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  1. #1
    Donkey Agony
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    I have noticed something quite peculiar when calling my Sanyo 5500 from
    a landline.

    If the phone is in vibrate mode, it of course vibrates, otherwise it
    rings -- as one would expect.

    So far, so good.

    But if I plug the phone into the charger, and vibrate mode is on, the
    story changes. When I call it in such a state from a landline, the cell
    phone *rings* instead of vibrating. That is kind of a neat
    convenience -- generally, if you're charging, you won't have it in your
    pocket, therefore it should ring then instead of vibrate, even though
    it's in vibrate mode. Kudos to Sanyo.

    But here's the weird part: the way the rings sound *from the landline*
    in this scenario is vastly different. Instead of the conventional
    in-the-earpiece ringing sound, it sounds more like a farting noise.
    Unplug the cell phone from the charger -- or keep it plugged in, but
    move the ringer out of vibrate mode -- and it sounds normal.

    I tested this from my Verizon landline, and I'm not sure if this same
    noise would be heard from other SPCS phones or other landline providers.
    But it's quite odd. Anybody else experience this?



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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Vibration bizarreness


    "Donkey Agony" <[email protected][127.0.0.1]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I have noticed something quite peculiar when calling my Sanyo 5500 from
    > a landline.
    >
    > If the phone is in vibrate mode, it of course vibrates, otherwise it
    > rings -- as one would expect.
    >
    > So far, so good.
    >
    > But if I plug the phone into the charger, and vibrate mode is on, the
    > story changes. When I call it in such a state from a landline, the cell
    > phone *rings* instead of vibrating. That is kind of a neat
    > convenience -- generally, if you're charging, you won't have it in your
    > pocket, therefore it should ring then instead of vibrate, even though
    > it's in vibrate mode. Kudos to Sanyo.
    >
    > But here's the weird part: the way the rings sound *from the landline*
    > in this scenario is vastly different. Instead of the conventional
    > in-the-earpiece ringing sound, it sounds more like a farting noise.
    > Unplug the cell phone from the charger -- or keep it plugged in, but
    > move the ringer out of vibrate mode -- and it sounds normal.
    >
    > I tested this from my Verizon landline, and I'm not sure if this same
    > noise would be heard from other SPCS phones or other landline providers.
    > But it's quite odd. Anybody else experience this?


    Hmmm, no, but I'm guessing that if you unplug the charger from the egg /
    baked beans / beer power source ... it just might stop ...

    Bob





  3. #3
    Donkey Agony
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    Re: Vibration bizarreness

    Bob Smith wrote:

    >> But here's the weird part: the way the rings sound *from the
    >> landline* in this scenario is vastly different. Instead of the
    >> conventional in-the-earpiece ringing sound, it sounds more like a
    >> farting noise. Unplug the cell phone from the charger -- or keep it
    >> plugged in, but move the ringer out of vibrate mode -- and it sounds
    >> normal.


    > Hmmm, no, but I'm guessing that if you unplug the charger from the
    > egg / baked beans / beer power source ... it just might stop ...


    Just got off the phone from Sanyo tech support. They said it was caused
    by the camera's flash device. They had switched to a new supplier for
    the 5500's flash. The company supplying it is named Jumping Jack, and
    this is now called the "Jumping Jack Flash gas gas gas" syndrome.

    Ok, ok, I'm kidding ... but the original post (and question) is real.

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  4. #4
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Vibration bizarreness


    "Donkey Agony" <[email protected][127.0.0.1]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Bob Smith wrote:
    >
    > >> But here's the weird part: the way the rings sound *from the
    > >> landline* in this scenario is vastly different. Instead of the
    > >> conventional in-the-earpiece ringing sound, it sounds more like a
    > >> farting noise. Unplug the cell phone from the charger -- or keep it
    > >> plugged in, but move the ringer out of vibrate mode -- and it sounds
    > >> normal.

    >
    > > Hmmm, no, but I'm guessing that if you unplug the charger from the
    > > egg / baked beans / beer power source ... it just might stop ...

    >
    > Just got off the phone from Sanyo tech support. They said it was caused
    > by the camera's flash device. They had switched to a new supplier for
    > the 5500's flash. The company supplying it is named Jumping Jack, and
    > this is now called the "Jumping Jack Flash gas gas gas" syndrome.
    >
    > Ok, ok, I'm kidding ... but the original post (and question) is real.


    ROTFLMAO ....

    Bob





  5. #5
    O/Siris
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    Re: Vibration bizarreness

    In article <[email protected]>, Donkey=20
    [email protected][127.0.0.1] says...
    > Just got off the phone from Sanyo tech support. They said it was caused
    > by the camera's flash device. They had switched to a new supplier for
    > the 5500's flash. The company supplying it is named Jumping Jack, and
    > this is now called the "Jumping Jack Flash gas gas gas" syndrome.
    >=20
    > Ok, ok, I'm kidding ... but the original post (and question) is real.
    >=20


    LOLOL, dang, man, you even had me going for a moment,=20
    there.

    Anyway, are you sure it *ringing* and not just, like=20
    vibrating *against* something to cause that sound? I hear=20
    something like that from my N400 if I have it on Vibrate=20
    and it's on a table or other hard structure, and I can even=20
    see it sort of "walk" a bit as it does that.

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    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



  6. #6
    Donkey Agony
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    Re: Vibration bizarreness

    O/Siris wrote:

    > Anyway, are you sure it *ringing* and not just, like
    > vibrating *against* something to cause that sound?


    No, the cell phone itself rings if it's on vibrate AND charging on the
    charger. I just tried it again, and that's definitely the case. I like
    that -- it saves having to remember to change it from vibrate to ring
    when I put it on the charger.

    But the weird part is what I heard on the *calling* phone. I thought a
    calling phone's simulated ringing would always sound the same, no matter
    how the receiving phone was set.

    But in the test I just conducted, it did NOT repeat this behavior -- I
    heard the "normal" simulated ringing. Chalk it up, I guess, to some
    Verizon-landline fluke the day of the original test.


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