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Old 03-10-2006, 07:35 AM   #1
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I got this by email, and I dont believe this is true, that much electricity does not flow thru the charger wire, but it could have shorted, but then again, it would only be 125volts which i have been shocked before and that is not much, it thru me back, but did not knock me out. So what do you think?



>>This was checked out on http://www.snopes.com/ and it is true.
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>> DO NOT ANSWER CELL PHONE WHEN IT IS PLUGGED IN!!!
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>>This was also on Pittsburgh's WTAE channel 4 new's.
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>>Never, ever answer a cell phone while it is being CHARGED!!
>>A few days ago, a person was recharging his cell phone at home.
>>Just at that
>>time a call came and he answered it with the instrument still
>>connected to the outlet.
>>After a few seconds electricity flowed into the cell phone
>>unrestrained and the
>>young man was thrown to the ground with a heavy thud. His parents
>>rushed
>>to the room only to find him unconscious, with a weak heartbeat and
>>burnt fingers.
>>He was rushed to the nearby hospital, but was pronounced dead on
>>arrival.
>>Cell phones are a very useful modern invention. However, we must be
>>aware
>>that it can also be an instrument of death. Never use the cell
>>phone while it is
>>hooked to the electrical outlet!
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Old 03-10-2006, 07:39 AM   #2
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I heavily doubt that too, it's a mobile phone, it doesn't have a decent PSU like a computer does and doesn't need that much electricity to charge itself. I'm guessing that it's probably some spam flying around the internet ?
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Old 03-10-2006, 07:52 AM   #3
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Hmm Urban Legends... keyword "Legends"
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Old 03-10-2006, 08:29 AM   #4
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Yeah right...Faulty phone, massively unlucky.
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Old 03-10-2006, 08:30 AM   #5
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Yeah sad story, but faulty phone when my phone is dead ijust put in the charge and keepp talking..nothing has ever happned
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Any cell phone that was put together decently is not going to shock you if you answer it while it's plugged in.
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They fail to mention the lighting outside of teh house. When its a dum decision to evne use a regular phone. I assure you if this story is true there was lighting involed. They just wanna make moblie phones look bad so they don't mention that part.
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:49 AM   #8
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In curcuity, the Cell phone, answered when hooked will just be powered by the AC outlet, not burn it.
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lol, someone has has been pwned.
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Looks like BS to me
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