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Posted: 4/20/2010 7:11:37 PM EDT
I keep my cell on vibrate while at work...and I swear I feel it vibrate a few times a day when there is no call/reminder. Then some times when it does vibrate, I don't even notice it (it's on a utility belt, so that's no suprise).

What I find odd, is that I have the phantom rings. Anyone else get that?
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:13:10 PM EDT
Yes, quite frequently, and yet I routinely miss actual texts that come in.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:13:49 PM EDT
They're listening...

Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:14:39 PM EDT
My last phone was a Samsung Alias, I swear I would get text alerts with no text message.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:15:27 PM EDT
same here, I have heard my phone ring and no phone call.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:16:03 PM EDT
lol my iphone will beep saying I have email and I will check it and nothing is there. 5 minutes later it will beep again and I will have mail. Happens at least twice a week.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:16:24 PM EDT
Cue Michael J. Fox Shakes pic.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:16:33 PM EDT
Yep, get those too. Glad I'm not crazy I'm not the only one who is crazy.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:17:36 PM EDT
I gave up trying to figure out why my phone does/doesn't do things.
It used to work fine, now it doesn't ring sometimes and won't tell me there is a message for a couple of days.I think the record was a week before letting me know of an important voicemail that I missed.
I think its possessed and I hate it. Its evil I tell you.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:17:45 PM EDT
LOL. Really strange. I was speaking with my priest about that just this evening. He tells me that he gets these phantom vibrations from his cell phone, but maybe it's just his leg muscle/nerve twitching or whatever. Same thing happens to me. I think those with Blackberry's prolly don't experience this phenomenon. The vibration from a BB is like a jackhammer compared to most cell phones!
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:17:53 PM EDT
I keep mine in my cargo pocket at work and get that crap all the time. Just a sign I am getting old and the nerves are shot.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:20:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By packinheavy:
I keep mine in my cargo pocket at work and get that crap all the time. Just a sign I am getting old and the nerves are shot.


Maybe that's it...I'm not a young'n anymore, that's for sure.

Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:21:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cyprian64:
LOL. Really strange. I was speaking with my priest about that just this evening. He tells me that he gets these phantom vibrations from his cell phone, but maybe it's just his leg muscle/nerve twitching or whatever. Same thing happens to me. I think those with Blackberry's prolly don't experience this phenomenon. The vibration from a BB is like a jackhammer compared to most cell phones!


I have a BB...
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:24:03 PM EDT
I get the same thing. Or, sometimes my iPhone actually does vibrate and I have no idea why - no calls, txts, email, updates, etc.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:27:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DangerJ:
I get the same thing. Or, sometimes my iPhone actually does vibrate and I have no idea why - no calls, txts, email, updates, etc.


I guess my BB could be vibrating for no reason...I'd like to think it's that, and not me getting old or crazy or both.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:29:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cyprian64:
LOL. Really strange. I was speaking with my priest about that just this evening. He tells me that he gets these phantom vibrations from his cell phone, but maybe it's just his leg muscle/nerve twitching or whatever. Same thing happens to me. I think those with Blackberry's prolly don't experience this phenomenon. The vibration from a BB is like a jackhammer compared to most cell phones!


I beg to diffa suh
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:29:39 PM EDT
Yep, I keep my phone in my pocket and sometimes feel them when it's not there. I've had this same conversation at work with coworkers who experience the same thing. Very Weird!!!
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:30:23 PM EDT
Ben Wa?
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:33:48 PM EDT
When I carried a pager from work I'd get these calls now and then from VietNam. Two brothers would always bother me, one LO CELL and the other one TONE ONLY. Seems like they'd always call at 3am. Those bastards.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:34:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2010 7:34:49 PM EDT by livin_in_sin85]
wrap phone in tinfoil ....problem solved
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:34:35 PM EDT
Happens even when the phone's not on the belt. Too weird.

Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:38:23 PM EDT
Centra Spike is listening......
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:39:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By macpherson:
Yes, quite frequently, and yet I routinely miss actual texts that come in.


Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:41:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DSRV:
Happens even when the phone's not on the belt. Too weird.



Odd thing is, I still feel the vibration where it would be on my belt in uniform...even if it's in my pocket. I guess because that's where it stays the most.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:49:15 PM EDT


I figure an alphabet agency is bored...
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:57:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mnvwguy02:


I figure an alphabet agency is bored...


I was thinking I was crazy...Hell, I might be...err we might be. There are only a few of us who've experienced this so far.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 8:05:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2010 8:05:58 PM EDT by hollywoodhatesyou]
Seems like the more the phone is capable of, the more weird shit happens.....The wives ENV3 always buzzing/ringing w/ no text/phone call...while my cheap ass Samsung is rock solid.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 8:07:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hollywoodhatesyou:
Seems like the more the phone is capable of, the more weird shit happens.....The wives ENV3 always buzzing/ringing w/ no text/phone call...while my cheap ass Samsung is rock solid.


Thing is, I'm not sure if the phone is actually vibrating or not...
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 8:07:49 PM EDT
I used to get those phantom vibrations when I wore my phone(s) on my belt. I have since started carrying my phones in my pockets and they went away eventually. I carry a Droid for personal use and a BB for work. Now sometimes I don't feel the vibrations at all.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 8:54:19 PM EDT
Get a Harley. That will fix your phone vibes. After a few years, you won't feel shit.

I can hear my crackberry vibe and still can't feel it.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 9:20:29 PM EDT
It is the cancer from the phone.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 9:22:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JPL:
Yep, I keep my phone in my pocket and sometimes feel them when it's not there. I've had this same conversation at work with coworkers who experience the same thing. Very Weird!!!


+1

Link Posted: 4/20/2010 9:24:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2010 9:24:25 PM EDT by DontShootMyDog]
Originally Posted By wildearp:
Get a Harley. That will fix your phone vibes. After a few years, you won't feel shit.

I can hear my crackberry vibe and still can't feel it.


You ride a hog and can still hear? Stock pipes?



Link Posted: 4/20/2010 9:24:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 0PSEC:
Yep, get those too. Glad I'm not crazy I'm not the only one who is crazy.

yep

I figured it is acancer in my leg from my phone being in the same pocket all the time.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 9:26:51 PM EDT
I think mine just vibrated.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 9:27:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2010 9:27:38 PM EDT by GrasshopperNOmore]
Originally Posted By victorgonzales:

Originally Posted By 0PSEC:
Yep, get those too. Glad I'm not crazy I'm not the only one who is crazy.

yep

I figured it is acancer in my leg from my phone being in the same pocket all the time.


Same here.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 9:30:13 PM EDT
I have felt what seemed to be cellphone vibrations in my completely empty right front pocket when it was in CA and I was in Iraq...
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 9:35:36 PM EDT
Happens to me as well.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 9:38:20 PM EDT
Yep, my Blackberry does it once or twice a day when I have it on vibrate at work. You would think that I would also get phantom rings when it's not on vibrate but, I don't.

I did read somewhere that it could be related to the weather push service when there's a weather alert but, I check the weather and there aren't any alerts.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 9:38:42 PM EDT
I saw a report about this a year or two ago. Its actually a mental problem with people with cell phones.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 9:44:10 PM EDT
Have the same problem.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 9:45:54 PM EDT
All day long, but i'm leaning up against a cooler most of the day, and when the compressor kicks on, i'm sure my phone is ringing.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 9:47:51 PM EDT
Yup, couple times a day.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 10:22:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Aiden:
I keep my cell on vibrate while at work...and I swear I feel it vibrate a few times a day when there is no call/reminder. Then some times when it does vibrate, I don't even notice it (it's on a utility belt, so that's no suprise).

What I find odd, is that I have the phantom rings. Anyone else get that?


Had it when I first started using vibrate. That stopped a while ago. Now I miss the actual vibrations of incoming messages because I'm so used to them. Oh well.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 10:25:27 PM EDT
yep
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