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Phone being tapped?

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posted on Aug, 30 2004 @ 06:08 PM
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I don't know what the crap is going on with my phone, but it just started today.

Around 2:00pm I was talking to my mother and the click-high pitch tone-click happened. I thought it was strange, but being on a cordless phone I thought nothing of it.

But I have been on the phone all day with various people and it seems to happen quite frequently... almost every 45 minutes or so. The tone is much higher than anything I have ever heard on a phone, very clear, and sounds like the phone is doing it itself.

I have also noticed that I have been getting double-click noises when I pickup the phone.

Could this be a phone tap? How do I detect it or look for one?

Its kinda freakin' me out!




posted on Aug, 30 2004 @ 06:14 PM
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Are you sure it is'nt doing that because your voicemail is full? Mine sounds weird when that happens and I have to clear the messages to fix it.



posted on Aug, 30 2004 @ 06:33 PM
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i doubt it would be a phone tap. the whole idea is to listen to your calls WITHOUT you knowing. i seriously doubt someone will put a tap on thats gonna give them away.



posted on Aug, 30 2004 @ 06:54 PM
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By any chance do you have a home alarm? Ever since we had ours installed it interferes with our cordless phone. We hear strange high pitched tones occassionally, but more annoying is that every night at 9 p.m. our phone dials every 2 minutes. It sounds as if someone has picked up an extension and is trying to dial a number, waits for 2 minutes and tries again.
The alarm company said we need to buy new cordless phones because ours are not compatible with the alarm system.
Could you be having a similar problem?

As far as phone taps go, I remember hearing that there is a 800# you can dial (I have NO idea what this number is) and if it rings and rings it means your phone is tapped, if you get a busy signal it means it's not. Keep in mind I heard this rumor in the mid 80's so even if it was true back then does not mean that it still is true. Anyone else ever hear of that?



posted on Aug, 30 2004 @ 08:20 PM
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Originally posted by Jemison
By any chance do you have a home alarm? Ever since we had ours installed it interferes with our cordless phone. We hear strange high pitched tones occassionally, but more annoying is that every night at 9 p.m. our phone dials every 2 minutes. It sounds as if someone has picked up an extension and is trying to dial a number, waits for 2 minutes and tries again.
The alarm company said we need to buy new cordless phones because ours are not compatible with the alarm system.
Could you be having a similar problem?

As far as phone taps go, I remember hearing that there is a 800# you can dial (I have NO idea what this number is) and if it rings and rings it means your phone is tapped, if you get a busy signal it means it's not. Keep in mind I heard this rumor in the mid 80's so even if it was true back then does not mean that it still is true. Anyone else ever hear of that?



On the alarm system- call your alarm company, tell them you want to discontinue the nightly check-ins.

The 800 number thing has been back and forth. some claim this and others that. I used to have the number and it always rang!



posted on Aug, 31 2004 @ 03:09 PM
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Thanks everyone... sorry, got a little freaked out. But I figured it out... it was my new WiFi equipment that was stepping over the phone signal.

Apparently (I didn't know this) WiFi works at 2.4ghz just like many modern cordless phones. And my cordless phone constantly tries many channels in the 12 channel spectrum to make the sound better and steps on the WiFi signal.

I have to change my WiFi channel to 1 or 11 to make it reduce the interference.



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