Cellular Phone Signal Strength Chime
Original Publication Date: 2004-May-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-May-28
Cellular phone networks are notorious for having dead spots and problems handing off calls from one cell area to another when users are highly mobile. When driving a vehicle, a person may be travelling at a high rate of speed across these trouble areas, resulting in an intermittently poor signal. For a driver attempting to place a call, it can be dangerous to continuously glance down at a cell phone to check if the signal strength is sufficient to place a stable call. This invention seeks to alleviate that difficulty. By enabling the phone to give off audible chimes that represent the current signal strength, a user need not divert their gaze to continuously check their signal strength.