Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Have you ever received this information in email?

Does your car have remote keyless entry? This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone: 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 mobile 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!'

No way. Snopes says this is false. This is one a person could try out for himself, though. Go ahead!

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 gets 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. This one is partially true.

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.

That one is false also. To check the whole list of rumors about what cell phones can (or cannot) do, click HERE.

Snopes.com is there, just waiting to tell you the truth about those forwarded emails.

4 comments:

Hyperblogal said...

I liken these to the vinyl legend that if you play a certain Beatles album backwards it spouts satanic verses.

madcobug said...

I read last week where those statements were false. I had already tried the keyless enty a couple of years ago and saw that it didn't work. Wonder why people start these rumors.

Kelly said...

Yep and these circulate for years...you would think that everyone had heard it, but nope, someone sends it to you. I like snopes, keeps people that like to start lies on their toes. Glad the cold weather didnt get the plants you showed down below. We got down to freezing a couple of nights ago and I was afraid it was going to kill the rose bush that lived through the last freeze..but its okay. I love Travis Tritt. :) He was one of my first favorites when I started really listening to country music.

Anne said...

If I was forced to go to an ATM machine, I would be up a creek. I've never used one and don't ever plan on using one. Anne