Anyone Else's Nexus Setting Off Store Anti-Theft Alarms?

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  1. pg417

    pg417 New Member

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    I've noticed in the last week or so (the first time I ventured back into malls after getting this phone), that I keep setting off store alarms. No, no tags in clothes or shoes, no, not stealing things. It's only certain stores: Macy's, Ann Taylor, New York & Co, Belk. Others I walk through no problem. The only constant in the situation has been my phone. I've even been told by store workers that if I have a smartphone, particularly one with 4G, that that is what's causing it. Is this true? Is there a fix for it? It's mortifying being thought a thief.
     
  2. dezymond

    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

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    Nope. Walked into many stores and nothing.

    Only thing I can think of that would set these off are NFC. I have mine turned off though.
     
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    Haven't noticed or been flagged down as of yet. Sounds like a problem the stores will have to straighten out if that is happening
     
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    My brother's old flip phone used to set off some stores' alarms. Never really figured out why.
     
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    I haven't ran into anti theft alarm issues but I have ran into radar detector problems. I can't have my radar detector on when I'm in an area that has 4g. It goes off constantly.

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    lol I'll have to test this, I wonder if it's the NFC.
     
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    It happened to me yesterday at the supermarket - my OG Droid did it, too, but my Bionic didn't.
     
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    Happened to me at barnes and nobles.

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    Hasn't happened to me, but I have NFC disabled.
     
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    i typically have nfc disabled. No problems yet.
     
  11. dezymond

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    OP, you should walk back into those stores with NFC off. You can be our experiment:D
     
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    Logic, kills a thread every time!
     
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    I've walked into stores with NFC on... and. Nothing ... :)
     
  14. pg417

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    If I can find a store whose alarm I set off with a tolerant enough sales staff, I will be happy to conduct experiments.
     
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    Tag, I would like to know the outcome

    Also Mayze what radar detector? I have not had an issue with my cobra or Bel RX65,... they are both very sensitive buggers.
     
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