Spooky cellphone interference
April 30, 2012 6:41 PM Subscribe
Walking down the street on a cellphone, my reception cuts out and I hear a different voice
through the earpiece, very briefly, say something like "... three months..." It sounds like an advertisement. The person on the other end heard nothing, and the call wasn't dropped. What the heck happened?
posted by BungaDunga to technology (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'd love to know technical details- how prone are cellphones to interference like this? I thought they were encrypted to make this sort of thing hard to do by accident. What sort of broadcast could it have picked up?
(or am I hearing things?)