When a cell phone becomes so attached to the person's self that they can feel it vibrate or ring when it has not. This stems from a long term dependency on cell phone technology and can easily be remedied by not using cell phone technology for several weeks. The term Phantom Cell Phone Syndrome was first coined by Social Psychologist Bradley Ictech.
When you feel your cell phone vibrate in your pocket, but it is in the other room you have just experienced Phantom Cell Phone Syndrome.
by ireadbooks March 14, 2013
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the same as phantom limb syndrome, but when you don't have your phone in your pocket, yet you still feel the vibrations of getting a text/call. tends to stem from advanced cell phone addiction. usually takes 1-2 weeks of not having a phone to cure.
"I thought I got a text, but my phone isn't even in my pocket!", "dude, you have phantom cell phone syndrome!"
by kristopher superstar June 26, 2009
Occasionally feeling as if you can hear your cellphone ringtone or feel it vibrating in your pocket when you don't have it on you or it's not within earshot or no one has called or texted you.
I felt my cell vibrating in my pocket, but when I reached in there to grab it, it wasn't even on my. Just phantom cellphone syndrome, I guess.
by rstarr2713 July 26, 2009