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5 things you never knew your cell phone could do

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5 Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do 

For all the folks with cell phones. (This should be printed and kept in your car, purse, and wallet. Good information to have with you.) 
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:
 

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 cell 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 cell phone!'

THIRD

Hidden Battery Power


Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press the keys 
*3370#. Your cell phone 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 phone 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: 
*#06#. A 15-digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write
it down and keep it somewhere safe.

If 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. 
And Finally.....
 

FIFTH

Free Directory Service for
Cells


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: 
(800)FREE 411, or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all.
Program this into your cell phone now.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 November 2009 15:38
 

Five great reasons to retire overseas

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 1. Escape the winter cold, the snow... never pick up a snow shovel or scrape a windshield again.

2. Leave the recession at home and invest where the prospects for profit are strong.

3. Live better, eat healthier, and have less stress.

4. Grow your investments tax-free or tax-deferred.

5. Enjoy a Cadillac lifestyle on a Yugo budget... and never outlive your retirement nest egg.

 

 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 August 2009 13:53
 

Global Medical Costs Compared

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2009 19:40
 

Humor: Retiring in the USA

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This was sent in by D.B Davies of Toronto. Thanks!
 
You can retire to  Phoenix , Arizona where...
1. You are willing to park 3 blocks away because you found shade.
2. You've experienced condensation on your butt from the hot water in the
toilet bowl.
3. You can drive for 4 hours in one direction and never leave town.
4. You have over 100 recipes for Mexican food.
5. You know that "dry heat" is comparable to what hits you in the face when
you open your oven door.
6. The 4 seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot, and ARE YOU KIDDING
ME??!!

You can retire to California where...
1. You make over $250,000 and you still can't afford to buy a house.
2. The fastest part of your commute is going down your driveway.
3. You know how to eat an artichoke.
4. You drive your rented Mercedes to your neighborhood block party.
5. When someone asks you how far something is, you tell them how long it
will take to get there rather than how many miles away it is.
6. The 4 seasons are: Fire, Flood, Mud, and Drought.

You can retire to New York City where...
1. You say "the city" and expect everyone to know you mean Manhattan.
2. You can get into a four-hour argument about how to get from Columbus
Circle to Battery Park, but can't find Wisconsin on a map.
3. You think Central Park is "nature."
4. You believe that being able to swear at people in their own language
makes you multi lingual.
5. You've worn out a car horn. (ed note: if you have a car)
6. You think eye contact is an act of aggression.

You can retire to Maine where...
1. You only have four spices: salt, pepper, ketchup, and Tabasco.
2. Halloween costumes fit over parkas.
3. You have more than one recipe for moose.
4. Sexy lingerie is anything flannel with less than eight buttons.
5. The four seasons are: winter, still winter, almost winter, and construction. 

You can retire to the Deep South where...
1. You can rent a movie and buy bait in the same store.
2. "Y'all" is singular and "all y'all" is plural.
3. "He needed killin'" is a valid defense.
4. Everyone has 2 first names: Billy Bob, Jimmy Bob, Mary Sue, Betty Jean,
Mary Beth, etc.
5. Everything is either "in yonder," "over yonder" or "out yonder." It's
important to know the difference, too.

You can retire to Colorado where...
1. You carry your $3,000 mountain bike atop your $500 car.
2. You tell your husband to pick up Granola on his way home and so he stops
at the day care center.
3. A pass does not involve a football or dating.
4. The top of your head is bald, but you still have a pony tail.

You can retire to the Midwest where...
1. You've never met any celebrities, but the mayor knows your name.
2. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor.
3. You have had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" on the same day.
4. You end sentences with a preposition: "Where's my coat at?"
5. When asked how your trip was to any exotic place, you say, "It was different!"

OR You can retire to Florida where...
1. You eat dinner at 3:15 in the afternoon.
2. All purchases include a coupon of some kind -- even houses and cars.
3. Everyone can recommend an excellent dermatologist.
4. Road construction never ends anywhere in the state.
5. Cars in front of you often appear to be driven by headless people.
 
 

 

Humor: What does retirement really mean?

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1) What does retirement really mean?

It means you are so busy, you are tired two days in a row - you are re-tired.

2) If someone speaks three languages, they are trilingual. If they speak two languages, they are bilingual. What do you call someone that only speaks one language?
American. (it's just a joke, ease up you guys)

OK, equal opportunity insults:

3) How do you get 100 Canadian out of a swimming pool?

"Out of the pool please" And the Canadian response is "I'm sorry"

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 August 2009 02:55
 

Humor: Words to live by

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Words to live by:
(submitted by Retirement Detectives member Ed M. -  Prince Edward County ON, Canada)

1) The things that cometo those who wait will be the things left by those who got there first.

2) The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

3) Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

4) He who laughs last, thinks slowest.

5) Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

6) Flashlight: A metal tube used to store dead batteries.

7) A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.

8) The shinbone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.

9) If the shoe fits, get another one just like it.

10) Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat all day, drinking beer.


 

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 August 2009 02:54
 

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