The rumours swept like wildfire accross assam, with news paper headlines and chain messages warning the receiver not to answer calls from “UNKNOWN NUMBERS”, which would be in red colour. Or else “you may get brain haemorrhage due to high frequency,” the texts read. They also claimed few people injured just receiving the call.
According to the news mysterious phenomenon of the latest phrase ‘Bombile’ which is an explosion of mobile phones are leaving users unconscious in Assam. Sources said these bizzare cases is terrorizing people to the extent that many have literally switched off their handsets.
A few hours after the spread of the news, dozens of theories about how this virus kills its victims were traded within Assam. Some people claimed that, the actual cause of the instant death was a loud noise heard by the receiver, which leads to the explosion of blood vessels in the brain. This explanation, however, has been rejected, as a mobile phone speaker cannot produce such high-frequency sounds.
The reports that radiation or high frequency of the call causes brain haemorrhage has also been falsified, as mobile devices, being low power transceivers, have a typical maximum output power of two watts and the highest frequency of two gigahertz. The low power (short-range) electromagnetic radiation emitted from mobile phones due to the use of radio frequency (RF) waves to make and receive calls, can in no way harm a human.
While one warning sign has been that the ‘killer’ number appears in red colour on the screen, it is apparently clear that phones with monochrome (black-and-white) displays cannot possibly show red colour for any of its operations. Therefore, those with monochrome displays are dead meat and having such a phone appears to be the best precautionary measure to take, if something like that ever happens. And i have noticed that most of the phones shown in the news were of low end monochrome (black-and-white) display.
Mobile phones are designed to operate in a safe frequency and our [network] frequency is also safe [for humans]. In addition, mobile phones can only display colours they were designed to display. Text messages [and calls] cannot be made to appear in a certain colour, without installing specialised software, like our Colour Operator Logo”
No matter how illogical these rumours may sound, they have sent a shiver down the spine for many, with some stopping receiving calls or SMS messages from unknown numbers or numbers they are not familiar with.
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