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Old 02-08-2006, 01:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If there is some way to change this or if it's just my phone, please let me know.

I've had the 8700C since they started taking orders on the phone. Love it, but there are two things that drive me up the wall.

The first and biggest problem is that the mic picks up everything.
Example: If I'm at a mall, the person on the other side can barely hear me b/c of the noise at the mall. I also hear the noise through the phone itself which makes it hard for me to hear the other person. The treo wasn't this bad and I used to have a sprint phone several years ago that even filtered out a jet engine when I was 20 feet away from it (best phone mic I've experienced).

The other gripe doesn't happen too often, but sometimes when my signal gets weak and then loses connection, the phone plays this european police sounding siren at full volume and it almost blows my ear drum.

Is something screwy with my phone or is this just how it is?
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Do you live near a police station in Europe?
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Do you live near a police station in Europe?
I heard that this happened to 4 of my collegues who went to Europe for a conference, which happened to be right next to the police station. Everytime a police car fired up their siren, the 8700c's they were carrying would start playing the European national anthem, not a siren sound though as you describe. A different problem maybe?

Very odd.

...P.S. I have only had problems with sound when it is windy out or if the signal shows only one bar. Other than that I have no complaints and neither do the people I talk to.
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I have the same problem with my mic. It picks up every noise around. Looks like I will have to deal with it, or get a headset.
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I don't have an 8700 and mine does the same. I assume the mic is overly sensitive due to the shape of the phone in connection with where you mouth is or the noise cancellation is working TOO hard or not at all (assuming it has it.. never checked)

Same issue exists on non-noise cancelling headsets (like the one that comes in the box)...

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If there is some way to change this or if it's just my phone, please let me know.

I've had the 8700C since they started taking orders on the phone. Love it, but there are two things that drive me up the wall.

The first and biggest problem is that the mic picks up everything.
Example: If I'm at a mall, the person on the other side can barely hear me b/c of the noise at the mall. I also hear the noise through the phone itself which makes it hard for me to hear the other person. The treo wasn't this bad and I used to have a sprint phone several years ago that even filtered out a jet engine when I was 20 feet away from it (best phone mic I've experienced).

The other gripe doesn't happen too often, but sometimes when my signal gets weak and then loses connection, the phone plays this european police sounding siren at full volume and it almost blows my ear drum.

Is something screwy with my phone or is this just how it is?
I am on my 4th 8700R and have the same issues you stated.

The current one is much better than the first 3 I had. Problems you ask?
#1 - Major issues with voice clipping, especially in noisy environments
#2 - Freezing during calls requiring me to pull the battery to reset the device
#3 - Was sent as a replacement for #2 with a blown speaker

I wish there was a way to disable the signal lost notification but to my knowledge there is not. Also, I find that my phone is almost unusable in noisy environments.
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The first and biggest problem is that the mic picks up everything.
Example: If I'm at a mall, the person on the other side can barely hear me b/c of the noise at the mall. I also hear the noise through the phone itself which makes it hard for me to hear the other person.....

The other gripe doesn't happen too often, but sometimes when my signal gets weak and then loses connection, the phone plays this european police sounding siren at full volume and it almost blows my ear drum.

Is something screwy with my phone or is this just how it is?
I have had the same issues. The 7100 and 8700 have horrible noise cancellation (although the 8700 in my opinion is WAY better than the 7100 which I found hardly useable in loud environments)

As for your other issue, I also blew a couple ear drums on the 8700. Worse than the siren sound is that occasionally in loud environments when I set the volume to the highest setting a word or two that someone would say over the phone would be piercingly loud..again causing the "blown eardrum" feeling.

Anyone else had this issue with the 8700 on the loudest setting in a loud environment?
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ye..sometimes...I do think the speaker are not loud enough!
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Gee, I can't tell if my new 8700c has any of those problems.

I haven't been able to get it out of it's holster yet.

Sorry, I just had to vent, every f***ing time I need to answer the phone I have to put my foot on the holster and yank with both arms.

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If you where your 8700 on your right side of your belt, you need to put your right thumb on the top of the bb and use your index and middle fingers(pushing on the bb itself on the case) to push it up towards your thumb. It was bugging me until I figured it out. Later
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If you where your 8700 on your right side of your belt, you need to put your right thumb on the top of the bb and use your index and middle fingers(pushing on the bb itself on the case) to push it up towards your thumb. It was bugging me until I figured it out. Later
Oh, OK, I'm relieved it isn't just me. I'm making a diagram as we speak and will dutifully practice an hour a day.

Thanks for taking the time to post.

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