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Old 12-27-2007, 08:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a way to silience the key tones when dialing a phone number? When dialing a phone number the key tones are coming from the speakerphone and are quite loud. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 12-27-2007, 08:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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options screen keyboard key tones off
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options screen keyboard key tones off
Doesn't work for direct dialing.

If you absolutely, positively have to dial a number without the phone emitting DTMF tones, you'll need to do one of the following:
  • Create an address book entry and call using that
  • Type the phone number into a scratch memopad or email and use the BB's automatic number recognition feature to dial (you'll see the number become underlined once recognized)
  • Plug a wired headset into the phone (dial tones will be routed to headset)
  • Submerge the BB in Jello and dial
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Doesn't work for direct dialing.

If you absolutely, positively have to dial a number without the phone emitting DTMF tones, you'll need to do one of the following:
  • Create an address book entry and call using that
  • Type the phone number into a scratch memopad or email and use the BB's automatic number recognition feature to dial (you'll see the number become underlined once recognized)
  • Plug a wired headset into the phone (dial tones will be routed to headset)
  • Submerge the BB in Jello and dial
but it does quiets it down alot I barely hear mine In a semi noisy environment I don't hear them at all
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but it does quiets it down alot I barely hear mine In a semi noisy environment I don't hear them at all
True, they do seem quieter, but I don't think I could get away with dialing during a meeting without someone noticing. And the Options-Screen/Keyboard-key tones off feature only silences the slight chirp you hear when you press any of the keys; it doesn't have any effect on the volume level of the DTMF tones; they're the same volume when key tones are turned on.
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my question is why do you need to dial if you are in a meeting? To be honest I didnt even notice the tones at all till I read your post. I had to go play with mine to see if it made noise. I guess i have carried one so long I just got used to it.
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my question is why do you need to dial if you are in a meeting? To be honest I didnt even notice the tones at all till I read your post. I had to go play with mine to see if it made noise. I guess i have carried one so long I just got used to it.
The meeting was just an example; there are simply times where you might want to dial the phone without anyone else hearing. The OP's question comes up regularly, so it's apparently not an uncommon need.

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I'm trying to figure out what you guys are talking about. I have key tones disabled in options. There is no tone when I press keys to dial. And I don't hear the dial tones from the ear speaker when the blackberry dials, only the phone on the other end ringing. So I thought this must be an 8703 question only and doesn't work this way on 8700. Is that it?
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I'm trying to figure out what you guys are talking about. I have key tones disabled in options. There is no tone when I press keys to dial. And I don't hear the dial tones from the ear speaker when the blackberry dials, only the phone on the other end ringing. So I thought this must be an 8703 question only and doesn't work this way on 8700. Is that it?
Maybe, I don't have an 8700 to compare to. I do know that with the 4.1 firmware for the 8703e, there was no way (other than the options provided in my list above) to silence the DTMF tones when dialing, and they were pretty loud. Dawg makes a good point that the volume of the DTMF tones is much lower with the 4.2 firmware, though. Still not ideal, but better.
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