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Re: Cell Phones and Pagers -- Can You Hear Buzzing?

Tony P. (
Thu, 26 Jan 2006 20:11:38 -0500

In article <>, cmoore@ARL.ARMY.MIL

> I recall hearing a remark, in one place (stage-play venue?) that I was
> in, that cell phones and pagers should be turned OFF, not to silent
> (vibrating?) mode, because the vibration causes a buzzing nsound which
> can be heard. This does not seem to me to be a common request
> (although, in an orchestra I play in on a volunteer basis, I noticed
> at least one cell phone in use and am willing to let it remain on in
> silent mode). Have any of you out there heard of request to turn
> those things off as opposed to use of silent mode?

I don't know if its the light buzz or not, but vibrate is definitely
good for a thing called beepilepsy.

I can recall a rather boring move meeting back in the mid 90's. I.T.
crew all had those Skytel pagers and we had monitoring sofware on the
servers to tell us when something went wrong.

Well -- the boss and I are pretty much snoozing through the meeting when
all of a sudden our pagers go off. Both of us bolted upright, looked at
the pagers and saw gibberish. Off to the elevator to head down to the
computer room And while in there everyones pagers are going off. Uh oh.

Turns out Skytel had a little meltdown that day. Most interesting.

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