Don't worry. Everything you said makes perfect sense, and it's not kooky.
(Although the comments here are cracking me up, but unless they experienced it themselves, I can't blame them
I have a samsung also (cause I'm cheap) but I have noticed the RF shielding is poor, or the transmitter is sending at full power most of the time.
The funny tingles you get in your leg where you keep the phone is also normal, but the cell phone industry will never admit it. So relax, it's
1) Sounds coming from the computer speakers.
Did you know you phone has a conversation with the cell tower every now and then? It goes like this:
Cell tower: This is tower "abc12345" to phone "xyz789". are you still near by and hearing me?
Phone: Yes I am here.
Cell Tower:OK, I'll continue to be the cell tower in contact with you then.
Cell tower:I also just got a software update for your operating system. Ready to download.?
Cell tower: Here you go, and !!!BE SURE TO TURN YOURSELF OFF!!! after the update for a re-boot.
Phone: Transmission recieved and validated. Turning off now. Bye.
2) Batteries getting hot:
Your phone is trying to reach a cell tower but can't, so it's using all of it's battery power to YELL at full signal strength in case there is a
cell tower far away. It will keep doing that until it reaches a tower, or the batteries drain.
3) Leg tingling:
Totally normal. I'm not kidding. Look - you have a high power radio transmitter you carry in your pocket and you think there won't be any nerve
damage? Do you really believe the cell phone industry telling you that it is safe? C'mon dude. You're smarter then that, so wise up and stop
deluding yourself. Just repeat this mantra so you can deal with it: Cell phones are powerful transmitters capable of doing nerve damage (When REALLY
close to your body).
Solution? Don't wrap it in foil, cause your cell phone will YELL to find a nearby tower and drain your batteries again. Moving the phone just a
couple of inches away from your body will reduce the signal strength HUNDREDS of times (called the inverse square law).
So you are not kooky, you just have a freak'n powerful transmitter. Totally explainable. And as far as the the Cell phone industry is concerned:
don't believe the hype - yes they can and do cause nerve damage if in direct contact with your body. Good luck, and good health to you.
PS: People who put their cell phones in their shirt pocket directly over their heart are just asking for it. But you can't fix stupid.
[edit on 4-4-2010 by ATS4dummies]