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Old 06-13-2006, 09:25 PM
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Here is something worth knowing if you have a mobile phone ...

Have you ever wondered why phone companies don't seem interested in trying to prevent the theft of mobile phones? If you have ever lost, or had one stolen, and if you are on a plan, you still have to pay the plan approximately up to 24 months, and you have to buy another handset and enter into another contract. This is more revenue for the phone company.

There is a simple way of making lost or stolen mobiles useless to
thieves and the phone companies know about it, but keep it quiet.

To check your mobile phone's serial number, key in the following on your phone:

star-hash-zero-six-hash ( * # 0 6 # ) and a fifteen digit code will
appear on the screen. This is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it safe. Should your mobile 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 did this, there would be no point in stealing mobile phones.

You may want to send this to as many people with mobiles as possible.

This is true. I checked it out:
http://www.snopes.com/crime/prevent/celltheft.asp

No charge for directory assistance

Phone companies are charging us $1.00 or more for 411 - information calls.

When you need to use the 411 / information option! Simply dial 1-800-FREE-411 or 1 800 373 3411 without incurring a charge.

This is information people don't mind receiving -

Pass it on. Works on home phones and cell phones.

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Old 06-13-2006, 09:33 PM
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I am sending this to family and friends with cell phones.

Thanks for this good information.
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Old 06-13-2006, 09:51 PM
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Thanks Nan! I sent this to my children who have cell phones.
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thanks nan!!!!!!!!!!!!
that is awesome. jesse is always taking my phone to work and he always uses 411. i get so mad when he does that
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Thanks. That is great information.
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great info, Thanks!
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The Free 411 saved us one day when we were in a neighboring city and didn't want to drive all over town looking for something. I didn't know about the other though...thanks for sharing!
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Old 06-14-2006, 11:41 AM
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hum...this didn't work for either DH or me. We have Verizon...
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Hmmm...just now tried it and didn't work for me either. Evidently it only works on GMS cell phones (I don't have that yet). Interesting information on the snopes website though.

http://www.snopes.com/crime/prevent/celltheft.asp
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