Necro-posting in a not-quite one year old thread. Yay me!
So I just got an email of “Five Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do”.
Four things didn’t impress me. They seemed to possibly be regional and/or involve entering various codes onto the phone that you’d probably never remember when you needed them. But one of the things made me remember this thread and make me wonder whether it works or not.
So any thoughts? Anyone interested in trying it out? Let us know.
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. This will save 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! We tried it out and it unlocked our car over a cell phone!
Obviously, this only works if the “spare keys are at home” and attached to another remote keyless entry device.
The email has no information giving a source for this information so I have no idea who the “Editor” is that tried it out.