Caution regarding 900 mhz cordless telephones and the voip over wireless

Discussion in 'iPod touch VoIP and Telephony' started by k20whiteguy, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. k20whiteguy

    k20whiteguy New Member

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    Today I assembled my walmart mic in about 20 mins and installed the voice recording app to my ipod.

    After making 3 crystal clear recordings, I decided to place a call through the WI-FI. The call was very distorted and had a loud whistling/wheezing background noise.

    After making 2 more crystal clear recordings straight to the ipod, I concluded there must be some outside interferrence against the WI-FI signal.

    I figured a cordless phone frequency must be to blame. Taking the battery out of the ancient cordless phone in the kitchen solved the harmonics issue and my call was extremely clear. I still had the 1 sec lag but hey it worked!

    Hope this may help someone.

    I think I'm the first person to complete a successful call through an Ipod in Chicago!!
  2. uberaeth

    uberaeth New Member

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    Thanks for the tip. 2.4 ghz cordless phones and microwaves will also interfere with the wifi signal. I got one of the new 5.8 ghz cordless phones in my house and that doesn't interfere at all.
  3. rhmyuen

    rhmyuen New Member

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    Isn't your WiFi on the 2.4GHz frequency range?
  4. k20whiteguy

    k20whiteguy New Member

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    i have also noticed some wi-fi interferrence from microwaves too. Just a FYI in case your calls are choppy.

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