24
Jan

I’m not a ‘crackberry‘ or a heavy cell phone user in general, but I do almost always have my phone with me and typically set it to vibrate mode. Some time back I began noticing that even when I don’t have my cell phone with me, or if I have it in a different pocket that I often fell the phone vibrating as if I am receiving a call. I instinctively reach down to answer when I realize the phone isn’t there or occasionally when the phone is there that it isn’t actually vibrating. It happens so often that I found it to be an annoyance. I have been convinced that this strange phenomenon was not common to others, I figured I must have just some unique hyper tension about receiving a call that I made myself think I was receiving a call.

To my surprise and relief, I have discovered that I am not so unique after all in this respect. I came across a CNN article entitled “Phatom Vibration shake ‘crackberry’ addicts, wherein they discuss this not so uncommon feeling.

…what a relief, now I can go back to feeling a little more normal. Let me know if you too suffer from Phantom Vibrations.

4 Responses to “Phantom Vibrations”

  1. Guido Tedaldi Says:

    Hi Tom, do you remember a song the beach boys used to play? It was “good vibrations”, maybe it was an omen…
    🙂

  2. Willy Says:

    My dear
    It happens every day to me.I have my phone normaly on my hips in an holder stick to my belt.Some time I have my phone in my hand but I feel the vibrations in my hips even when no body call me.It is electricity or somethings like that coming out of your aerial.I thing that your muscle get use to that and it come out like a nervous twitch or tic.
    I may be right.
    That my point of view.
    Willy

  3. Thomas Bowcut Says:

    @Willy..glad to hear that I am not alone.
    As an update, I must say that I am now suffering much less from the Phantom Vibration. I keep my phone much less on vibration mode, which I think has made me less sensitive to this sensation.

  4. Guido Tedaldi Says:

    Hi Tom, do you remember a song the beach boys used to play? It was “good vibrations”, maybe it was an omen…
    🙂

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