Originally Posted by rambo47
This is a case of there being a right way, a wrong way, and a BlackBerry way. The BlackBerry way makes sense when you stand back and stare at it for a while.
They prioritized the alarm to ALWAYS work. Other things can be silenced, but the alarm is considered "mission critical" and overrides muting or profile changes.
Yes, I see where they are coming from. Just a pity there isn't a 'shut up completely, whatever' option.