Echo or reverb in phone calls

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    My Motorola Droid started making a pretty severe echo during phone calls. So bad that I can't stand to continue the call. Anyone else?
    I might try removing apps one at a time to see if there is a conflict.
    Bob
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    In the other thread about call quality, someone suggested to turn off voice privacy in call settings. I turned off voice privacy and the echo is very much reduced but still faintly there. There is still a lot of static, though.
    Bob
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    Yeah I have it too and just turned off Voice Privacy and it's still there. Looks like I might have to return it if I can't figure it out.
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    Ok, so turning off voice privacy, dialing *228 and doing both 1 and 2 and then restarting the phone seemed to fix it.
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    I returned one phone because of the echo. The next one worked fine for a few days and the echo started again. I undid voice privacy and did the *228 1 and 2 and the echo went away. It's probably a software bug rather than hardware. I'm wondering if it has anything to do with voice calling. I think the problem started when I started using the voice calling function.
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    I've noticed it in the mornings the last two days.. the first day taking out the battery and putting it back in fixed it.
    the second day, just rebooting it fixed it.

    I had previously had the party on the other end reboot thier phone and it didn't fix the problem till I did mine.

    The other party got the echo, and I got broken voice on my end.


    Hopefully your *228 suggestion fixes mine too.

    I get so irritated at techs that just say take it back when I have days worth of configurations on my phone to redo should I take it back.

    Thats just about as bad as the lame techs that tell you to reinstall your operating system on your computer because they don't know how to troubleshoot.

    Its one thing for a tech to know know everything as they all have to learn, its quite another when they are so stupid they are arrogant as to not admit they don't know everything and not want to pass the problem to someone who knows what they are talking about.... end rant.
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    Ok, so I followed the steps above (voice privacy, programming) and I can say that now I no longer hear that "static" or "whistling" noise in the background on my calls. Nice tip.....thanks!!!
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    i wasn't having problems, but did this anyways so i know if i ever do have the problem it's not from this ;)
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    I had HORRIBLE echo, so much I called tech support.. a reboot fixed it...
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    It will most likely come back.

    If so, might try the *228 option 1 and 2 after turning off you voice privacy found in settings -->call settings --> voice privacy.
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    i don't get echo, but other end callers complain about it... ALOT
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    exactly my symptoms.... hopefully this will fix it.... so are so good, but tommorrow after charging all night and linking with my bluetooth in my car will be the real test.
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    This is part of the patch coming 12/11
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    I don't get any echo, must be the area you're in?
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    I have returned 3 droids already, 2 for echo problems and 1 for 3 second time out on backlight on the keyboard.
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    How do you reboot? I'm about ready to get another phone. Hubby and daughter don't even like to talk to me on my droid.
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    Try lowering the volume on the phone this seem to work for me.
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    the volume on the side? I thought that was just for me hearing them. thats my ringer volume.
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    Reboot by holding down the power button on top and hitting (power off) when it comes on the screen. Wait a few seconds and hold down the power button. The phone takes a minute or so to reboot. It's solved the problem twice for me.
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    I rebooted, *228 1 and 2, took out the battery and threw away the cover that came with it. Something made the echo go away. Took the private off, didn't work, so I put that back on. I'm doing great now. wooo hooo!!
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