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Old 08-02-2008, 08:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just wondering if anyone has come up with a solution to what, we at the office, refer to as "blackberry buzz". It's that buzzing sound / interference thats injected into regular telephone lines from the BB.

I'm sure most everyone has noticed this. If you're on a conf call and you hear it, you know someone has their BB on or near them.
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place your BB further away from the telephone or computer speaker, that is about all you can do.

Or get rid of the telephones and conference calls! Yea.
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Yeah, thats what I do now... Just wondering if there was some "special" cover / shell for the BB that would help reduce the noise. I don't remember any of my other cell phones generating this noise. It seems to be a BB uniqueness.
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I don't know of one. It is the radio signal, and shielding the BB would likely also shield it FROM the signal.
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Heh, I thought about that as you were responding. What your saying makes perfect sense. And you right, we wouldn't wanna shield the entire radio signal.

I guess I was thinking that the BB may be radiating some non value added wave or signal that could be filtered or shielded.

Sorry for the bogus posts and thanks for your time.
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Not bogus... at all.

I haven't seen it asked here in a quite a while, actually.
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That's the same waves going into our brains. To bad it will not make us teleapatic.
Jokes aside it has been driving me crazy.
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It is even worse with a Nextel. Any Nextel device that is in use (data or voice) throws very bad interference to other speakers.
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I can't have my BB in my bedroom because it interferes with the clock radio's. Drives the wife crazy...
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Killing your phone's GSM buzz with ferrite beads - Engadget
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Thanks to skibeck & fonejunkie for two different solutions.

Being in the electronics field for years, i recognize both of these solutions. Although, I would have never guessed that either would solve the problem before you guys brought it up.

LOLOLOL Something I find amusing, is the solution at www [dot] stopthebuzzin [dot] com is an object I have been very close to for years and already have a bunch of them laying around. So there is no need for me to purchase them at $4.99 a piece... If any of you do alot of hardware repair, I'm sure you will have these laying around as well.

Again, thanks everyone for comments and suggestions.... This is truly a great community.
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Let me know how your test works out.
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Ihad a couple static bags from when I purchased harddrives. Layed one of these bags on my computer desk and the BB ontop of the bag. Did not hear the buzz the entire time. Even when I made a test call to my BB.

I was rather skeptical. So I took the static bag out of the picture, put the BB in the exact sam spot, made a test call, and the buzz was back.

Draw your own conclusion. But I think I have what I was looking for. ;)
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Just wondering if anyone has come up with a solution to what, we at the office, refer to as "blackberry buzz". It's that buzzing sound / interference thats injected into regular telephone lines from the BB.
Better shielding on equipment in conference rooms. Other than that, keep the 850MHz BB's far away from equipment that easily picks up interference. Replace the cheap computer speakers that were picking up Tejano radio stations anyway...
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