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Annoying Cell Phone Static Sound Thingy

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:20 pm
by foppishbum
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?

It gets really annoying after a while but my contract with AT&T is two years so can't get a new phone cus I don't have the greens to buy a phone at retail price. Sigh...  banghead 







annoyed by the cell
foppish bum

RE: Annoying Cell Phone Static Sound Thingy

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:36 pm
by jafa39
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.

RE: Annoying Cell Phone Static Sound Thingy

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:38 pm
by jamesbaldwyn
I don't know if I'm being stupid, but my new 3G Phone doesn't make any noises what so ever. I turned on my old phone and it started buzzing and making all the other annoying noises they do.

RE: Annoying Cell Phone Static Sound Thingy

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:42 pm
by 707CMF
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)

Cheers,

707, former cellphone manufacturer

RE: Annoying Cell Phone Static Sound Thingy

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:45 pm
by carmenlu15
Quoting Foppishbum (Thread starter):
Is there anyway to eliminate that?

Move the phone away from the speakers/radio/PC/whatever is getting the static...  Silly

Seriously, I haven't found any other solution for that. Funny how my boss's phone (a Palm Treo) will start causing static before it even rings...

RE: Annoying Cell Phone Static Sound Thingy

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:59 pm
by mhodgson
Quoting Jamesbaldwyn (Reply 2):

Actually, now you mention it, my new 3G phone doesn't either, and it lives next to a set of speakers. It used to be an easy way of answering the phone before it rang!

RE: Annoying Cell Phone Static Sound Thingy

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:02 pm
by foppishbum
Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 1):
You could try either moving house (difficult) or changing your room around to keep max distance between phone and electrical devices.

Don't think there much I can do there  tongue  my apartment is tiny.

Quoting Jamesbaldwyn (Reply 2):
my new 3G Phone doesn't make any noises what so ever

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.  Smile

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.  tongue  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.  banghead 


Peace,
foppish bum

RE: Annoying Cell Phone Static Sound Thingy

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:09 pm
by iakobos
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)

RE: Annoying Cell Phone Static Sound Thingy

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:17 pm
by jafa39
Quoting Foppishbum (Reply 6):
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.

Dude...look in the users manual, somewhere in there it will tell you about the "Off" switch...  Wink

RE: Annoying Cell Phone Static Sound Thingy

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:20 pm
by foppishbum
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?  tongue  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  Sad that cost some more money and my paycheck is already thin enough.




extremely popular...but not
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