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Old 01-11-2006, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've set the profile on my Blackberry 7250 to "Loud", and for phone calls to ring at "High" volume.

Yet, the sound -- regardless of which ring I use -- is really quiet. I miss more than half of my phonecalls because if it rings when I'm in only a moderately noisy environment, I can't hear the thing ring at all.

Is there anything I can do to make this sucker ring louder?

Thanks for your help!

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buy a regular phone because thats a good as it gets
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Old 01-11-2006, 03:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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buy a regular phone because thats a good as it gets
Bummer.

Is there third-party software I can download that would help make this ring louder?

I've set it to vibrate/ring, which helps a bit, but I was hoping just to make it ring louder.

Do any other models ring louder than the 7250?

Thanks!

Chuck
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Old 01-11-2006, 03:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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IMO, my 7100 rings loud as hell in 'Loud'.
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Bummer.

Is there third-party software I can download that would help make this ring louder?

I've set it to vibrate/ring, which helps a bit, but I was hoping just to make it ring louder.

Do any other models ring louder than the 7250?

Thanks!

Chuck
My 8700 rings loud. I can hear it in my truck even with the cd player cranked way up.
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Old 01-11-2006, 03:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well, I'm glad the 7100 and the 8700 rings loud. The 7250 ringer volume can be described as anemic at best.

I can't believe that this product was manufactured with such a low ring volume. I've searched through other postings on here, and it appears to be a common complaint with 7250 users.

That sux big time, IMO.

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Old 01-11-2006, 03:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Well, I'm glad the 7100 and the 8700 rings loud. The 7250 ringer volume can be described as anemic at best.

I can't believe that this product was manufactured with such a low ring volume. I've searched through other postings on here, and it appears to be a common complaint with 7250 users.

That sux big time, IMO.

Chuck
The original concept (before BBs had speakers) was remote/push email. Phone operation was added later to compete w/other PDAs. It was also designed to be kept in its holster most of the time where vibration was the primary notification.

As suggested, get a newer BB (7100, 8700).
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Is there anything I can do to make this sucker ring louder?
Here are some louder ringtones you can try. Visit http://tones.jimvaughan.com with your BlackBerry. Alternatively, you could visit http://davidenglish.com/wml/index.wml with your BlackBerry and choose "Non-Musical MIDI Ringtones."

Those ringtones are as loud as any you'll find for a 7200-series BlackBerry. If they aren't loud enough, your best option would be another phone (as mentioned previously).

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Old 01-12-2006, 08:05 AM   #9 (permalink)
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The original concept (before BBs had speakers) was remote/push email. Phone operation was added later to compete w/other PDAs. It was also designed to be kept in its holster most of the time where vibration was the primary notification.

As suggested, get a newer BB (7100, 8700).
Thanks whsbuss. Now I understand why this product is so deficient as far as ringer volume is concerned. Unfortunately, purchasing a newer BB is out of the question right now because I just now purchased this one (my first) from Verizon.

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Old 01-12-2006, 08:07 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Here are some louder ringtones you can try. Visit http://tones.jimvaughan.com with your BlackBerry. Alternatively, you could visit http://davidenglish.com/wml/index.wml with your BlackBerry and choose "Non-Musical MIDI Ringtones."

Those ringtones are as loud as any you'll find for a 7200-series BlackBerry. If they aren't loud enough, your best option would be another phone (as mentioned previously).

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Thanks for your help, David. I've visited both sites and downloaded a couple of ring tones from each, and will experiment to see which one works best.

Incidentally, is there somewhere on the forum where I can find descriptions of all those downloads available on your website?

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Incidentally, is there somewhere on the forum where I can find descriptions of all those downloads available on your website?
I havenít posted any descriptions. The titles are a pretty good guide to how they will sound, and you can audition them on your BlackBerry browser before choosing to install them.

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I havenít posted any descriptions. The titles are a pretty good guide to how they will sound, and you can audition them on your BlackBerry browser before choosing to install them.

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David, sorry, I didn't mean the sounds. I meant the other downloads you have available.

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I meant the other downloads you have available.
The wallpaper files have thumbnails that will give you some indication of what they look like. The only other thing on the site is the links to BlackBerry programs you can download over the air. The program titles are there, but -- you're right -- there are no descriptions.

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I too am saddened by the low ring tones :{

I just got the 7250 because it was cheaper than most verizon fones, and i like it but not all the missed callls.
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For anyone having problems with ring/speaker volume not being loud enough even if your Profile is set to LOUD profile and all the volume controls are up, I called NEXTEL and got Blackberry Support on this issue. These are the steps she told me to follow: (do this while the phone is on)

1. Take your battery out.

2. Hold in the power button (located on the top of the 7100i model, hold it in for 30 seconds release...

3. Put your battery/battery cover back on and it will/should automatically boot back on, may take a few minutes and BOOM should notice a difference.

This is what is known as a "hard re-set".

I asked if there was a reason behind this and she said sometimes the device gets glitched up.

Sorry if this doesn't help some people, But it worked for me so I figured I would pass this along...!

Let me know if this worked for anyone.

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I've set the profile on my Blackberry 7250 to "Loud", and for phone calls to ring at "High" volume.

Yet, the sound -- regardless of which ring I use -- is really quiet. I miss more than half of my phonecalls because if it rings when I'm in only a moderately noisy environment, I can't hear the thing ring at all.

Is there anything I can do to make this sucker ring louder?

Thanks for your help!

Chuck
I'm not sure if this applies, but I had a similar issue with my 8700c where, on occassion, the ringer was not very loud. I read somewhere about a glitch in the OS where the ringer volume adopts the speaker volume. To resolve, just make a phone call, place it on speakerphone (as opposed to headset), turn the volume to the highest setting, then end the call. I did that and it resolved the issue - I know it's helped a lot of other folks I know but they all have 8700s. Give that a try. Good luck.
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Alert and Standard are the loudest ringtones I have found to date.
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Here are some louder ringtones you can try. Visit http://tones.jimvaughan.com with your BlackBerry. Alternatively, you could visit http://davidenglish.com/wml/index.wml with your BlackBerry and choose "Non-Musical MIDI Ringtones."

Those ringtones are as loud as any you'll find for a 7200-series BlackBerry. If they aren't loud enough, your best option would be another phone (as mentioned previously).

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thankx alot david ... i went to your ring-tone site and i can now hear my 7290 ring ! yay ! i actually answer the phone now when my wife calls and she stopped thinking i'm having an affair with my not-so-hot secretary ... lol
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I had the same problem with my 7250.

What I did was download a new ring tone called "5 seconds 2 tone low"

I *think* this is where you can find it:
davidenglish dot com/ringtones.html

All I know is that it is loud as hell... and it lasts a long time (it rings for 5 seconds straight... pause for a second... and then 5 seconds again)

I use it for my alarm and my loud tone.. I can easily hear it 3 floors away.
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I *think* this is where you can find it:
davidenglish dot com/ringtones.html
That address will work with your computer's browser, though I don't think I've made all the ringtones accessible from there. The better method for installing the ringtones is to visit http://davidenglish.com/wml/index.wml with your BlackBerry and choose "Non-Musical MIDI Ringtones." You'll find "5 Seconds 2 Tones Low" listed among the other ringtones.

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