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White noise during calls?

Pinkstiletto66

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Im assuming it's ATT's reception but do you iPhone 4 users hear it during calls? It almost sounds like a VoIP phone call. Oddly enough my 1x cellphone doesn't give me that. Could it be the phone or a combination of the two?
 

MaxBurn

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Nov 25, 2010
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First time I used some triplefi headphones on a cell phone I was astounded bu how much noise is on a cell call. You just can't hear it on a little speaker on the handset.
 
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Dr McKay

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Aug 11, 2010
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Is it every time you ring anyone? Or only with a certain person, I mean the person could have a faulty Mic or something.

Ive never noticed it on mine.
 
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dude-x

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The carriers intentionally add white noise because are people are so used to the old analog phones that pure silence sounds like a dropped call.

Good headphones will make this noise apparent.

You shouldn't hear it loudly from the phone earphone though. If you do, that's probably a problem.
 
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Pinkstiletto66

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Dec 12, 2010
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Ever phone call I hear it. I don't use the earphones when I'm making most of my calls. Either way I hear it with both the headphones and headset alone.
 
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Pinkstiletto66

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Dec 12, 2010
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While dialing, and the phone is ringing I hear it. When the pick up it's throughout the call. I get distracted sometimes. Like a miniture rainfall in the background. Lol.
 
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zephxiii

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Jun 21, 2010
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Yea white noise is added sometimes to the network. AT&T in the DC area has it on their network, but AT&T in my area (N. IN) does not.
 
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Pinkstiletto66

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Dec 12, 2010
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Yea white noise is added sometimes to the network. AT&T in the DC area has it on their network, but AT&T in my area (N. IN) does not.

Are you serious about adding white noise? That doesnt make any sense. Lol. It's distracting. What kind of  is that? Mannnnn.. I'm so done with AT&T. No bueno.
 
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zephxiii

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Jun 21, 2010
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Are you serious about adding white noise? That doesnt make any sense. Lol. It's distracting. What kind of  is that? Mannnnn.. I'm so done with AT&T. No bueno.

I found it kinda nice actually? It's subtle. You'd let this bother you that much? LOL, they aren't the only ones that have done something like this.
 
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zephxiii

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Jun 21, 2010
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What I hear when I call back east an only be heard in-between speech, and I could barely hear it then.
 
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Misfitgirl

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Nov 23, 2015
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Im assuming it's ATT's reception but do you iPhone 4 users hear it during calls? It almost sounds like a VoIP phone call. Oddly enough my 1x cellphone doesn't give me that. Could it be the phone or a combination of the two?
I have an android (still) and i get some creepy white noise voice. Does your screen ever black out for a second and then come back? Does it happen always or for certain calls? Mines just one person!
 
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hamiltonDSi

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Jul 29, 2012
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I have an android (still) and i get some creepy white noise voice. Does your screen ever black out for a second and then come back? Does it happen always or for certain calls? Mines just one person!
This thread is 5 years old and the iPhone 4 is forgotten. Why on Earth are you replying ?
 
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