Saturday, May 3, 2008

Stupid thing of the week

I know you have all been dying to read about the stupid thing (yes only one) I did this week so here it goes...

I was trying to stay ahead of the game by charging my phone of Friday morning. I have a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOng commute home on Friday afternoons and I never want to be stuck on the road without a cell phone. When you have a tendency to accidentally drive off of the road onto the grass like I do- you need said cell phone.

Well I accidentally locked my phone. I never put a code on my phone but it locked anyway. I started freaking out and asking everyone in my mom's house how to unlock that darn mint green chocolate monster.

try 0000
try****
try 1234

nope- none of it worked

I call Pete and ask for his help. He said to try the last four digits of the phone number. I tried this three times and it still doesn't work. GGRRR

I Googled, "Help! I locked my cell phone" and I was introduced to the world of phone hacking. I read on some message board to try dialing *228 to update the phone.

I dialed *228 and as I sat listening to menu options I had an AHA moment...

WHEN I TRIED PUTTING THE LAST 4 DIGITS OF MY PHONE NUMBER IN AS THE CODE- I WAS USING THE WRONG NUMBER!

Minutes later my phone was unlocked!

Well at least I updated my PRL (Preferred Roaming List) when I dialed *228.

AND yes I am up at 4 a.m. because my legs are pins and needles. DAMN restless leg syndrome

5 comments:

Lori said...

oops! well at least you got it fixed and found a whole new world on the internet for you in the process

Pam said...

sorry you were awake at 4 am but glad you found out how to unlock your phone. I would not have known how to do that.

Dana said...

Silly.... i did that once; but thank god I automatically thought to enter the last 4 digits of my # and it became unlocked.. I would have benn paniacking too...

Cat said...

Too funny! I have that horrible restless leg syndrome too! Pain in the a$$!

Erin said...

well of course u used the wrong # how often do u call ur own?
and i understand the restless leg syndrome...i have restless mind syndrome..up all night sometimes with a million things running thru my head!