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Can I Unlock my Car over a Cell Phone?

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Well..... in a word- No.

      Many older keychain fobs work by infra-red, which cannot be transmitted over a phone. Even if it is using a low powered encoded radio signal, that wouldn't be transmitted over a cell phone either.

      The email is a total hoax.

Debunking links below:

Thanks Rich for the tip for:

Email hoax quoted below

To: The Desk's Day Job
From: Richard
Subject: locked keys in car
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 15:35:13 -0400

Good Afternoon!

Not sure if this "Really" works or not, but who knows? If you're in a tight spot ... it'll be worth a try!

Good Luck!


Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 17:18:17 +0000

Locked your keys in your car????

If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone on your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the other person at your home press the unlock button of your key fob (clicker), holding it near the phone on their end. Your car doors will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you.

Distance is no object you could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other "remote" for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk!).

Editor's Note * It works fine! We tried it out, and it unlocked our car over a cell phone!)

Mike's Note * I locked the car had my youngest daughter call me while I was too far away from the car.?? I clicked open into the phone and I could hear the car doors unlock through her cell phone.. My daughter confirmed that sure enough the doors opened.

Pass this one on to your friends...

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