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    BBC News : S Korean mobiles to zap mosquitoes

    From Monday, subscribers to SK Telecom Company will be able to download a sound wave that humans cannot hear, but that annoys mosquitoes within a range of one metre (one yard).

    For the fee of $2.5, customers can then play the sound by pressing a few keys on their phones.

    The mobile phone emits a noise similar to the buzz of a male mosquito, which the blood-sucking females tend to avoid.

    Although it uses handset battery power faster, the service is expected to be very popular during Korea's hot, humid summers.

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    Re: Mosquito repellent mobile phone tone

    Originally posted by Maciamo
    BBC News : S Korean mobiles to zap mosquitoes
    Cell phones are already annoying enough... now to hear a few dozen people purposely play the distict sound pattern of the male mosquito...I'm glad this hasn't made it to North america yet. =)

    Random fact: Did you know that the female sucks blood and the male does not?

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    Re: Re: Mosquito repellent mobile phone tone

    Originally posted by Erik
    Random fact: Did you know that the female sucks blood and the male does not?
    Wow! Just like it is with humans!

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    Re: Re: Re: Mosquito repellent mobile phone tone

    Originally posted by Twisted
    Wow! Just like it is with humans!
    After writing this, I was thinking the same... =D

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    lol, women are vampire now? haha. but wait if humans can't hear it maybe it's just a scam. I mean you wouldn't be able to tell or not. Well then again you'd see if the mesquitos were biting........ok nevermind. O.o

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    Re: Re: Mosquito repellent mobile phone tone

    Originally posted by Erik
    Cell phones are already annoying enough... now to hear a few dozen people purposely play the distict sound pattern of the male mosquito...I'm glad this hasn't made it to North america yet. =)
    Have you missed that this sound is inaudible for humans ?

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    Saw a piece on that on NHK (or some other J-TV channel, can't remember which...). Some guy from the network took his ketai out into the woods while playing the tone continuously (what a trooper!). He was promptly feasted upon by many mosquitos. Save your yen for another beer (enough of those, and you won't notice the bites...).

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    Re: Re: Re: Mosquito repellent mobile phone tone

    Originally posted by Maciamo
    Have you missed that this sound is inaudible for humans ?
    Hmm, so I did! Ah well, still felt good to ***** about cell phones. =D

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