posted on Nov, 23 2008 @ 11:59 AM
Phone systems 101
Ok in these modern times of digital routers, digital muxes and digital transmission, phone calls are no longer carried over the old twisted pair
wires. This means that it is no longer required to directly connect to, or even inductively connect to a phone conversation.
A 1 is a 1 no matter how many times it is duplicated, and a zero is a zero no matter how many times it is duplicated...thus in effect, that 1 and 0
are the same, regardless of who gets the 1 and 0 in the end.
Hearing "clicks" on your phone does not mean your being tapped. There is only a fraction of twisted pair wire used between your telephone and the
mux outisde your house in the alley way. From there it is digital. Now if you see the phone company guy out there during these "clicks" and "pops"
when on the phone, it could be the phone guy is fixing the mux outside your house for someone else, or perhaps enabling service for someone else.
Also, dispite the fact that the twisted pair of wires are in such a short length between the phone and the mux out in the alley, they are still
suspect to EMF discharge, which in other words, produces "clicks" and "pops" on the line.
With a majority of people using cordless phones, and cell phones these days, all they have to do to listen to your phone call is to simply "tune"
into the frequency you are using, thus does not produce any "clicks" or "pops".
In other words, you will NEVER know if your call is being monitored. EVER.
It is MORE likely you are hearing simple interference, perhaps from someone's engine with faulty spark plug wires, or someone using an arc welder
down the street or on the next block, or perhaps some enthusiastic ham operator playing around with their CW transmitter, or someone playing around
with high voltage experiments.
Food for thought.