Phantom Buzz

What does phantom buzz mean?

False phone vibration in your pocket

A phantom buzz is when you think you feel your phone vibrating but it actually isn't. The feeling often occurs when you are anxiously awaiting a phone call or text and your mind tricks you into thinking that your phone is vibrating.


"I thought Kelsey just texted me back but it was just a phantom buzz."
When you think you think you felt a buzz

When you think you think you felt a buzz

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Last Updated: March 28, 2017

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