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    LG-VX8300 Volume too low problem

    does anyone else have this problem when they use their phone outside and "Max Volume" is hearable but not loud enough?

    will the firmware upgrade (V2 is it?) fix this problem?

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    You probably have voice privacy on; try turning it off.

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    I think the mp3 rintones are way to quiet..im not sure if your referring to that or talking volume. what does voice privacy do?

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    Turning voice privacy off might make it sound a little louder...

    The voice privacy feature turns down the earpiece volume a little so that part of the conversation doesn't get sent from the earpiece speaker back through the microphone on your phone. Thus making it more private.

    A cell phone uses two frequencies simultaneously (full duplex). One frequency is your voice and the other frequency is the incoming person's voice. The tower tells your phone which frequencies to connect to when you place or receive a call.

    It's a pretty complicated system...so if someone had a glorified frequency scanner and tried to listen in, they would have a hell of a time trying to figure out which frequency your voice AND the other person's voice are set at. Even if they got lucky and found your voice's frequency they would need another scanner to try and find the other end of the conversation...

    I don't remember off the top of my head but there are something like 1000 frequencies that a tower uses. So it's not an easy task to listen in to both ends of a conversation.

    But if a person somehow tapped into your voice's frequency and the earpiece volume was loud enough that it could be picked up by your mic....a person with a scanner could in theory listen in to both parts of the convo by only tapping into a single frequency. But with ~1000 different frequencies at any given moment, it would be difficult to find yours anyway.

    Old analog FSK systems were susceptible to this problem, but digital systems are encrypted. And if you have a CDMA network (like verizon) it's even more hardcore encrypted since the CDMA system was originally developed by the US Army.

    Why do you think we put in a GSM network in Iraq?...we didn't want any terrorists to have a secure cell phone network that we couldn't listen in on as easily. And we especially didn't want them to have a better network than more than half of our country.

    Since you're on a CDMA network, I wouldn't worry about people listening in on your conversations (or in general, unless you are like a Senator or something). You can probably turn off the voice privacy feature with nothing to fear.


    If you were talking about mp3 ringtones (sorry for the history lesson)...just amplify the mp3s volume before you put them on your phone.
    Last edited by sc173; 09-26-2006 at 07:04 PM.

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