Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tip 4: Press the keys * # 0 6 # to check your mobile phone serial number

This does work on many kinds of mobile phones. Entering * # 0 6 # displays the phone's unique International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI). The IMEI is also usually printed underneath the battery.

If a phone is reported lost or stolen, the IMEI can be used to disable the phone, thereby making it impossible for thieves to use it.

A Wikipedia entry about IMEI notes:
When mobile equipment is stolen or lost, the operator or owner will typically contact the Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR) which blacklists the device in all operator switches so that it will in effect become unusable, making theft of mobile equipment a useless business.
However, CEIR blacklisting is not always effective because it is sometimes possible to reprogram stolen phones with a new IMEI and, although in theory every IMEI is supposed to be unique to a particular device, this is not always the case in practice.

Certainly, it could be wise to record your IMEI just in case you need it at some point in the future. But it should be noted that you do not actually need to have your IMEI at hand to have a lost or stolen phone deactivated. Virtually every provider will have the facility to quickly deactivate or disable your mobile phone account, even if you cannot provide the phone’s IMEI. If your phone is lost or stolen, contact your provider and explain the situation. They should be able to immediately initiate methods that will ensure that thieves cannot use your phone account to make calls. Read More!

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Tip 3: Press the keys *3370# to activate hidden battery power on your mobile phone.

This "tip" is totally bogus. You cannot activate hidden or reserve battery power by keying in *3370# or any other code sequence. The code '*3370#' can be used on some Nokia models to activate Enhanced Full Rate Codec (EFR). Ironically, since this code activates the best sound quality on the phone, the change will actually reduce the length of time that the battery will last before recharging is required – in practical terms the complete opposite of what the tip suggests.

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Tip 2: You can unlock your remote keyless entry enabled car from a long distance via a mobile phone call

This tip has generated vast amounts of, sometimes heated, debate. A lot of people swear that the trick works while a great many others claim that it does not and is technically impossible. I suspect that at least some of the people who claim that the

technique works have conducted their experiments without realizing that they are actually still within unlocking range of their vehicles. The range of the entry systems may be significantly greater than experimenters realize. Thus, people may actually believe that they have unlocked their vehicle via their mobile phone when they have in fact done so in the normal way via their remote device.

That said, a great many posters claim to have used the technique from many kilometres distance. In truth, logic and common sense compellingly suggest that the trick is not technically possible. Keyless entry systems work on radio waves, not sound, so it is very difficult to believe that the unlock signal could be transmitted via a mobile phone call, especially since mobile phones and keyless entry systems work at entirely different frequencies.

However, the volume of conflicting reports on the issue means that, at this point, it would be premature to state categorically that the trick will never work under any circumstances. Some have postulated that the technique might be possible with certain keyless entry systems and/or phone services or combinations thereof and this may indeed be the case. This scenario would explain why the technique might work for the few but not the many. Coupled with false conclusions made from invalid experiments, these exceptions might explain why so many people so vehemently claim that the trick actually works in spite of the evidence against it.

What I can say conclusively is that I have personally testing the technique with several keyless entry/mobile phone combinations without any success whatsoever. And, even if the technique does sometimes work, it seems clear that in the great majority of cases, it does not, so this tip is actually rather pointless. Read More!

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Tip 1: 112 is the international emergency number for mobile phones

It is true that, in many parts of the world, dialling '112' from a mobile phone will connect the caller to local emergency services. The number '112' is the international emergency telephone number for GSM mobilephone networks

When dialling '112' on GSM mobile phones, access is provided regardless of the presence or validity of the SIM card within the phone, or whether the keypad is locked. The '112' number cannot be dialled from the fixed network.

•'112' can be dialled anywhere in the world with GSM coverage and callers will be automatically translated to that country's particular emergency number.

•A caller is able to connect to the emergency services answering point if GSM mobile coverage is available from any carrier's network at the location of the call.
However, because '112' is primarily integrated with the GSM network, it may not work if the phone is connected to another type of network such as CDMA. The Australian Government webpage also notes:
In Australia, it is a mandatory obligation for '112' to be built into GSM mobile phones. While this is not the case with CDMA mobile phones - as the international standards for CDMA do not require '112' - some mobile carriers have enabled '112' access in their CDMA mobile phones. However, this service does not have the extra capabilities, such as roaming and PIN override, that '112' has on GSM networks. For further details regarding '112' access on a CDMA phone, consumers should talk to their mobile service providers.
Therefore, while it is certainly useful to know about '112', mobile phone users should be aware that this emergency number may not work in every part of the world or for every mobile network.

Moreover, some circulating messages about '112' claim that the number will work even if there is no mobile phone signal or will automatically divert to a satellite phone system. However, this information is false. While ‘112’ will attempt to connect to any available network, it certainly will not work if no signal at all is available.

Finally, it should also be noted that, in the European Union, '112' is the emergency number for all Member States and will work from both mobile and fixed phones. Read More!

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FIRST 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.

SECOND 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 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 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!'

THIRD 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.

FOURTH 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.

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Mobile Phone Tips


Very, very useful info
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: Read More!

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iPhone TIPS: awarded as coolest iPhone TIP of 2007

We at iphone tips and tricks (IT&T) have awarded the site as the most coolest iPhone TIP for 2007. Of course we don't handout a real award because we cannot award one yet to give away. On this site, iPhone owners can play hidden MP3's all over the world from a iPhone. How? Just start Safari and open Seeqpod's site will detect that you are using an iPhone and will show an customized iPhone interface. Type a searchstring at the "google" like interface, hit the search button and there it is. While there is nothing iPhone-specific about SeeqPod, it is notable as the first web-based application for the iPhone that allows users to download and play MP3 files without first downloading the files to their computer and transferring the songs via iTunes.
Thank you seeqpod!

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Monday, February 18, 2008

Nokia 6288

Nokia 6288
An update of the popular 6280, Nokia's feature packed 6288 is even more stylish than its predecessor. Boasting a 2MP camera with quality TFT screen, MP3 player, EDGE, FM Radio, 3G, web browsing and more, the 6288 is yet another impressive phone from Nokia!

2 Megapixel Camera
MP3 Player
6MB internal memory
miniSD Card Slot (hot swap)
Infrared and USB connectivity
FM Radio
Dimensions: 100 x 46 x 21 mm
Weight: 115 grams
Standby Time: Up to 250hrs
Talk Time: Up to 4hrs 30mins

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Nokia 6120

Nokia 6120


Nokia unleash another handset offering super fast Internet access. Serving up HSDPA, EDGE, HSCSD and GPRS surfing the web and downloading becomes a real breeze! Packed into a compact phone the 6120 also comes with a 2MP camera, MP3 player, FM radio, office applications and more!

Quad Band
2 Megapixel Camera
35MB memory
microSD Card Slot (TransFlash)
HSDPA for super fast access
Document viewer (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, PDF)
Symbian OS 9.2, S60 rel. 3.1
Stereo FM radio and MP3 player
Dimensions: 105 x 46 x 15 mm
Weight: 89 grams
Standby Time: Up to 250hrs
Talk Time: Up to 3hrs

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Samsung G600 Pink

Samsung G600 Pink


Samsung unleash the slimmest 5MP camera to hit the UK with the stunning G600. Sleek and compact it sure packs a lot with its amazing 5MP camera built with autofocus and flash, MP3 Player, web browser, EDGE, FM Radio and microSD slot. You also get a huge 512MB card in the box!

Quad Band
5 Megapixel Camera
MP3 Player
55MB memory
microSD Card Slot (TransFlash)
Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email
Stereo FM Radio
Dimensions: 102 x 47.8 x 14.9 mm
Weight: 105 grams
Standby Time: Up to 300hrs
Talk Time: Up to 3hrs 30mins

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Friday, February 15, 2008

LG Viewty KU990

LG Viewty KU990

If you liked the LG Prada or are considering an iPhone, then the LG Viewty should definitely be top of your list of phones to check out first. Touchscreen phones are the hot product of 2007/2008 and LG have a proven track record in this area with the LG Prada. The Viewty is basically a souped-up Prada without the designer logo, and it's a very accomplished product. We loved the Prada's touchscreen user interface, and the Viewty retains the best features of the Prada, but with the addition of 3G, a 5 megapixel camera, an uprated video camera, more memory and longer battery life.

For the benefit of those who haven't seen a Prada or iPhone, let's recap the touchscreen concept. Not to be confused with touch-sensitive buttons (e.g. the LG Chocolate or Samsung U600), the Viewty has a touch-sensitive screen. This means that icons and menus appear on the screen itself, and you touch the screen to activate the "buttons". The Viewty uses subtle vibration feedback to confirm when you've pressed a button, and you'll very quickly get used to the concept. There are real buttons below the screen for making and ending calls, a jog wheel, and also side buttons for controlling volume, the camera and the music player. We liked the touchscreen interface very much, and the technology now seems to be mature enough for touchscreens to enter the mainstream. If you're a fast texter you might find that the touchscreen slows you down a little, but the sheer pleasure of using the on-screen menus more than compensates for this. T9 predictive text is supported too. A stylus pen is provided if you find the interface too slow using your finger. The Viewty also supports handwriting recognition, so you should be able to find an input method that you're comfortable with.

Apart from the user interface, the Viewty has several pleasures waiting to be discovered. The camera is LG's best yet, rated at 5 megapixels with a high quality Schneider-Kreuznach lens, autofocus and a SmartLight feature that makes after-dark photographs considerably clearer. You can also vary the ISO setting to ISO 800 for improved brightness in low light. In common with many digital cameras, the Viewty's camera incorporates an Image Stabiliser function for minimising camera shake. The Viewty can't match the best camera phones from Nokia or Sony Ericsson, but it definitely ranks in the top 10 of current camera phones. As well as a top notch still camera, the Viewty's video camera is also something special. It films at high resolution (320 x 240 pixels QVGA) and at very high frame rates - up to 120 frames per second, which enables special effects such as slow motion filming. There are built-in picture-editing and video-editing tools to make the most of these cameras. In addition, a second front-facing camera enables 3G video calls.

The Viewty's music player is nice and easy to use and can handle virtually every music format: MP3/AAC/AAC+/AAC++/WMA. There's also an FM radio built in. Stereo headphones are supplied in the box, and you can use optional mono or stereo Bluetooth headphones if you prefer. The Viewty's memory is very generous, with 90 Mbytes of internal memory and up to 2 Gbytes of additional memory (microSD memory card).

We've already mentioned that the Viewty is a 3G phone. In fact it's 3.5G, i.e. it supports extra fast 3G connections using HSDPA which enables download speeds of up to 3.6 Mbps. Bluetooth and USB connectivity are available, and a USB cable is supplied in the box. The Viewty supports web browsing and email, and there's a useful document viewer that can handle all common file formats (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF).

If we have to find a fault with the Viewty it would be the battery life. The huge touchscreen eats battery juice and we frankly can't believe the official battery life figures from the manufacturer. Still, the Viewty is better than the Prada and no worse than the iPhone when it comes to battery life, and it shouldn't be a problem for most people.

We love the Viewty. It's received a tiny fraction of the hype of the iPhone, yet in so many ways this is the phone that the iPhone wants to be. The touchscreen user interface is much more than just a novelty, and unlike the iPhone the Viewty brings the very latest technology too. We love it

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

A glimpse at the two high-end phones

A glimpse at the two high-end phones

The N81 has 3G and WLAN connectivity, an optional 8GB of microSD removable storage for up to 6,000 songs, a 2.4" 320x240 display, Bluetooth 2.0 support, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and an FM radio, all in a slide-phone form factor. One of the highlights of the N81 is its ability to play games in the landscape mode, thanks to two gaming buttons on the top of the screen. One of the newest features Nokia announced is an improved UI, which is available in this phone and works in a "pane-driven rotary manner on the screen." Nokia also claimed that the N81, which is priced roughly at €360, or about $586, is the lead mobile phone for its music and N-Gage services.

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Nokia 6500 Slide Mobile Phone

Nokia 6500 Slide Key Features

Camera: 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels
FM radio with RDS
MP3/AAC/AAC+ player
Java MIDP 2.0
TV out
Built-in handsfree
Bluetooth: v2.0 with A2DP
20 MB user free internal memory
Polyphonic (64 channels), MP3
Dimensions: 96.5 x 46.5 x 16.4 mm

The 3G enabled Nokia 6500 Slide is an exciting slider phone ornamented with a 2.2 inch 16.7 million QVGA colour screen supporting a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. Imaging is its forte – the device incorporates a Carl Zeiss 3.2 megapixel camera with double LED flash and 8 x digital zoom. There is also a dedicated camera button ensuring ease of use while you click. The Nokia 6500 Slide carries a second video call camera and offers you the experience of face to face video calling. With integrated music player, FM radio and visual radio, the phone takes your entertainment needs to the next level. The Nokia 6500 Slide features some more features such as video playing, video streaming, Nokia Xpress Audio Messaging, Bluetooth, Micro USB, GPRS, EDGE, WAP Browser XHTML, Opera Mini Browser, voice commands, push-to-talk, 20MB internal memory, MicroSD memory option and so on.

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Samsung G600 Mobile Phone

Samsung G600 Key Features

5 MP Camera, autofocus, video(VGA), flash
Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
Browser:WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML(NetFront v3.4)
55 MB embedded memory, microSD
MP3/AAC/AAC+/WMA player, Stereo FM radio
Ringtones: Polyphonic (64 channels), MP3

The Samsung G600 is specially for fashion conscious people and tech-savvy professionals. The Samsung G600 slider mobile phone includes a decent display, Bluetooth, and microSD slot. The remarkable set of features of Samsung G600 include 5 megapixel camera, that lets you store all your pictures on the 1GB microSD card. You can even share them via MMS or Bluetooth. The handset is also equipped with a host of multimedia features. The Samsung G600 is truly a design icon and high performance phone. This latest member of Samsung’s range of handsets captures quality pictures of priceless moments. The handset offers an improved internet browsing and the Netfront browser provides PC like browser capabilities.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

mobile news

Nokia N95

Continuing on the tradition of making niche mobile handsets, mobile major Nokia now brings the Nokia N95 8GB. Featuring a two way slider opening mechanism, the handset exudes grandeur from all angles. The high note of the phone is its highly powerful integrated Carl Zeiss 5 megapixel autofocus camera with flash and digital zoom. Screen resolution is superb with 240 x 320 pixels on a 16 million colour TFT display. The Nokia N95 8GB is equipped with a user-friendly GPS navigation system (with 100 countries map) that works like a companion in guiding you throughout your journey. Connectivity features are multiple through 3G, Bluetooth, USB 2.0, EDGE, HSDPA, GPRS, Pop Port and WLAN Wi-Fi. This Quad Band phone supports web access through WAP, HTML.......

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Latest Smart Phones

Verizon Wireless SMT5800
Slide into a new standard of convenience with the Verizon SMT5800. This sleekly designed and stylish smartphone runs the Windows Mobile 6 operating system and includes a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, plus a traditional phone keypad on the outside, making it easy to dial with one hand. The SMT5800 features:

A high-resolution 2.4-inch screen
Microsoft Office Mobile
128 MB internal memory
Bluetooth 2.0 capability

Combing ease-of-use with the functionality of Windows Mobile 6, the Verizon SMT5800 is a pleasure to have in your pocket.

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