GPRS Issues - Related to infamous 'buzz'?

Warren Baird photogeekmtl at
Fri Nov 14 18:55:35 CET 2008

Hi all,

Since my FR has been working as a pretty reliable phone since I installed
QtE 4.4.2, I decided to get greedy and see if I could get GPRS working.
Note that I've been lucky, and have never suffered from the buzz issues that
I've heard so many people talk about.

So on QtE, I went to the internet application and added a GPRS connection,
and then went off looking for the APN and login information for my
carrier.   Someone called me, and when I answered the phone, I heard a
deafeningly loud sound very much like a modem about to connect.  I hung up,
and the person called back, only to get the same reaction.   I had to get
the caller ID off the FR and call them back on a landline.

The good news is that once I found the connection info and got connected to
GPRS (which worked flawlessly, BTW), the loud modem noise went away, but it
was replaced by a loud, rather annoying buzz in the background.

So I guess 2 questions:

   1) Is it normal to hear a loud modem noise when someone calls with GPRS
enabled, but not connected? Is there anything that can be done about this?

   2) Is the buzz I hear with GPRS connected the same buzz I've heard so
much talk about?

I suspect this is related to the hardware, not the distro I'm running, so
I'm not going to tag this as 'QtExtended'...

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