Crackling Speaker

powerbook911

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Today I noticed when my phone rang the speaker was crackling and it sounded very strange. Now sometimes it sounds half-normal, and sometimes bad again.

Anyone have an experience like this? I guess I have to call Apple care :(
 

plumbingandtech

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Unfornately that is normal.

It is the GSM of the phone talking to your mobile tower.

If someone has a fix I don't know about it.

Apple can not do anything about it.
 

powerbook911

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Unfornately that is normal.

It is the GSM of the phone talking to your mobile tower.

If someone has a fix I don't know about it.

Apple can not do anything about it.
You realize it's the ringtones and my music that sounds strange right and only when coming out the bottom speaker? I don't see how it can be the cell network, and it didn't happen for two months?

Of course, if that is normal I'll accept it.
 

plumbingandtech

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You realize it's the ringtones and my music that sounds strange right and only when coming out the bottom speaker? I don't see how it can be the cell network, and it didn't happen for two months?

Of course, if that is normal I'll accept it.
Oops. Sorry that does sound strange... If you live near an apple store i would schedule a trip.
 

powerbook911

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Oops. Sorry that does sound strange... If you live near an apple store i would schedule a trip.
Thanks. I don't. I went ahead and called. They were nice about it. He told me to do a restore through iTunes and if still bad, they'll schedule a repair. Just my luck. ha-ha. :(
 

powerbook911

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It seems better after the restore, though I'm scared it will happen again. Hopefully not.
 

powerbook911

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It keeps happening periodically. :( :(

I'm sending it in for repair. Paid $30 for the loaner. How I wish I had a cheap unlocked GSM phone to use when it was going in.