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MOBILE PHONES

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USEFUL INFORMATION FOR CELLPHONE OWNERS

Virtually everybody has a mobile phone, however most people have no idea how to set various functions and features, such as call diversion or voicemail facilities. Most users resort to calling their mobile phone provider to set or disable these functions, however, they could easily learn to do this themselves straight from their phone keyboards at no cost or time wasted waiting for an operator to answer.

Australian mobile phones operate on the GSM system and the keyboard codes for all networks are literally the same. The Star "*" and Hash "#" keys are used, along with the numerical codes, to send the various commands to the network or to the phone.

So below are the codes that most people will use to set the various facilities on their phones and networks. Most of the commands will need the user to press the SEND button after the codes are entered.

GLOSSARY
VERY IMPORTANT THINGS THAT ALL MOBILE PHONE USERS SHOULD DO

Most people seem to be completely oblivious to the fact that if their mobile phones are lost or stolen, not only could it cost them a lot of money by thieves running up massive bills from international calls, but especially with smartphones, a lot of crucial and confidential data could fall into the wrong hands. Therefore it is most important to secure your phone to the utmost and make it a very hard task for a thief to profit by your loss.

Mobile phone owners should always be aware of the fact that if their mobile phones are misused by people who have found or stolen them, for instance by them making unauthorised calls, the owners are completely responsible for paying for those calls until they have reported the loss of their phones to their service providers and the police and taken steps to have those phones remotely disabled.

Obviously nobody wants to have their phones stolen and misused but steps can be taken to protect themselves if it occurs. Follow these steps and you should feel a lot more secure about your mobile phone and what it contains.

CALL DIVERSION - ALL CALLS
CALL DIVERSION - CONDITIONAL DIVERTS
DIVERT ALL CALLS TO DESTINATION NUMBER
CALL NOT ANSWERED
DIVERTS FOR ALL CALLS TO DESTINATION NUMBER
DIVERTS WHEN PHONE IS UNREACHABLE
DIVERT WHEN PHONE IS BUSY
BARRING ALL OUTGOING CALLS
BARRING ALL CALLS
BARRING ALL OUTGOING INTERNATIONAL CALLS
BARRING ALL OUTGOING CALLS
BARRING ALL INCOMING CALLS
BARRING ALL INCOMING CALLS IF ROAMING
CALL WAITING
RINGS UNTIL ANSWERED BY VOICEMAIL
SEND OR PREVENT YOUR NUMBER BEING SENT
SEND OR PREVENT INCOMING PHONE NUMBERS BEING SEEN ON YOUR PHONE
SECURITY CODES