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What is this weird interference between my phone and my computer speakers?

Asked by intro24 (1431points) December 10th, 2008

I keep my cell phone near my computer speakers whenever it’s not with me and I’ve found that the computer speakers make a static sound right before the phone shows that I’m recieving a call or a text. The speakers sometimes make the sound in a short burst without reason but not nearly as noticeably. Finally, when I moved the mouse on my old computer and volume at max there was a static sound when I moved it. I have a Verizon Dare and standard Dell speakers. Overall, I’m just wondering if anyone can explain exactly whats going on. Any ideas?

Sorry about the long details and thanks in advanced.

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andrew's avatar

It’s GSM-band interference, if I remember correctly. I remember a YouTube video showing that you could put a square of aluminium foil on the back of your phone to stop this.

juanbs's avatar

it’s some kind of weard interference that happens with every speaker (i think so) that’s next to any phone.

sndfreQ's avatar

Only GSM- the CDMA phones don’t have this problem.

aidje's avatar

By the way, the “short burst without reason” is the phone pinging the network. That’s why it happens even though no call or text is being received.

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