Cell Phone Secrets

By: Brandon Lokits Email
By: Brandon Lokits Email

There are a lot of things that cell phones can do, but are all of these tricks fact or fiction?

These days cell phones do a lot more than just make calls. We use them to check our e-mail, as calculators or even our day planners. But what else can these tiny little wonders do?

We uncovered a myth here that says you can take two cell phones, one at home and one at work, and your keyless entry to the car. You get a phone call from home and here at work while you are on the phone standing next to your vehicle, they can push the button and unlock your car. We decided we'd give that experiment a try, but unfortunately failed.

We weren't the only ones who have tried this and failed.

"It's an urban legend. It's a myth. I don't know where it comes from, it's just a myth. We actually tried it one time and it didn't work. The key fob carries a frequency and the key fob can't transmit that frequency over the phone," said Ryan Smith, Leachman-Buick Service Manager.

Well maybe your cell phone can't do that, but what about something everyone's cell phone can do? How about calling directory assistance? Depending on your cell phone provider it could cost $1.50 to $2.00 for each call to 411. But what if you could get that same service for free?

1-800-FREE-411 is the same quality nationwide directory assistance, but it's free.It's free because at the beginning of each call you listen to a short advertisement. It's the advertisements that pay for the directory assistance.

Free-411 works anywhere you have phone service. Normal directory assistance can cost anywhere from $1.50 to $2.00. This service won't connect you to the listing, but they will give you the number over the phone or send you a text message if you would like. However, normal text message fees will apply.

1-800-FREE-411 has saved its users more than $400 million so far and they have received more than 200-million calls to date.

Just another way to use that handy little device and if you don't have a cell phone, you can call and get the same service from your land line.

Even though our experiment didn't work, you may want to try it for yourself. It could save the day, but free directory assistance, that will work for anyone.

For more information on free directory assistance, click here.


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