BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-22-2009, 07:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
parenthetical guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Shanghai, China
Model: Bold
Carrier: :reirraC
Posts: 64
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Profiles: Can you figure this exception puzzler?

Please Login to Remove!

At the moment I have my family set up as an exception: I call it Family. I give them a unique ring tone so I can identify them and boost up their volume to Medium when my BB is in the holster. I don't want to miss them, right?

So far so good.

Now, when I'm outside (shopping mall, crowded street) I put my BB profile to Loud -- with everything boosted up to Maximum so I can hear. So I don't miss anybody. Which I don't. Except: my family. This weekend, my wife gave me an earful when I answered her when she used a friend's phone, because I wasn't picking up her call from her phone. That's because the "family" exception is doing what it is supposed to do and rang her call in at Medium which of course I didn't hear.

My puzzle: To be able to hear my family when I'm using the Loud profile, I can deselect the exception when I activate Loud, but then I lose the unique ringtone. Plus it's no longer a one-click change. And switching back is cumbersome, too.

Is there a more elegant way to do this?

Last edited by parenthetical guy : 04-22-2009 at 07:21 PM.
Offline  
Old 04-22-2009, 09:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
diffused's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado
Model: Z10
OS: 10102151
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 179
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default

I have the 8830. Stop using the exceptions. (Clear them out).
Instead, attach custom ring tones to your family members in your address book. They will automatically go up and down in volume depending on the profile you choose. Does this help?
__________________
Z10
10.1.0.2151
Verizon
Offline  
Old 04-23-2009, 10:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Klotar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Winnipeg MB Canada
Model: 9700R
OS: 7.1.0.190
PIN: On Request
Carrier: Rogers Wireless
Posts: 902
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

The problem is, if I understand correctly, is that assigning custom ringtones to family contacts WILL create a Profile Exception.

Unless you meant, uncheck the profile exception even though one is created.
__________________
-Klotar
Supervising Manager of the Department of Redundancy Department.
BlackBerry Certified Support Specialist
Offline  
Old 04-24-2009, 10:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
parenthetical guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Shanghai, China
Model: Bold
Carrier: :reirraC
Posts: 64
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

The custom ringtone option is buried in the menus, but I did find it. And assigned my family members a custom ringtone.

This does create a profile exception (interestingly enough) as Klotar notes above. However, with the with this exception checked, the rings work the way I want: a custom ringtone at the volume level set by the profile...

So, problem solved.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.