is the kind of information we publish at EuroAfrica News Magazine Online. We want you to have access to special information you do not find everywhere. The “News behind the News” Please share with your dear ones, family and friends.