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Al Klein wrote:
On Tue, 19 Sep 2006 11:44:21 -0400, "thesavagebelcher"
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The above transcript is an URBAN LEGEND.


It 100% WILL NOT work as stated.


Also ...

3) I do not recall the process, but: For those who have a Nokia cell
phone and MUST make an emergency call while the battery is almost dead
there is a reserve battery inside the Nokia that can be called upon to
boost your power level by about 50% via the keypad. When the regular
battery is recharged this emergency one will also recharge. Anyone
recall the steps to this?


There's an internal battery in some phones to keep the memory alive if
you change batteries, but it wouldn't actually run the phone for more
than a small fraction of a second. It's about as powerful as the CMOS
battery in a computer.


I have no knowledge of such a battery in cellphones, and wonder why
they would use such a battery if flash memory is available.

Now notebooks have/had "bridging batteries." These are small
rechargable batteries often hidden in the hinge. This is to keep
registers in the CPU and mobo alive as you do a battery change. I don't
believe there is a way to operate the notebook on the bridging battery.
It's presence often shows up in situations where you need to reset the
mobo.


4) There is also a way to access your cell phone serial number from
your keypad so you can write it down. Then you can call the phone
company and have that cell phone totally disabled should it be stolen.
Even if the thief has some kind of access card it still will not allow
calls from that cell phone. You probably will NOT get your phone back
but you can rest in knowing that the thief can no longer get any benefit
out of it either! :-)


Or just tell the company to disable the phone you have on your account
- they have all the information they need in their database. Although
you CAN get the IMEI of a cellphone very easily.



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