Please read immediately, Hope your not doing this!!!

Philippines
March 14, 2010 12:06pm CST
Do not charge your mobile phone the whole night and DON'T keep it near you while charging. IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ IMMEDIATELY! I HOPE YOU'RE NOT DOING THIS!!! Never, ever answer a cellphone while it is being RECHARGED!! a person was recharging his cellphone at home. Just at that time, a call came in and he answered it with the instrument still connected to the outlet. After a few seconds,electricity flowed into the cellphone 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. Cellphones are a very useful modern invention. phones are a very useful modern invention. can also be an instrument of death. Never use the cellphone while it is hooked to the electrical outlet! http://www.windowslive.com/share.html?ocid=TXT_TAGHM_Wave2_sharelife_122007
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@chillpill90 (1937)
14 Mar 10
The problem with what you are saying is that there is no evidence that it could happen again. It could be that the man had bought a faulty cell phone or that the charger did not have a fuse in it. You cannot make a generalisation like that.
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@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
14 Mar 10
Yes i agree. There are many sides to view it from.
@kaylachan (4776)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
16 Mar 10
Its statments like this that make me want to twitch. There could be several reasons to indicate the cell phone was unstable. And, it just so happened to happen when it rang. Do you not realize, that if such a current had been going through to the phone, that the moment he pulled it off the charger the same could have easily occoured? There could've been a short anywhere from that outlet to the cord itself. There was a bad patch of cord on one of my clock radios, and I didn't know it. I touched the radio and got zapped. It wasn't fatel obviously but I was eletricicuted because of a clock radio. SO if I was to take this seriously I should get rid of everything that conducts an eletric charge because it has the potical to happen again.
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@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
15 Mar 10
It is nice to take cautions to avoid accidents. It sounds like one time thing, or rare occasion. It's almost like saying, "I hope you don't stop at a red light because I saw an accident where person sitting at the red light got rear ended by a truck & got killed!!!" Accidents happen. It's one thing to take caution but to say never do this is little going overboard.
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@slovenc1 (2092)
• Slovenia
14 Mar 10
Depends on the state of the cable he used or if he was tempering with the battery. The thing that makes electricity less powerful is usually at the beginning of a cable so i find it unlikely there would be a real hazard in using phones while they charge. Do you have a link to article about this? If this was a common problem it would sure be solved fast but strange unexplainable things do happen sometimes.
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@Wizzywig (7859)
14 Mar 10
I have frequently put my phone on to charge mid-conversation if the battery is low and I expect the call to last a while. Surely, if the electrical current was going into the handset, it would do it irrespective of whether it was in use so, if the guy had just touched the handset before unplugging it would have had the same effect? So, maybe we should avoid any contact with the handset at such times?
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
8 Apr 10
I have talked on my cell phone when it is charging and nothing happened. I don't know if this is all true or not, but I don't exactly heed what I read as most of the time people are just blowing smoke and they reaslly don't know what they are talking about. Now, I did get zapped when I was plugging the charget into the wall, and that is only because I had the phone in my hand and whenever you have it in your hand, that can happen. Once I realized what had happened I put it down immediately, and I have never had it in my hand since. It was just a little shock and nothing really to worry about anyway. I am not sure any of these facts are true anyway, so I will just continue doing what I have been doing. Take care, and happy mylotting.
@kaylachan (4776)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
16 Mar 10
Its statments like this that make me want to twitch. There could be several reasons to indicate the cell phone was unstable. And, it just so happened to happen when it rang. Do you not realize, that if such a current had been going through to the phone, that the moment he pulled it off the charger the same could have easily occoured? There could've been a short anywhere from that outlet to the cord itself. There was a bad patch of cord on one of my clock radios, and I didn't know it. I touched the radio and got zapped. It wasn't fatel obviously but I was eletricicuted because of a clock radio. SO if I was to take this seriously I should get rid of everything that conducts an eletric charge because it has the potical to happen again.
@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
15 Mar 10
Hi, Thanks for sharing. Nice information.