Yup, the static is there! I have it on my Bold as well, and it's not a 3G EDGE issue! I have it while on a call no matter what coverage I have! Both my Curves didn't have this sound! However my first 8800 did, and it was very annoying. I'll give it a couple of more days, if it stays or gets worse , right back in the box for an exchange will be the only alternative!