How To Unlock the Secret Extra Battery Life In Your Cell Phone
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2007
by Theresa Lane
Have you ever ended up in a situation where your cell phone battery was dying on you at the wrong time and you did not have your charger on you?
Relax; there is a quick fix to unlock the extra battery life to your cell phone.
To activate this hidden battery life, press the keys *3370# on your cell phone.
This battery reserve will get charged as well the next time that you charge your cell phone and will continue to show on your battery diagnostic page or instrument panel.
The code works by telling your cell phone how to reallocate battery power to only necessary functions.
This is extremely handy if you have a PDA cell phone.
Whilst this may be considered by some to be a urban legend, it actually did work for me.
Editors Note: This advice has been reported to be an urban legend and is considered not true. The 3370# function is available on some Nokia phones and turns on "enhanced full rate codec" which actually reduces talk time. Please see http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/cellphones.asp
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» left by zim from earth 4 years 267 days ago.
» left by Jay from USA 4 years 124 days ago.
I wish i could try it out but my phone is already dead. So can anyone help me out. I left my LG charger at home and im at work,
» left by nicky from las vegas 4 years 70 days ago.
didn't work on my black berry pearl
» left by Anonymous 4 years 7 days ago.
negative... it didn't work on mine... sorry
» left by Victor Hugo from Los Angeles 3 years 351 days ago.
do u press this after the battery runs out(dead phone), or when u have extremely low battery????????» left by Theresa Lane 3 years 351 days ago.
This article is old and does not work with the new generation of phones. When this article was applicable, you would do it when the phone was low, not dead.
» left by bobby long from Australia 2 years 109 days ago.
Nup- My e-63 did`nt do a thing, One more Urban-myth bites the dust...
» left by Rielly from Australia 2 years 90 days ago.
Everyone listen, this code is only usable with older generation phones. So please stop complaining about it not working on your new phones, it is how it is. If it bothers you that much, get an old phone :D
» left by Theresa L from Boston, MA 2 years 90 days ago.
Thank you Rielly! This code may have only been compatible with the Siemens SX66 PDA phone, that was released 4 years ago. This is an old article and is here for archival purposes. This information is no longer valid in 2011.
» left by gary 1 year 208 days ago.
Does it work for Samsung Galaxy android? I have soft keys so what app do I use to display keys to enter *3370# ?
» left by non of your bisnes 1 year 31 days ago.
did not work on my blackberry curve 8520