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Re: Nokia 6010 Reporting in to Mama -- Radio Interference?

Isaiah Beard (
Fri, 04 Mar 2005 15:09:28 -0500

Ted Koppel wrote:

> My new Nokia 6010 has an interesting and somewhat annoying habit. If
> it's anywhere within a 5 foot radius of my PC speakers, I can hear it
> periodically transmitting something (sort of a rhythmic
> dum-diddy-dum-diddy-dum-dum-dum). Sounds like static, but definitely
> with a paced rhythm. I haven't timed the intervals exactly, but it
> seems to take place every 17-20 minutes. In a related activity, I
> hear a big burst of static on my PC speakers, and then some rhythmic
> noise, about 5-7 seconds before the cell phone begins to ring.

> This is the first cell phone I've had that caused these noises. Do I
> have a mutant phone? Is this anything to be concerned about?

I've been noticing lately that a lot of the newer GSM phones are
starting to do this. I worry that GSM handset manufacturers are
starting to get a little bit careless in taking steps to avoid

You will find, however, that CDMA based phones (those on Verizon,
Sprint, Alltel and a few others) will not have this problem. This is
not to say that they are immune to interfering with toher equipment;
they just happen to do it in a way that is far less noticeable to the

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