Never use the cell phone while it is hooked to the electrical outlet! If you are charging the cell phone and a call comes in, unplug it from the charger and outlet!
That’s what an e-mail warned me today. I am forever confused by some of the e-mails that circulate warning us of various and sundry disasters.
I’ve passed some of them along on the outside chance they might be true – i. e. leaving the cell phone charging in a parked car. The sender claims his garage burned down. I’m not so sure.
Now I feel like I’ve escaped the arms of death for all the times I’ve talked on my cell phone while it was on the charger. The latest alarmist e-mail shows a burned up bed and disfigured fingers of someone whose phone exploded while talking and charging.
The e-mail in question was issued on the letterhead of a Miami hospital and it is prefaced with the notation it had been verified on Snopes.com – a pretty reliable source. I went to check it out and found no such mention.
If anyone knows the answer to this question, I would appreciate hearing it. In the meantime, I’ll avoid answering the phone while it is on the charger, just in case.
Wikipedia says it is true – – IF lightning hits the cell phone or the power line to the charger supply outlet while you are talking.
Hmmm. Braddock warns me repeatedly to delete these warnings, since 99.9 percent are bogus. But you never know…