Originally Posted by bbcurve
For the record, I just tried this and the 8300 just went into "Standby Mode." I called my phone from a landline, and it rang through loud and clear.
From what I gather, Standby Mode is really just a Keyboard Lock. It doesn't shut off the radio hardware, calls still ring in loud - the only thing that happens is your keyboard/buttons are locked until you press the Mute button again.
Bummer. You would think that RIM would think of something more efficient.