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Old 11-19-2008, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a new Blackberry user (prior phone and PalmT3) and love it after 2 days but one thing really bothers me. And it is so basic I hope someone knows of a fix for this rather than recording my own ringtones at greatly reduced volumes. If I am doing everything right I do not detect a way to fully attenuate the volume of the ringtone...for example in profiles..phone..you can program for mute..low..medium..high..high escalating...my dilemma is that I take call but I am a very light sleeper, so any noise at night seems terribly loud to me. I have always been able to attenuate the sound right on down to my liking...not this one and that bothers me ...alot! This seems like an easily fixed flaw. I wonder if all of the other Blackberry(s) have had this problem?

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You are the first I have read of Bold users who think the ringtones are too low.

You might want to get some louder ringtones, and/or use a program like Audacity to pump up the volume.

Likewise, I have some LOUD ringtones stored here, you are welcome to peruse and to download and use.

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oh no maybe I was not clear but the phone is WAY TOO LOUD (at 3am) even when on low..ALL OTHER cell phones I have owned in the last few years (first one was audiovox 1986) allow the user to continue to press the volume button on the side to reduce it further. The Bold allows only to reduce the volume of the call while engaged in the conversation either through earpiece or speaker but it has no effect on the ringtone volume. Thanks tho
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oh no maybe I was not clear but the phone is WAY TOO LOUD (at 3am) even when on low..ALL OTHER cell phones I have owned in the last few years (first one was audiovox 1986) allow the user to continue to press the volume button on the side to reduce it further. The Bold allows only to reduce the volume of the call while engaged in the conversation either through earpiece or speaker but it has no effect on the ringtone volume. Thanks tho
That is correct on a BlackBerry it is controlled in Profiles:

How do I edit my notification tones (profiles)? - BlackBerryFAQ
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You can change the ringer volume in the Profiles.
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yes you can change the ringer volume in profiles but only to specific volumes mute..low..medium..high... if you want to attenuate between those volumes you are out of luck I guess I will wrap it in a sock at night at low volume(still too loud) and live with the good parts but I find it annoying and poor design to give up a feature every other phone has. I just want it to work like every other volume control knob/button/control...and it doesn't
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Put it on vibrate on a hardwood surface.
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yes you can change the ringer volume in profiles but only to specific volumes mute..low..medium..high... if you want to attenuate between those volumes you are out of luck I guess I will wrap it in a sock at night at low volume(still too loud) and live with the good parts but I find it annoying and poor design to give up a feature every other phone has. I just want it to work like every other volume control knob/button/control...and it doesn't
I would take the original suggestion and make a specific ringtone. 10 minutes and you are done.
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Thanks but you obviously have never taken call. After many years i have become accustomed to my cell phone instead of a pager to notify me when I am needed. If I were to use a vibrator then I would be waking to every slight vibration inside or outside occuring throughout the night (I am a very light sleeper maybe because of taking years of call). I like the device but I hate having to do a work around for a poor design feature on something so basic...does no one else ever require a volume between LOW and MEDIUM or MEDIUM and HIGH.
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The other phones you mention offer 5 levels of volume instead of the 3 the BlackBerry does. No more no less.

There is a work around as stated in post two. No other solution other than another device you like better.
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are you kidding me..you can't take this thing from me I just thought mega$$$ well...you know I know its a small thing but I have grown to want all the new bells along with all the old good b & whistles and this seems like such a basic and ageless issue that should have been addressed. I mean have you never been in a situation where that "one more click down (or up) placed the level at a perfect point for the situation? I have many times and I thing so havwe others and why do we only get three or FIVE? I have done a quick survey and I can't find a sound producing device in my house that doe'st have a volume control (attenuator) and yes I know its picky but its 2008 for crying out loud...lol
Thhank you all for quick and helpful replies,
I will talk with a company rep and see if the developers could address this issue in future SMART PHONES (almost like "back" to the future) for those who liked that feature.
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Meanwhile, back at the farm, you know the solution.

If you can spell and use the word "attenuate" five times in one thread, you could have already downloaded, installed, "attenuated" a ringtone AND transferred it to your phone.
Unless your issue is just grip about not have the ability to attenuate , then problem solved.

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wow and you are the moderator, awfully agro words there bud,, don't patronize me or try to make me look stupid when I had a legitamate request for help and what the bottom line is a bunch of SMART mouth from the moderator about then problem solved maybe for you but I talk to others and I'll tell everyone about my first experience here and how helpful you were...NOT

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and besides audacity ain't free..and you sound quite defensive with all that BBS and BB stuff in your signature, just be careful and don't drink the cool aid bud
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Speaking of Kool Aid, Adolla are you on a Mac or PC? If you're on a Mac you can make your own ringtones with Garage Band, and you can adjust the volumes to whatever you need. If you're on a PC I'm sorry I can't help.
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Thank you chadrob I will follow your advice have my better half do a wake up tone for me (loud) and then have the cat meow (low) using sound recorder on my PC
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wow and you are the moderator, awfully agro words there bud,, don't patronize me or try to make me look stupid when I had a legitamate request for help and what the bottom line is a bunch of SMART mouth from the moderator about then problem solved maybe for you but I talk to others and I'll tell everyone about my first experience here and how helpful you were...NOT
No one is angry nor are they attempting to patronize you. You came to a site with a question; numerous people are trying to help you in different posts. In post after post you are complaining about the ringer volume on your BlackBerry but have not taken any advice to remedy the problem. If you donít like the friendly atmosphere and free help and advice then judging from your carrier you live in America and you have the choice to go somewhere else. Have a nice day.
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Have you tried the Escalating setting? It starts off very quiet and I mean very quiet and gradually comes up in volume at small intervals. I would set up a new profile called "Bed Time" or whatever and try the escalating settings on all your items you want to be alerted to. It's worth a try. I know I use the device for my alarm and it's is so nice to be peacefully awaken to a gentle nice escalating melody that gradually brings you out of slumber then that f$@#ing ann ann ann ann (I don't know how else to spell that annoying noise) radio alarm clock give you.

Let me know how it goes~
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I appreciate the help most of you have given me, some were very helpful and Caspan that sounds like a winner.


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"In post after post you are complaining about the ringer volume on your BlackBerry but have not taken any advice to remedy the problem". in post after post I was explaining why you moderators were not addressing my problem, not restating the same in each post |(check the transcript). In fact the first guy had the problem all wrong not too low but too loud |(still a flaw of the device as far as I am concerned). But, then again you probably ride a "technically advanced" Harley, while I am stuck with my BMW...put down that pipe dude...I'll stay at this site as I choose, but I am aware that so far the "moderators" are of least possible help and i will filter what they say accordingly. Maybe you should take a course in nice manners and diplomacy...no one wants to take your job/title from you . how about if you don't have something constructive to say in a nice way then don't respond to my posts...DEAL?
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I appreciate the help most of you have given me, some were very helpful and Caspan that sounds like a winner.


For the moderators:
"In post after post you are complaining about the ringer volume on your BlackBerry but have not taken any advice to remedy the problem". in post after post I was explaining why you moderators were not addressing my problem, not restating the same in each post |(check the transcript). In fact the first guy had the problem all wrong not too low but too loud |(still a flaw of the device as far as I am concerned). But, then again you probably ride a "technically advanced" Harley, while I am stuck with my BMW...put down that pipe dude...I'll stay at this site as I choose, but I am aware that so far the "moderators" are of least possible help and i will filter what they say accordingly. Maybe you should take a course in nice manners and diplomacy...no one wants to take your job/title from you . how about if you don't have something constructive to say in a nice way then don't respond to my posts...DEAL?
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