BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-18-2006, 01:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: san diego
Model: 8700
PIN: Duaaa
Carrier: t-mobile
Posts: 11
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default New 8700g comment and question

Please Login to Remove!

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.
Offline  
Old 04-18-2006, 01:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
Retired BlackBerryForums.com Moderator
 
d_fisher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Columbus, OH
Model: 9700
OS: SID 6.7
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 4,455
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Default

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

Remember, please try searching first!

Need a screenshot? ... Like JavaLoader?
Try using BBscreen .....Use JL_Cmder!
or BBScreenShooter!

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Offline  
Old 04-18-2006, 02:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
Seattle18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Seattle
Model: Curve
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 1,610
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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.
__________________
My heart belongs to Liv...
Offline  
Old 04-18-2006, 02:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
DuckWingDuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Irvine, CA
Model: 8700g
Carrier: TMO
Posts: 810
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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.
Offline  
Old 04-18-2006, 02:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
El Blackberry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Germantown, MD
Model: 9000
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 106
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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!
Offline  
Old 04-18-2006, 03:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
Retired BBF Moderator
 
Pizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Model: 8310
PIN: T + PINT = QUART
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 2,385
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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.
Offline  
Old 04-18-2006, 03:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
cooperpwc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Toronto Canada
Model: 8700R
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 1,001
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Personally I think that my MP3 edit of "Maps and Legends" by REM is suitable for all business purposes.
Offline  
Old 04-18-2006, 03:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
tfaz1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Model: 8700g
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 279
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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.
Offline  
Old 04-18-2006, 03:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
Retired BBF Moderator
 
Pizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Model: 8310
PIN: T + PINT = QUART
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 2,385
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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... :(
Offline  
Old 04-18-2006, 04:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
Liv
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
Liv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Antonio, TX - Seattle, WA
Model: 8330
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 1,093
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
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
__________________

Device: Sprint 8330 Curve - Crimson
My heart belongs to Seattle18 (Who I met on the Forums, ironic.)
Offline  
Old 04-18-2006, 04:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Atlanta
Model: 8700g
Carrier: T-Mo
Posts: 154
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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.
Offline  
Old 04-18-2006, 04:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
kawonuga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Atlanta,GA
Model: 8800c
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 18
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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?
Offline  
Old 04-18-2006, 05:00 PM   #13 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
RickCharles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Model: 9000
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 114
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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.
Offline  
Old 04-18-2006, 06:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
Retired BBF Moderator
 
Pizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Model: 8310
PIN: T + PINT = QUART
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 2,385
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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

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

;)
Offline  
Old 04-18-2006, 06:20 PM   #15 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: san diego
Model: 8700
PIN: Duaaa
Carrier: t-mobile
Posts: 11
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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.
Offline  
Old 04-19-2006, 10:53 AM   #16 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Model: 8700
Carrier: t-mobile
Posts: 125
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
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 :(
Offline  
Old 04-19-2006, 10:56 AM   #17 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
cooperpwc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Toronto Canada
Model: 8700R
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 1,001
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
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.
Offline  
Old 04-19-2006, 01:13 PM   #18 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Model: 8700
Carrier: t-mobile
Posts: 125
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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?
Offline  
Old 04-19-2006, 01:39 PM   #19 (permalink)
BlackBerry Mensa
 
takeshi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Houston
Model: 8310
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 7,741
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
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.
Offline  
Old 04-19-2006, 02:16 PM   #20 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
DuckWingDuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Irvine, CA
Model: 8700g
Carrier: TMO
Posts: 810
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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

;)
I'll be trying that this weekend!!!
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.