Can GSM buzz be a dealbreaker??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jena55, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. jena55 macrumors member

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    My office is loaded with crappy speakers and phone equipment apparently. I had an iphone in there once and everything was popping like crazy. i could barely talk on my office phone it was so distracting. Is there anything to do to really fix this problem?? Even when I set the phone away from the electronics the popping continued. I really want an iphone but unless there is something i can really do about this I am thinking this could be a major problem. I mean, it is bad enough in my office.. but how about when i walk in coworkers offices (who all have the same office phones and speakers as me) and everything starts popping. Is there a case that can help with this problem??? I have read about the aluminum foil trick and all but I am interested to hear from some of you how you handle this and if it is much of a problem.

    Oh- as of now, the town in which i work does not have 3g- so i would be on edge at work. Also- i am on verizon now so don't deal with GSM buzz at all with my current phone.

    Thanks,
    Jena
     
  2. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    I have had a few encounters now where I am servicing at someone office and the person at the desk nearest me asks if I can turn off my phone, it's bugging him he can't hear. Turns out the entire office is full of crappy headsets they all use.

    It's a bummer when cell phones do this, tbh any phone you have would make the same buzz as the iPhone does.
     
  3. fehhkk macrumors 6502a

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    I notice the buzzing only when my phone roams on EDGE. On 3G I have no buzzing at all.

    A magnet (ferrite core) could solve your phone's buzzing.
     
  4. moka macrumors 6502a

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    The speakers and headphones are not shielded right for cellular interferance, nothing you can really do about it...
     
  5. Madmic23 macrumors 6502a

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    That's not entirely true. Only gsm phones interfere with speakers and headsets. CDMA phones do not interfere with speakers like that. I work in an office full of blackberry users on gsm, and I had to turn off my computer speakers due to all of the noise (especially when their phones rang!)

    I have a CDMA based blackberry, and it produces zero interference with the othe electronics in the office.

    Like the OP said, I beleive this is an EDGE only concern and is not an issue with 3G as it is essentially an improved version of CDMA.
     
  6. badboy600 macrumors member

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    Back in the edge days I had to keep my iphone in my backpack under my desk to stop the buzz
     
  7. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Oh CDMA and 3G both produce interference just it is going to be out side of human hearing range. The buzz we here with GSM is because it operates at a frequency that will cause speakers to buzz in our hearing range.

    As for ways to avoid it is to get better speakers where their power amps are shielded.
     

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