Make sure that you record the IMEI number on your phone; you can access
it by inputting*#06# into your cell phone. It is also to be found under
the battery. It is an acronym for:- International Mobile Equipment Identity - numbers of mobile. Whan you report it stolen your mobile network provider can then 'blacklist the phone.- - Axel Klystron Perth Scotland
You never need to change your number. Despite what the salesman says you can hang on to your old number.
Several companies will arrange for you. -- Arthur Middleton -- Imperial,
Mobile phone insurance. Does my house contents insurance cover the theft of mobile phones?
How can I get my SIM copied? -- Ric E
A hands-free kit will lessen the microwave energy reaching your breain by over 99% -- DME
If you are worried about the damage done to your brain by Microwave
energy from the antenna then use a hands free kit. Most of the devices
that claim to shield your brain are worse than useless, some actually
focus the energy into your head. -- D Edmonds
Some believe that Mobiles
are responsible for the increase in Uveal Melanomas, a form of eye
cancer. Ali. Al-Daher L.A
an Electronic Engineer to fit a couple of ferrite beads on the cable to
your "hands free", that should stop the radio frequency energy
travelling up the cable. -- Sam Clark,
IARC which which is the cancer research part of the World Health
Organisation issued a press release which identifies emissions from
mobile phones as "possibly carcinogenic to humans. A working group
concluded that the evidence there is some risk and that we should "keep
a close watch for a link between cell phones and cancer risk." Lyon,
France, May 31, 2011 -- The WHO/International Agency for Research on
Cancer (IARC) -- DME
I always switch off my mobile
before driving off in a car. Nothing can be more important than getting
back to my family in one piece -- Darren Edmonds
Pay attention to the signal strength indication on your mobile. The
power used by your phone can vary by as much as sixteen times depending
on whether you are getting good signals from the local transmitter.
Your battery will last much longer if you are in a good reception area.
Just stepping outside your car to get better reception can often double
battery life (and halve the amount of energy zapping your head) -- D Edmonds
life of nickel cadmium and nickel metal hydride batteries can be
extended by ensuring that each time a battery is used it is charged and
discharged fully. Most of us are unable to do this every time so try to
make sure that it happens at least once a week. -- Davit Merten
you are concerned that the phone you are buying is giving out an
unnecessarily high level of microwave radiation, you should ask about
the SAR rating, a good dealer will be able to tell you the ratings for
the phones he is selling. The rating, and therefore the dosage can vary
by up to twenty times. The Institute for Satellite and Mobile
Communications carried out tests that showed Motorola's Star Tac 130(A)
to be the best with an SAR of 0.1. The worst was 2.67 i.e. it was
twenty times worse. - Daily News Nov99
Darius Leszczynski from the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority of Finland
has conducted research that confirms that there are damaging effects from the
radiation that is emitted from mobile phones. He has written a report that
claims that there is a failure of the blood-brain barrier in both rats and
humans who have been exposed to even moderate amounts of radiation.
An intact blood-brain barrier is essential to protect the delicate brain
cells from damage from neurotoxic substances accumulating and poisoning brain
Security - If you are worried
about thieves targeting you for your mobile phone then using a vibrating
sounder when in public places can improve your chances of hanging on to it.
Using a mobile phone while walking along the street is just asking for it to be
snatched. I am talking from experience -- Comi Ed
Mobile Phone use in Petrol Stations - Safety Alert Shell have issued a warning about mobile phones - they have reported 3
incidents recently where mobile phones have ignited fumes whilst being
answered/ringing during fuel operations:
1. A phone was placed on the boot lid during refuelling, it rang and the
ensuing fire destroyed the car and the pump.
2. An individual suffered burns to the face when fumes ignited as he
answered a call during fuelling.
3. An individual suffered burns to the thigh and groin as fumes ignited
when the phone, which was in his pocket, rang during fuelling. Why did
it happen? It is a misconception that Mobile Phones can't ignite
fuel/flumes. It is believed that the more modern phones (those that
light up when either switched on or when they ring) have enough energy
released to provide the spark for ignition.
1. Mobile phones should not be used in filling stations
2. Mobile phones should be turned off before exiting the vehicle when
stopping in a filling station.
3. All Road users have a special
responsibility for the safety of themselves, their passengers,
other road users and pedestrians.
4. NEVER try to use a hand-held mobile phone or device for any reason while
5. ONLY ever make or take a hands-free call when you are
certain it is completely safe to do so.
KEEP conversations short and easy - end calls that become
difficult, distracting or stressful immediately.
6. SET UP the advanced functions of your mobile phone
device, such as the messaging service, to give yourself
time and peace of mind to focus on your driving,
7. When it doubt - switch it OFF
Help bring an end to the alarming
sight of motorists trying to drive and hold a mobile phone at the
same time. It is simply unlawful, unacceptable and unnecessarily
dangerous. If you currently have, or are thinking of buying a mobile
phone, please consider the purchase of a
hands-free kit that you can arrange to have installed in your car. --
Dave Gall, Blackheath, London England
Useful tip: If you have a passenger, ask them to manage
your mobile calls for you.
Useful tip: Why not give yourself time and concentration
for your mobile calls by taking a break from driving and
Useful tip: Tell your caller you are driving before you begin
your conversation, and that you may need to end your short
call at any time.
Useful tip: Voice messaging means you never need miss
At the heart of the matter is driver alertness and distraction. It is all
too easy to become absorbed in conversation, particularly if it is an
important call. "it is far safer not to use any
telephone while you are driving - find a safe place to stop first".
Remember, on a motorway, parking doesn't mean the hard
shoulder which, by law, can only be used in an emergency. Using a
mobile phone on a petrol station forecourt is forbidden. As a
personal precaution, try not to park conspicuously; lock the doors
and secure the windows. If you are driving in your job, always check
your employer's guidelines as well.
The Jargon -
2G - Second Generation systems such as GSM.
3G -Third Generation
4G - Proposed standard which will have full TV equivalent capability and data downloads at more than 500Mbits per second
Bluetooth - Cable-free connection between your mobile and handsets,
EMS - A messaging system that is more feature-rich than SMS.
GPRS - General Packet Radio Service. A system of data delivery
using techniques similar to that used on the internet.
GSM - European digital system, a bit dated and not useful for data.
MP3 - An audio compression system that allows information to take up less space on memory and for more to be transmitted with only an
imperceptible loss of quality.
SMS - Short Messaging Service. Texting in other words.
SIM Card - A small module that contains a silicon chip that
"personalises" your phone. It also has a limited amount of
WAP - Wireless Application Protocol
OS - Operating System. PDAs and some phones are really miniature computers
requiring special low level software liven up the device and to handle the
many tasks. This can be one of the following "flavors":- Windows CE, Palm or
Symbian/Epoc. Operating systems are sometimes described as "software platforms".
PDA - Personal Digital Assistant