03-10-2009 09:03 PM
03-10-2009 10:19 PM
My 8350i is very similar. I have yet to find how to control how loud the ringer is (besides "Profile") or to adjust how many times it rings.
I don't understand why BlackBerry does not use the normal ways of some features. Even trying return a missed call is complicated. At least I can redial the last number smply by holding in the call button on my Bluetooth.
So far in 3 days I have missed at least 10 calls because I could not hear my BlackBerry ringing,even with "Profile" set to "Loud". To keep from missing calls, I have to sleep with my Bluetooth on my ear: very uncomfortable.
03-11-2009 02:36 PM
03-11-2009 04:21 PM
Hope this helps. Discovered a way to change the number of rings - now I get 4 but it still vibrates once first. Go to the 'Profiles' then scroll down to 'Advanced' on the very bottom. Click the trackball. Highlight the active profile and click the trackball. It has options for all the different functions. Scroll down to 'phone' and click the trackball. It has an 'Out of Holster' option at the top of the menu and if you scroll down it has and 'In Holster' option. You can change the different options. It seems to have a vibrate first function and I still haven't found a way to eliminate the vibrating first, if there is any, but at least I got it down to only one and increased the amount of ring tones. If anyone knows how eliminate the vibrate can you please let me know.
03-12-2009 02:15 AM
Actually that helped a lot.
I can choose none, tone, vibrate or vibrate+tone for the ringer though.
It still amazes me that you can only choose 1, 2 or 3 rings. Having preset volume levels is also something that is from the stone age (as far as cell phones are concerned).
I like my BlackBerry, but the more I find out about, the less it seems to be a "Smartphone". I think all my "dumber" phones in the last 10 years had fully adjustable volume levels, not just 5 preset ones, and the ringer was either continuous (at least until voice mail was set to answer) or 1-10 rings, not just 3.The best was my last phone that had voice announced Caller ID. If the number was in my contacts list, it said the name it was under, if it wasn't, it read out the number calling. The voice announce was twice, then the ringtone would take over until you answered or voice mail picked up.
BlackBerries seem to have regressed back to the 80's as far as the standard features go.