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mark5lam 04-18-2006 12:41 PM

New 8700g comment and question
 
Just picked up my T-Mobile 8700g. So far so good. Much better than my old 7100t IMHO.

One thing I really don't understand is that BlackBerry's are widely thought of as business phones yet there isn't a single "professional" sounding ring tone pre installed in this phone (Same for the 7100t I had before). It would be embarassing to be in a meeting and forget to set the phone to vibrate and have some silly digital song start playing as your ringtone.

Does anyone know were to easily download some standard digital ringers for the BlackBerry?

Also, does anyone have experience with eOffice softwear for BB? If so, what's your opinion? Worth the investment?

Thanks all.

d_fisher 04-18-2006 12:48 PM

Check out the Ringtones, Themes, and Wallpapers Discussion forum. You should be able to find something you like there.

Seattle18 04-18-2006 01:06 PM

What does a professional ringtone sound like? I am not embarassed when mine goes off around my law firm or other lawyers, and I use the Classic Phone. The Bonjour is okay too, for business purposes.

DuckWingDuck 04-18-2006 01:15 PM

I use trance music!! Just kidding. I'm actually not quite sure what my current ringtone is because I've been on vibrate for a few days.

El Blackberry 04-18-2006 01:52 PM

I agree with mark5lam, I was dissapointed that the ringers that were on the 7230/7290 are not here, the 'hotel' is what I use but some of those other ringers are very non-professional. Word!

Pizzle 04-18-2006 02:40 PM

Mark, I am so with you, man. While having music tones on the phone is cool, I'm one of those weirdos that prefers his phone to sound like a phone when it rings.

I use "classic phone", but would prefer the ring from my old 7290 that I used...whatever that was.

I've checked the Ringers forum, and everyone there seems into music tones. I couldn't find anything related to importing normal ringers.

cooperpwc 04-18-2006 02:46 PM

Personally I think that my MP3 edit of "Maps and Legends" by REM is suitable for all business purposes.

tfaz1 04-18-2006 02:48 PM

I'm all about the notifier_magic. I think it's subtle enough with low/medium volume for business. At least, none of my clients seem to mind it.

Pizzle 04-18-2006 02:50 PM

Oh, and another annoyance...

I miss the "beep" that I had my e-mail message notification set to on my 7290. The closest thing I can get to that now is the "sonar" ping.

Although it IS a bit entertaining when it goes off in my pocket. I tell some of the hot girls I see and hang out with that my wang has "hot girl sonar" and that it goes off when they're around.

I'd kill to go back to that beep, though... :(

Liv 04-18-2006 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Pizzle
Oh, and another annoyance...

I miss the "beep" that I had my e-mail message notification set to on my 7290. The closest thing I can get to that now is the "sonar" ping.

Although it IS a bit entertaining when it goes off in my pocket. I tell some of the hot girls I see and hang out with that my wang has "hot girl sonar" and that it goes off when they're around.

I'd kill to go back to that beep, though... :(

Ha ha ha ha! Does that actually WORK? :D

aphr0deity 04-18-2006 03:17 PM

Maybe it's just me, but I happen to think that the 24 ringtone is pretty professional sounding.

And it makes me think I'm cooler than everyone else. Haha.

kawonuga 04-18-2006 03:31 PM

I am going to upgrade to the 8700g this weekend but I wanted to know something first. Can you set to you profile to ring and vibrate for all you you alerts, calls, messages, etc?

RickCharles 04-18-2006 04:00 PM

Yes, you can customize your alerts, vibrate, tone and LED, to differentiate for phone calls, messages, calendar events, sms messages and tasks, and to differentiate based upon whether the BB is in or out of the holster.

Pizzle 04-18-2006 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Liv
Ha ha ha ha! Does that actually WORK? :D


You'd be amazed... *adjusts halo*

;)

mark5lam 04-18-2006 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pizzle
Mark, I am so with you, man. While having music tones on the phone is cool, I'm one of those weirdos that prefers his phone to sound like a phone when it rings.

I use "classic phone", but would prefer the ring from my old 7290 that I used...whatever that was.

I've checked the Ringers forum, and everyone there seems into music tones. I couldn't find anything related to importing normal ringers.

That's what I'm saying. I have no problem with all the music and song tones it's just that I prefer standard phone ringers. Pick up almost any Motorolla phone and there will be at least 3 or 4 standard phone rings. I don't get why BB didn't at least give you a few options of non-music or song related ring-tones. Not only that, it's hard to find any. You want music tones, they're everywhere. You want simple, boring, standard ringers, good luck.

Guess I'll down load the music version of "Back Dat Ass Up" and make sure it's on loud during my next business meeting.

goaliemn 04-19-2006 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by kawonuga
I am going to upgrade to the 8700g this weekend but I wanted to know something first. Can you set to you profile to ring and vibrate for all you you alerts, calls, messages, etc?

Can you add more than the "default" profiles? one thing I hate about my 7100T is the fact it only has 4 or 5 profiles and I can't add more, or rename the existing ones :(

cooperpwc 04-19-2006 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by goaliemn
Can you add more than the "default" profiles? one thing I hate about my 7100T is the fact it only has 4 or 5 profiles and I can't add more, or rename the existing ones :(

The 8700 has 6 profiles (5 programmable plus all sounds Off). You can add more but you won't get a unique icon for them.

goaliemn 04-19-2006 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cooperpwc
The 8700 has 6 profiles (5 programmable plus all sounds Off). You can add more but you won't get a unique icon for them.

the 8700 seems much more icon driven..
Does each email account also get a different icon so you can tell which account has mail or where an email came in from?

takeshi 04-19-2006 12:39 PM

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Originally Posted by goaliemn
Does each email account also get a different icon so you can tell which account has mail or where an email came in from?

That's determined by BIS and not the device itself.

DuckWingDuck 04-19-2006 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Pizzle
You'd be amazed... *adjusts halo*

;)

I'll be trying that this weekend!!!


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