Call Crackle/reverbSupport

Speaker Crackle/Reverb

  1. Yes

    28 vote(s)
  2. No

    18 vote(s)

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  1. Optimus Droid

    Optimus Droid Well-Known Member

    How many Fascinates are suffering from this during calls? I heard it for the first time today and came to the forums and found a few more people who had the same problem. I was just wondering if this is a reason to return it or its a software issue.

    During calls sometimes there is crackling or sort of reverbing from the ear piece. It usually happens when you are speaking loudly.

  2. saps

    saps Well-Known Member

    Nope not me, not on the phone itself, nor the speakerphone. I've had an issue once with the BT but thats a different topic
  3. Billy_617

    Billy_617 Well-Known Member

    i crackle sometimes.. just dont let your finger hit the mic @ the bottom ; thats what causes it
  4. Optimus Droid

    Optimus Droid Well-Known Member

    Tried that Billy but no difference. It just happens when you speak loudly.
  5. makemehavefun

    makemehavefun Well-Known Member

    Had 'crackle' my very first call... it was freakin' loud too, but it only lasted for about 3 seconds. Not a single instance since. Experienced reverb/echo once (or twice if memory serves me correctly.

    Just to throw this in and I know it's somewhat OT, I've experienced something I've only ever experienced one other time with a cell phone carrier... I got a dropped call. First time was with T-Mobile back in 2004.
  6. burningembers

    burningembers Well-Known Member

    No crackle for me yet - I'll let you know if it happens though...
  7. Konos

    Konos Well-Known Member

    In Brief...My first SF had it bad...exchanged it and now is a LOT better with only slight occasional reverb now.

    To Digress a bit...
    Took phone in to store on day 2 to test floor model (it did sound better).
    Talked to VZW Tech and asked for exchange. He did a test call and said he couldn't hear/reproduce it (after he criticized me for having the earpiece vol up too high, turned it down low, and tested it at normal speaking voice).
    I clarified that you'd have to speak loudly or be in car (when i usu turn vol up/ talk loud).
    He told me that there were several updates on the way to remedy several of which may be this he wouldn't exchange it and I'd have to wait.
    I asked if he'd listen to floor model and compare...
    He said it didn't matter, he would have to reproduce it on my phone
    At that point I had to leave cause I was getting somewhat upset.

    Called VZW customer service that evening who were more than helpful and told me I should've been able to exchange it once for any reason. He also put a note in system to have the restocking fee waived at another store b/c i told him I would not be going back to the first store.

    Guess I got lucky the 2nd time, cause if this problem is really common I might have got another phone with the same problem.
  8. makemehavefun

    makemehavefun Well-Known Member

    I'm done dealing with or otherwise interacting in any capacity with Verizon store employees, 'Corporate' or 'Premium Retailer'.
    I really don't want to sound dramatic but... from the bottom of my heart and I mean this with all sincerity, they can take their B.S. and cavalier-condescending attitude and GTH.

    However, the phone reps, from cust. service to the techs over the years have all been really good to great.
  9. saps

    saps Well-Known Member

    Two things: One, I'm surprised up to this point Im the only one who voted no. Two, I concur that the people in CS at *611 have always been terrific. Cannot say the same for the in-store reps though
  10. Sauk

    Sauk Well-Known Member

    I have heard it when I speak really loud I guess. Not sure but when I talk at a normal voice I don't hear it.

    But with other phones I usually have to speak up when talking, with the SF it seems I don't.
  11. tats_06

    tats_06 Well-Known Member

    On the incredible, I went to ##778 and changed to ervc-b. Is this possible on fascinate? If yes, has anyone tried it yet..and did it help with crackling?
  12. PaulRivers

    PaulRivers Member

    Yeah, it's kind of a serious thing I can hear when I talk into the phone at any sort of volume. The sound is just like when I take my camera to a club and try to record video and it gets overwhelmed - it's like the microphone can't handle me talking very loudly into it (and by "loudly" I mean a normal volume while in my car). It was consistently noticeable on a call tonight.

    *sigh* Can't anyone make a Droid phone that works well as a phone? I'm really good with the earpiece volume and clarity when I'm not talking into the phone. :-(
  13. Optimus Droid

    Optimus Droid Well-Known Member

    To be clear on this : what I meant was I hear sort of crackling and interference when I talk into the phone. Its ALMOST like the ear piece speaker was blown for a second or two. Yes?
  14. Optimus Droid

    Optimus Droid Well-Known Member

    I don't know whether i should get this replaced or wait for the software update.
  15. Optimus Droid

    Optimus Droid Well-Known Member

    On my way to the store right now. Lets see what I find with other models.
  16. II Kings 9:20

    II Kings 9:20 Well-Known Member

    I hear it occasionally on my D1 and sometimes my own voice echo through the earpiece but never while on BT.
  17. II Kings 9:20

    II Kings 9:20 Well-Known Member

    Motorola makes a couple of Droid phones that work well as phones.
  18. namlee78

    namlee78 Well-Known Member

    I heard crackling sounds today. some call I hear some not. strange...
    If i'm in the office, I don't hear it. However, if I'm out side, i hear all the time....should I really return and change it? Could be solve by update?
  19. Optimus Droid

    Optimus Droid Well-Known Member

    My new phone has very tiny levels of it but its way better!
  20. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member

    I do have that issue with mine.
  21. Optimus Droid

    Optimus Droid Well-Known Member

    Now I have the effing loose volume rocker. Its a little annoying.
  22. PaulRivers

    PaulRivers Member

    Are you referring to the Droid X, which has a ringtone volume so low you could miss it (according to the reviews)? Or that reboots itself over and over again all day? (from someone I actually know in person who has one). :-(
  23. tats_06

    tats_06 Well-Known Member

    The fascinate that I got has absolutely great call quality. I could almost compare it to X...and definitely much better than my Incredible. ;)
  24. tats_06

    tats_06 Well-Known Member

    Make sure and don't put your finger on or around the microphone at the bottom...if that happens, you will hear crackling. ;)
  25. bugeyeblue

    bugeyeblue Well-Known Member

    Neither of these statements are true. I work outdoors, and if my X is ringing, there's no way it could be missed (my volume is all the way up for the ringer).
    And my X has never, not once, rebooted unless I turned the phone off myself. Just wanted to clarify these two things are most likely isolated incidents, or problems with that person's particular unit.

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