Jafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7057 times:
Quoting Foppishbum (Thread starter): Have you ever get annoyed by your cancer phone that makes your speakers or radio alarm clocks produce those static noises? Is there anyway to eliminate that?
Nope, it'll do it every time it sends or receives a text message, or rings or it switches transmitters, if you live in a zone that is serviced by two transmitters, neither of them dominant, you'll get it a lot.
There are masking devices but i think they affect signal strength.
You could try either moving house (difficult) or changing your room around to keep max distance between phone and electrical devices.
707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7050 times:
Well, the only way to avoid those is to have your phone in a safe distance from the aforementioned speakers.
In any case, you will get such static with any cell phone, as when a cell phone emits, it needs to broadcast with quite a powerful emission in order to reach the nearest BTS (Base Transceiver Station), which can be a few kilometers away if you're not in a city, and several buildings away if you are in a city.
Hence the equation : powerful radiowaves at a frequency that interferes with ordinary speakers -> no need to change your phone, you'll get them anyway.
So really, the only way to avoid that is to put your phone at least one meter from the 'annoyed speaker', it usually does the trick.
On the other hand, you usually get those static when your phone is about to ring (it starts to emit to communicate with the BTS when an incoming call arrives), so you can also use that as a 'pre-ring'
(then again, your phone will emit also on a 'random' schedule, just to confirm with the network that it is still alive and registered. Then you'll get an the static noise for a couple of seconds, but no more)
Really? What manufacturer? And is it American 3G or Asian 3G (heard there are different definitions of 3G). I'm not a tech wiz though so I'm not sure.
Quoting 707CMF (Reply 3): at least one meter from the 'annoyed speaker', it usually does the trick.
My tiny apartment only has limited room. I guess I can put it at the opposite corner? But that means if someone important calls me, I'll have to get up, walk a couple feet, and answer the phone. hahaha...yes, I'm what some would consider lazy.
Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 4): Move the phone away from the speakers/radio/PC/whatever is getting the static...
I tried putting my phone at the opposite side of my electronics and when it gets an e-mail, it still makes those annoying sounds. Tried using Bluetooth too but I guess my room is too small so that no matter where I put it, it cause the speakers to make those noises.
Sigh...I guess I'm stuck with the noise. It get VERY annoying when I'm pulling an all-nighter trying to study for exams.
Iakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3320 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7033 times:
The phone radiates, that's what you expect it to do.
Your speakers are not shielded, they (the cables) pick up the magnetic field generated by the phone.
Remedy: use shielded cables or put a choke in the cables (turn the cable couple of times around a ferrite ring, as close as possible to the speaker box)
Foppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 865 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7020 times:
Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 8): Dude...look in the users manual, somewhere in there it will tell you about the "Off" switch...
Ugh, it's painful to be popular ya know? j/k. I know I know. But I just feel safer with my cancer phone on just in case I get a heart attack or get attack by extraterrestrial life forms. And no, I don't have a landline that cost some more money and my paycheck is already thin enough.