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10 Handy Numbers to Save in Your Mobile Phone


“Fortune favors the prepared mind.” Louis Pasteur

1.  Lost or Stolen Credit Card Hotline
Sure, the number for your credit card issuer is conveniently located on the back of your credit card… that is until the card gets lost or stolen.  It’s nice to be able to cancel a credit card the minute you realize it’s missing.  That way you can solve the problem before it starts by avoiding the need to deal with expunging malicious charges.

2.  Car Insurance Claims Hotline
Pretty much the first number you should call when you get in a car accident.  Or the second number if the accident was severe, just after calling 911.

3.  Free 411 From Anywhere
It’s always nice to have the ability to find a phone number or address to a specific business of interest when you are on the road.  If you don’t have an internet ready mobile phone 411 is you next best bet.  It’s the 411 information hotline and it beats the heck out of paying your mobile service provider 75 cents for their sub-par directory assistance.

4.  Local Locksmith
There’s nothing worse than being locked out, especially at night.  Save yourself the hassle of trying to find a reputable locksmith with reasonable prices when you are locked out and stressed out.  Do a little homework now and find yourself a reputable locksmith that has a 24 hour emergency call service.  Find a local locksmith on

5.  A Friendly Colleague’s Direct Line
You can use this person as a messenger to pass an important piece of information on to your manager or someone else at the office when you are on the road.  Or you can call them if you accidentally left an important phone number or piece of information behind at the office.  Tell this person that you would be happy to return the favor anytime.

6.  Local Towing Service or CAA
When your car breaks down in an inconvenient location this number will make your life a lot easier.  The company with the largest geographic service area is always your best bet.  Find a local towing service on  If you have CAA, congrats for being wise.

7.  Home or Work Entry
You should always have an entry for Home and/or Work in your mobile phones.  Each entry should point to your direct corresponding number at each location.  These entries are not there to help you call your home or your work.  They are there just in case you lose your phone and someone with a little honesty and compassion finds it.  It gives this person an easy way of getting in touch with you.

8.  Primary Care Physician
If you are on the road or out of town and a non-emergency medical issue arises, it’s always nice to be able to run the information past your primary care physician or one of his/her nurses.  After all, this is the medical team that has familiarity with all your recent personal medical history.  They may be able to give you more insight into your problem by weighing your symptoms against your historical medical files and profile.

9.  Airlines Reservations Hotline
Obviously this one helps out more when you’re traveling, but believe me someday it will come in handy.  When you’re on a trip far away from home and your rental car gets a flat tire on the way to the airport, or your luggage is lost, or you are running late and need to check your flight status… these are times when having your Airlines on speed dial saves you some serious peace of mind.  Airlines reservation hotlines usually bring you directly to a human being, so it’s a good number to use to get a hold of someone that can transfer you in the right direction if necessary.

10. Google Text
Not many people realize that Google offers a text message service that answer questions, gives you directions and offers show times, standard text messaging rates applied of course. At the very least it’s extremely useful should you need some basic info or require the latest updates on sports, movies, definitions and more. Just send a text saying TIPS to 466453, and see for yourself!



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