04-01-2009 11:17 PM
This is my first GSM account (Rogers) and have been introduced to this insanely loud audio interference --- like morse code --- through my desktop speakers. Even when they're turned right down. I have a small broadcast quality sound studio where all cables are balanced; all equipment is shielded/well made; etc. and I STILL get it there.
It happens whenever a call is coming in, or a calendar alarm is going off, or 'EDGE arrows' start flashing. For a while at the office it seemed to stop when I activated Wi-Fi. But that doesn't seem to work at home.
It's all over the net. Rogers says it's "normal". I'm just stunned that this has been going on all this time and people tolerate it. I can't have important phone calls disrupted (a client asked what the noise was. They could hear it!). I sure can't walk in to a studio where huge amounts of money are being spent by someone on an audio mix and start shooting this crap off in the speakers. I don't want my already feeble concentration broken, or meetings disrupted. Are people actually doing this, or are they turning off their phones?
I'm going to try ferrite beads (ferrite beads!) as per: http://www.engadget.com/2008/08/02/killing-your-ph
I've made a short 10 second MP3 recording of the sound while talking to illustrate how loud it is. If it's of any use, and there's a way of posting it here I'd be happy to do so.
I was really looking forward to this 8900, but this is completely unacceptable and I don't see the device with the CDMA carriers in Ontario.
Does anyone have a solution?
More than grateful for any help.
04-04-2009 11:53 AM