Anyone notice there is no more GSM noise?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by KauaiBruce, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

    KauaiBruce

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    I noticed something really nice last night. The new phone does not make my speakers buzz!

    I can finally keep it next to my computer. I am sure someone out there knows exactly why but I am assuming it is because I have a good 3G connection so it does not use edge at all.
     
  2. southerndoc macrumors 6502a

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    If that's the case, then that's reason enough for me to go ahead and buy a 3G phone. I HATE the speaker interference.
     
  3. richard4339 macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed it at work, but I drop between 3G and Edge at work. Our building has an AT&T 3G tower in the parking lot, but in this room, reception is sketchy.
     
  4. Decrepit macrumors 65816

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    I was thinking the same thing. I didn't know it was just GSM that did it. I haven't found a real reason to buy an iPhone 3G since my region won't see 3G data for a while. But not having to keep my phone at a distance from my clock radio or my computer speakers is definitely a huge plus.
     
  5. Krevnik macrumors 68040

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    There is GSM noise if you are getting EDGE reception. If you are getting 3G reception there isn't. It has to do with the frequencies used for each, and the fact that they are separate.

    There is nothing magical about the new iPhone which kills GSM noise. Just that the GSM/EDGE frequencies are in the band that interfere with speakers as a side-effect. CMDA and 3G aren't.
     
  6. KauaiBruce thread starter macrumors 6502a

    KauaiBruce

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    That alone will make me get a dock. I never used the old dock because it was by my computer and the noise made me crazy. We have 3G everywhere on our island you can get a phone signal. I heard the AT&T rep that did the upgrades :DREALLY liked Kauai.
     
  7. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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    this is a great news. I no longer have to turn off my speaker when I'm on a conference call. I normally would have to hide my phone far aways from the speakers.
     

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