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Old 06-28-2005, 09:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ijust switched from a nokia to Alltels Blackberry. I love the Email -But Hate the phone. Anyone know a way to get some volume on the ringer? I have mine set for loud,and compared to my former cellphone, it's what most people wound consider quiet or soft..
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You are SOL my friend we have all been complaining about this for some time now. I have been told its a business tool so it doesnt need to be loud, but my statement is what if my business is loud ie, Construction.
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I second that! It definately needs to be adjustable to a much louder ring if desired. My Blackberry is now my single wireless device. If I set it down at home, I still need to be able to hear the damned thing if it rings.
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Ijust switched from a nokia to Alltels Blackberry. I love the Email -But Hate the phone. Anyone know a way to get some volume on the ringer? I have mine set for loud,and compared to my former cellphone, it's what most people wound consider quiet or soft..
If it is a 7100 model then you can put mp3 ringtones on (see the many threads on this) - They are MUCH louder.
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I'll second that. The multi-channel MIDI wavetable on the 7100 and its use of PCM audio can make for some very loud ringers.
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I was wondering. And maybe someone can give some insight if it can be done. I was gonna look at taking the speaker out and changing it out with another from another phone. Possible? Crazy? Waste of good time?
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Steve Bell (http://stevebell.ws) says:

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There are a couple of problems with the BB on the (surprise) telephone side, which still persists after 2 years of engineering revís/new models. These problems are much easier to deal with and/or Ďhack aroundí than the previously-described, more serious Treo cell phone problems. But whatís surprising is that itís still a problem after two years of BlackBerry cell phone production/marketing/sales.

Research in Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM) seems to be a much savier, more entrepreneurial company than PalmOne (Nasdaq: PLMO), so Iím surprised they have let this problem persist for a good two years now (since they added cellular telephone functionality). Must boil down to hard economics.

The first of two problems I see with the BlackBerry telephones is something that on the surface at least, would seem easy to fix. And that is that they have implemented a weak audio output (Class A amplifier) stage. So if youíre trying to use one in a noisy environment (e.g. walking around a downtown street), itís often hard to hear the other party. All they would need to do is boost the power of the Class A audio output stage. There are some engineering tradeoffs - battery size/life, etc - but there is no good reason why they couldnít do it (existence proof: all the other phone manufacturers can do it).
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I was wondering. And maybe someone can give some insight if it can be done. I was gonna look at taking the speaker out and changing it out with another from another phone. Possible? Crazy? Waste of good time?
You Know you just might have something there.. Radio shack makes a batttery powered portable speaker with 1/8 stereo plug.. You would need a 1/8 to 1/32 stereo adapter (Yes they make one of those too) Then just plug it into the headset jack.. Bulk as all hell, But you could set it up on a desk and hear it in the next room..

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This is one of the problems I hate the most about the BB, coming from an obscenely loud i860. I just learned to carry phone with me at ALL times. Usually the vibrate or it vibrating against the desk is louder than the MIDI ringer.
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