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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by benfilan, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. benfilan macrumors 6502

    benfilan

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    has anyone noticed how intrusive the interference is from the iphone when you're using a landline phone in close proximity? its crazy! i have to hide my iPhone in a drawer or far, far away. everyone in the office shouts at me when they're trying to use thier phones :(:rolleyes:
     
  2. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    I have a stereo hooked up to my mac and every 15 minutes I get the 'merps' when iPhone is checking for mail etc. I have to put phone on shelf away from mac. Its a pain in the ass when charging though because the cable isn't long enough to prevent the 'merps'.
     
  3. memesmith macrumors regular

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    its no worse in my experience than any mobile phone.
     
  4. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

    Big-TDI-Guy

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    Have you ever used a CDMA phone (Verizon, for example?)

    That noise is VERY common with GSM. (the technology iPhone uses)

    I hate GSM - and contemplate going back to Verizon - just because I need a phone that works first - a media device second. (and the iPhone has that reversed, IMO)
     
  5. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    Is it just me or does having a case of the "merps" sound like some horrible STD?
    :eek:
     
  6. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    True I forgot to add that bit. I find vodafone gets the loudest merps. Tmobile is not too bad at all and iPhone (o2) is in between.
     
  7. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

    Big-TDI-Guy

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    It kinda is - as one would be embarrassed to have an STD and keep that fact on the DL - with my RF Engineer friends - I try to keep my GSM phone on the DL.
     
  8. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

    MacBoobsPro

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    merps: multiple electronic recurring phone sound
     
  9. benfilan thread starter macrumors 6502

    benfilan

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3B48a Safari/419.3)

    its definitely worse than a normal phone. Especially when I'm in a poor signal edge area.
     
  10. jwkicks macrumors newbie

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  11. SpankWare macrumors regular

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    Before I got an iPhone I only heard the sound when I was on the phone with a colleage who's Blackberry was too close to their phone. Occasionally I hear mine chirping up the speaker on my Cisco IP Phone or the baby monitor at home.
     

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