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JnC

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Then that sounds like the usual GSM interference noise. Usually it's no more than around 5-7 pulses.

If it's a problem, start looking at using shielded cables with your speakers if possible, as well as using a power strip that provides a good ground. Avoid rat nests of wire. Also try repositioning the dock and USB cable for the iPhone.
 

HarleyS

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Then that sounds like the usual GSM interference noise. Usually it's no more than around 5-7 pulses.

If it's a problem, start looking at using shielded cables with your speakers if possible, as well as using a power strip that provides a good ground. Avoid rat nests of wire. Also try repositioning the dock and USB cable for the iPhone.
Yah if i streach it out and put it as far as the cable will allow it gets a lot better but then its not infornt of me at my desk. I have everything plugged into a good surge supresser and the wiring behind my gear isn't to bad. THe speaker wires arent able to be replaced. SO i guess im stuck with learning morse code, DOH!
 

HarleyS

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this interference happens around all my high end stereo systems! Even in my ride! So I believe it's AT&T's GSN network
So i guess this is something im gonna have to just deal with. As repeated as most of these thread topics are I figured I would have seen more about this problem.
 

Martlet

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So i guess this is something im gonna have to just deal with. As repeated as most of these thread topics are I figured I would have seen more about this problem.
It's just typical of GSM phones and unshielded equip.

Separate GSM phones from speakers as far as possible.

We have Treo's at work... they set off the conference room speakerphones constantly from up to 5 feet away.

The iPhone only sets off my girlfriend's alarm clock if it's within about 10 inches, and mine hasn't seemed to set off the speakerphones at work yet (I'll have to test it vs. the Treo and see what the difference in safe distances is sometime).
 

HarleyS

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It's just typical of GSM phones and unshielded equip.

Separate GSM phones from speakers as far as possible.

We have Treo's at work... they set off the conference room speakerphones constantly from up to 5 feet away.

The iPhone only sets off my girlfriend's alarm clock if it's within about 10 inches, and mine hasn't seemed to set off the speakerphones at work yet (I'll have to test it vs. the Treo and see what the difference in safe distances is sometime).
Yah my computer speakers get interferance when the phone is near but once it gets plugged into the dock thats when it really gets loud. So its getting into the system through the USB.
 

JnC

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Is the iPhone plugged directly into the computer or into a peripheral?

Does the iPhone USB cable lay over or near the speaker cables?
 

HarleyS

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Is the iPhone plugged directly into the computer or into a peripheral?

Does the iPhone USB cable lay over or near the speaker cables?
THe usb is plugged into my front slots and it runs alongside the speaker cable for about 6 inc6he6s or so. But even when i place it on the floor in front of the computer it makes noise when its plugged in and ringing or reciving a text.
 

TrippalHealicks

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This is something that has been a known "thing" for like a decade or more. lol
It is so well-known, it was even included in a movie once! LOL
 

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So i guess this is something im gonna have to just deal with. As repeated as most of these thread topics are I figured I would have seen more about this problem.
I guess it's because it happens with every phone, from nearly every service. People are probably use to this - or at least assumed there is no fix - which unfortunately there isn't. :mad:
 

Alexander

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This is something that has been a known "thing" for like a decade or more. lol
It is so well-known, it was even included in a movie once! LOL
This reminded me one time in class my extremely old teacher pulled out these speakers to play us an audio book, and the speakers made the interference noise revealing someone had clearly been texting. Everyone laughed, but the teacher had no idea what it meant - and we convinced here ALL speakers "occasionally" make this noise at random.
 

TrippalHealicks

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This reminded me one time in class my extremely old teacher pulled out these speakers to play us an audio book, and the speakers made the interference noise revealing someone had clearly been texting. Everyone laughed, but the teacher had no idea what it meant - and we convinced here ALL speakers "occasionally" make this noise at random.

Now that is a funny story. lol
I was in a customer's home once, and I had my cell phone in my hand, and was reaching around her TV, and it started going off making that noise, she was freaking OUT. lol

"WTF is wrong with my TV?!?!?"
I looked at her, and I watched her face as I moved the phone to the TV, away from the TV, to the TV, away from the TV. lol
 
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i work at a local news station and basically every place i put my phone i hear a sound coming out of something if i leave it there for a minute, lol.

but yes i had a nextel. and it did that exact same thing right before someone called.

it was funny for the friends that came over i would be like watch, someones about to call me, and three seconds later the phone would ring.