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Speakers act up to cell phone


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I didn't post this in the help forums since I'm not really asking for help.
I usually bring my cell phone with me when I go on the computer. When I send a text message, or right before I recieve one, my speakers make a wierd sound. It sounds like morse code (- . . - . . - . . -) and it's usually louder when I recieve a text than when I send one. Is this normal?
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Yes, I hear the same issue.
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I get the same thing. I hear that I'm going to receive a call through my speakers before my cell phone even rings.... hehe. No problem afterwards while talking either on phone or through speakers though.
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It's interference from the radio frequency used by the cell phone networks. Read more here.

Edited by sari, 23 August 2007 - 01:35 PM.
My original sentence was not grammatically well-written.

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Do cell phones interfere with communications on airplanes?
Experts have debated for years whether it is safe to use cell phones on airplanes. Most of the evidence suggesting that it interferes with aviation equipment is anecdotal. But last year, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University concluded that cell phones can disrupt normal operation of key cockpit instruments, especially Global Positioning System receivers, which are increasingly vital for safe landings, according to Bill Strauss, an expert in aircraft electromagnetic compatibility at the Naval Air Warfare Center in Patuxent River, Md., and one of the researchers who conducted the study. Strauss said risks are caused by radio emissions from cellular calls that are higher than previously believed.


Bah, Mythbusters said it wasnt true, I believe them before some "expert" :whistling:
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Do cell phones interfere with communications on airplanes?
Experts have debated for years whether it is safe to use cell phones on airplanes. Most of the evidence suggesting that it interferes with aviation equipment is anecdotal. But last year, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University concluded that cell phones can disrupt normal operation of key cockpit instruments, especially Global Positioning System receivers, which are increasingly vital for safe landings, according to Bill Strauss, an expert in aircraft electromagnetic compatibility at the Naval Air Warfare Center in Patuxent River, Md., and one of the researchers who conducted the study. Strauss said risks are caused by radio emissions from cellular calls that are higher than previously believed.


Bah, Mythbusters said it wasnt true, I believe them before some "expert" :blink:


Agreed :whistling:

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*Transience falls into line behind monster and jaxisland on this one.
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Except that that wasn't really the point of this thread.

Think about it though. If they were to allow cell phone usage on planes, you could be stuck next to the person who not only had a bad problem with body odor, but he could spend most of the flight talking loudly on his cell phone about how his hemorrhoids were killing him and he couldn't wait to get the warts removed from his feet. If you think it's bad being stuck near loud cellphone talkers in a restaurant or a store, imagine being stuck on a plane with one of those people. At that point, you might be hoping that the interference would be on the phone end so he would have to hang up.
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If you think it's bad being stuck near loud cellphone talkers in a restaurant or a store, imagine being stuck on a plane with one of those people. At that point, you might be hoping that the interference would be on the phone end so he would have to hang up.

i once threw a guy's cellphone out of his hand and across a resteraunt because he was talking way too loud ("yeah...he'll have to call you back...once he finds his phone again" *chuck* *crash*)...i know that we're a busy country...with a digitally connected workforce...but keep the volume down at a resteraunt
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