Originally Posted by Kamau
I don't know if this is of any use, but I saw a episode of "Mythbusters" that dealt with this subject.
Long story short, it too a magnet of the strength of those that pick up cars in auto salvage lots, to alter or erase a magnetic card. And after a little experimenting of my own using mags from speakers, I could not mess up a card.
I'm not saying that it "didn't" happen, but maybe you should look at other ways that it "could" have happened.
Mythbusters or no, I don't think anything but the blackberry has done this to me - it happened at least 15 or 20 times, every single time, until i realised it may have been the BB so moved the BB to a different pocket. Ever since doing that, it hasn't done it - the second I moved the BB back to the same pocket to test the theory, bingo, same problems.
So I don't care what the TV says on this occasion, I think this thread proves it happens! That said I do totally respect your viewpoint, and appreciate the input