reply to post by thebeard
It appears that "TheBeard"s post has hit the nail on the head. Until last
week, my phone service was Cingular/AT&T. My speakers would buzz
and crackle even when no calls were coming in. They'd really make noise
if a call arrived. My mouse pointer would also "walk" it's way across the
screen for no reason from time to time.
This week, I ported my service over to SPRINT because the signal is
better here in my neighborhood. Not a single buzz from the speakers,
or ghost-like movement of the mouse pointer since. And I have the phone
laying right on the desk next to the desktop speakers most of the time.
Excellent detective work TheBeard! This information should be posted
on the front page of some high-visibility consumer website, because
there are probably millions of people across the planet with buzzing
speakers, ghostly mouse pointers and other phenomena freaking them
out, with no idea that it's only their GSM networked cellphone causing
it. I guess if you live in an apartment with tenants all around you, there's
not much that can be done, unless newer PC speakers come with some
type of shielding against electromagnetic transmissions. Thanks again.
-CareWeMust in Chicagoland