Hi all, I have been having my BB Pearl for about a week now. Before, I owned an extremely old, free Nokia. It was clearly time for an upgrade!
So, I am having fun with this new, pretty phone. Clear calls and what not. But I'm on the verge of returning it because of the ridiculous alarm/snooze. I use my phone as an alarm clock, and I am not going to settle and buy another alarm clock. My partner uses a real alarm clock on his nightstand, and I'm not going to have 2 clocks in one bedroom. Also, I sleep over at my sisters' sometimes and they don't have one in their bedroom. Basically, I don't use my phone for anything except for making calls and waking me up. It has got to do both, or else I'm not getting my money's worth. I don't do email/internet/music on my phones like others do, so I really just expect that the alarm will work for me.
What is driving me NUTS is that you literally have to wake up, look at the phone, find the special button, and scroll to snooze. Oh, and BE CAREFUL not to hit dismiss, because then you're screwed! On my old cheapie, any key was the snooze key. And if I couldn't wake up, it would keep ringing all morning for me. On this stupid thing, I hit the snooze and there's like a 50/50 chance that I will ever hear another peep from the alarm! As you can tell, I woke up late this morning and I'm so angry that I could throw this thing into the toilet and flush. Of course, that won't do any good, hah.
I'm a very heavy sleeper, and I just want a decent alarm feature on this phone. I don't know who designed this, but they must not ever have to snooze in the mornings, otherwise they would have done better. I've never had a phone with this problem in my entire life.
I would like to have it so that any key was the snooze key. Is this possible?
Also, I do have the snooze option set correctly.
I noticed that many others in here had similar problems with theirs. Have you had any luck fixing it? If so, what did you do? If no one has an answer, I'm bringing it back today and getting a different phone. I hate this thing completely right now. I can't believe it let me sleep til 10! It's so hard for me to wake up in the mornings and I need an alarm that will be persistant about it!
I really would like to avoid bringing it back, as I do love the way it looks and feels, as well as the call quality. Why did they have to ruin it with such a dumb snooze??
Anyway, thanks for reading all my ranting, and hopefully I can work this out!