[permaculture] Cell Phones

Tom Golodik t.golodik at verizon.net
Tue Mar 6 18:22:21 EST 2007

Check the Snopes.com entry for additional info on this cell phone use at 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lawrence F. London, Jr." <lfl at intrex.net>
To: "permaculture" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 12:54 PM
Subject: [permaculture] Cell Phones

> 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 with it:
> Emergency 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!
> Hidden Battery Power Imagine your cell battery is very low.
> 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.
> 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.
> Should 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.
> Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411
> information calls when they don't have to. Most of us do not carry a
> telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation even more 
> of
> a problem. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial:
> 1-800-FREE-411, or 1-800-373-3411 without incurring any charge at all.
> Program this into your cell phone now.
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