cell phone use !

United States
July 6, 2007 7:21pm CST
I just recieved this in my e mail and thought i should pass it on! HOPE YOU'RE NOT DOING THIS!!! I've done this too! Never thought about how dangerous it might be! Re-Charging Cell Phones I went to snopes.com to be sure it wasn't an urban legend & it's not. It is very true! And I do this all the time! Not anymore!!!!!!!! This seems import ant enough to forward to others. It's wise to be safe and safe being wise. This was also on Pittsburgh 's WTAE channel 4 News. 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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@sandwedge (1341)
• Malaysia
7 Jul 07
2 years ago i heard another story about a guy electrocuted the same way. and a few followed after till now. strange as it may seem, but there is also about the guy talking on his mobile and got struck down by lightning on a clear day. what i really think of this? S**t happens.
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@herrbaggs (1308)
• United States
7 Jul 07
A cell phone charger puts out 5 volts. If through some alien intervention a 120 volts did some how manage to get to the micro circuitry in a cell phone it would melt it. The worst you would get is a blistered finger. Who makes up this crapp and then actually prints it. The thing we all know, is that no matter what anyone says, no matter how assine thier is somebody, some where on this planet that will believe it.
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@sandwedge (1341)
• Malaysia
8 Jul 07
LOL! have you heard the one that goes, "if you key in 11111 as your pin number the police will come?" it is suppose to be a ....ooooo secret signal for help if you are being rob at the atm. thanks to forwarded mail sent by friend to your email, all this junks spread like wildfire.
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• United States
8 Jul 07
Herrbaggs need to have the police come and take him somewhere he can no longer irritate people.
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@herrbaggs (1308)
• United States
7 Jul 07
Being electrocuted from the charger from a cell phone is second only to blowing your self up and being rewarded with 72 virgins. I also think it would be easier to cure erectile disfunction from eating 10 bean burrito's laced with tabasco sauce than to die from a cell phone charger. What actually killed him was being told that he was being rotated back to quard the only kosher deli in Quarghuli, Irag.
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@sandwedge (1341)
• Malaysia
7 Jul 07
lol!
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
8 Jul 07
Can you post the link to that...I could not find it on Snopes. Other then one isolated incident which they say is false. Also, the WTAE channel 4 reference came from a blog. I searched the site and found nothing to do with the above mentioned danger. I would think that if the danger was real, the cell phone would be programmed to prevent it from being answered while plugged in.
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• United States
8 Jul 07
as I stated in my post it was in an e mail from a friend i just passed it on cause it bothered me that it could be true since i do this a lot !
@Kalyni2011 (3497)
• India
16 Jan 13
What you are sharing is true for all appliances that run on electricity, we have to handle them with care, because electricity can be the worst enemy and killer if not handled properly;but it can be the best friend if handled with due care.
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
That was pretty scary. I never do that anyway. I shut the phone off when I am charging it. I think this method is also good if we want to preserve our batteries. I am also not into sing cell phones too much. I check my messages from time to time but I do not let my cell phone become my twin by bringing it anywhere I go.
11 Jul 07
Yes it can happen and its all well and good saying you shouldnt use it but at the same time you should be saying that we should never even touch a cell phone while it is being charged cos the risk is literally the same.
• United States
7 Jul 07
Wow! I never thought about that. I, too, have used my cell phone a few times while it was still charging. Reading this will definitely change my mind about doing that again. That is too scary. Thanks for this information and warning!