| 5 Things You
Need To Know About
Your Cell Phone
are a few things that can be done in grave emergencies.
Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an
emergency tool for survival. It can also be the
source of your worst nightmare. Check out what you can
do with it and how you can protect yourself with it in
Emergency Number worldwide for
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.
In North America, all cell phones can call 911, again
whether locked or unlocked. Dialing 112
automatically re-routes the call to 911.
(Disable a STOLEN mobile phone?)
check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the
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.
15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is
unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it
your phone is 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
(Free Directory Service for Cells)
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:
or (800) 373-3411
incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell
woman's handbag contained her cell phone, credit card,
wallet, etc., and was stolen. 20 minutes later when she
called her spouse from a pay phone, the spouse said 'I
received your text asking about our Pin number and I've
replied a little while ago.' The bank confirmed all the
money was withdrawn from their bank account. Therefore:
not disclose the relationship between you and the people
in your contact list. Avoid using names like Home,
Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart, Dad, Mom, etc.
sensitive information is being asked through texts, CONFIRM by
texted by friends or family to meet them, call back to
confirm the message came from them.
(Do you take Pictures with your Cell?)
Please take the time to watch this video, and
take the recommended precautions.
Reduce or Stop Unnecessary Telemarketing Calls
||The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint on the DNC Website. You can register your home or mobile phone for free.
To access the DNC website, click
here or the image at left.
similar program is available to our
Canadian residents and visitors. The National Do Not Call List (DNCL) gives
Canadian consumers a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls.
You can choose to reduce the number of telemarketing calls you receive by registering your residential, wireless, fax or VoIP telephone number on the National DNCL.
To access the DNCL, click
here or the image at right.