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Old 04-08-2008, 11:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Vibrate question... get it to vibrate more than 3 times?

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I notice the maximum setting for vibration is at 3? Can it be set for more somehow?

Also just the status lights come on. Can the main screen come on as well? Any settings for that?

I've had other phones do the above and why I'm asking.

I'm deaf so I like to have these settings.
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Hello Jack, I don't know if you can increase the number of vibrations, but there is a free product called BB Light that gives you complete control over the backlight function. One setting is that you can have the light come on with any activity on the device. At least that part sounds like what you're looking for.

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Old 04-08-2008, 11:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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No more than than three vibrates (you're lucky, I remember when it was just one!).

Can't turn on the backlighting for a message receipt, sorry.

and yes to BBAlerts for continued alerts after the BB doesn't continue
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BBalerts is a pretty good application to use, the trial period isn't very long but its nice because the status light let's you know what kind of message you get by the color, it would be nice if someone would come out with a program that does make the vibrate option last longer.
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Hello Jack, I don't know if you can increase the number of vibrations, but there is a free product called BB Light that gives you complete control over the backlight function. One setting is that you can have the light come on with any activity on the device. At least that part sounds like what you're looking for.

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Download BBLight/BBWeather/BBToday/BBReply binaries (GPL source code included!)
Yes! That is what I'm looking for to go along with the vibrate. I'll check that out. Thanks!



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it would be nice if someone would come out with a program that does make the vibrate option last longer.
Yeah... I had one past cell phone that would vibrate more than 3 and would do so every minute until I answer it, plus the screen would come on and stay on until answered. I liked that.
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jack, are you completely deaf? I have a good selection of LOUD ringtones, and while you are deaf, I know that sound causes some vibration, so I will pass these along to you, feel to free to peruse and use. Those files names ending in "loud" are LOUD!

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jack, are you completely deaf? I have a good selection of LOUD ringtones, and while you are deaf, I know that sound causes some vibration, so I will pass these along to you, feel to free to peruse and use. Those files names ending in "loud" are LOUD!

Index of /ringtones
I'm not completely deaf... deaf in Right ear and 95% loss in Left ear... so very close to being deaf. I do wear a hearing aid, but have it off a lot as I've learned to love silence. So I prefer vibration.

I remember at the Starbucks coffee shop right after I bought the BB, I had it set on ring (LOUD) and vibrate (3) and forgot to turn it off when I went into Starbucks. So while I was online with my notebook I noticed everyone staring at me and some giving me very dirty looks, I realized my hearing was off and the BB was ringing. It was loud enough for even me to hear when I turned on my hearing aid. LOL. Hence why I prefer VIBRATE.

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Here is what I found at the all deaf site:

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You can get Message Alerts, it lets you set the vibration up to 10 times and you can set the vibration duration too. Example, if you set the vibration to 5 and duration to 4, that means it will vibrate a total 20 seconds (brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr 4 seconds [pause] brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr 4 seconds [pause] brrrrrrrrrrrrrr 4 seconds [pause] brrrrrrrrrrr 4 seconds [pause] brrrrrrrrrrr 4 seconds and done).

It is very nice, I can set it to custom alert me, for example, if I get a message from my wife, I set it to 5 vibrates and 1 sec duration (fast "beeps") vs others will be 4 vibrations and 3 second duration, so I can easily tell if the incoming message is from my wife or not.

"+mablackberry+" <-- click here. It cost $24.95
Exactly what I'm looking for... but a bit pricey at $25 :(
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I have people who think by talking loud will work, it just doesn't help at all. Just wanted something that vibrate like Sidekick's. Sidekicks have whole bunch of vibrating tones just like you guys have interesting long list of ringtones to select from. Is there any software to download to allow deaf BB 8310 users to select "vibrating tones"
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No, sorry, I have never seen anything like that.

You are not the only hearing-impaired user to inquire of such. Some have found other helps, search the forums here on "deaf" and you might come across something worth doing.

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I have people who think by talking loud will work, it just doesn't help at all. Just wanted something that vibrate like Sidekick's. Sidekicks have whole bunch of vibrating tones just like you guys have interesting long list of ringtones to select from. Is there any software to download to allow deaf BB 8310 users to select "vibrating tones"
I'm deaf and found that these two programs helped me.
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I been trying to find a program that turns on the backlight when I get a text mail. No luck so far. I don't always see the little red status light when it is laying on my desk. Well, I solved it for now. When it is on my desk I elevate it up enough so I can see the status lights. Kinda neat really as I see the BB better.



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For something more functional that keeps your Curve easier to see while on your desk... I'd suggest the Blackberry Charging Pod... it keeps it standing up... and charges while it's there.

I just got mine for around $19 including shipping: Amazon.com: BlackBerry ASY-14396-002 Series Charging Pod - Silver for 8300 (CURVE) Series Devices: Cell Phones & Service



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Looks neat! With the BBalert & BBlight you can have the backlight on all the time when plugged into that.

Question though... does it hurt to stay plugged in all the time after it's fully charged?
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Nope. Today's lithium batteries have no memory. Also, most if not all of the newer chargers have a trickle mode where once the battery is charged 100%, it just "shuts off" if you will... and turns back on when your battery goes under 100%.
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no... the battery has a chip in it that will turn off the charging once its full
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Cory... you're totally following me around.

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Cool... I will definitely order me a charging pod.
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