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Old 02-27-2007, 08:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have just migrated from the 8700 to the 8800 and love the new phone. I do have one question:

How do I change the alert tone for a voice mail. I have all my settings for calendar and phone, etc working perfectly but would like to change the tone that tells me when I have a voice mail. Which one is it?
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I have just migrated from the 8700 to the 8800 and love the new phone. I do have one question:

How do I change the alert tone for a voice mail. I have all my settings for calendar and phone, etc working perfectly but would like to change the tone that tells me when I have a voice mail. Which one is it?

Try changing the SMS message tone. My voicemail tone is the same as my SMS message tone.
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There is no seperate alert for VM. It's the same as SMS Text.
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Try changing the SMS message tone. My voicemail tone is the same as my SMS message tone.
That is what I needed to know. As I never use SMS, changing it is no problem, I just did not know which one it was.

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No problem!
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I wish it wouldnt show the alert as SMS.

The way I use the phone I hit a speed dial key to check the voicemail and either save or delete it then go view the missed call in my messages log to make that disappear once I am done i have to then go into SMS and remove that notification as well. If it just showed the onscreen VMI that would be sufficent.
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^ Not sure why carriers would have any motivation to develop a different basis for VM notification than SMS.
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^ Not sure why carriers would have any motivation to develop a different basis for VM notification than SMS.
For customers to be happy.
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For customers to be happy.
Think the ratio is anywhere near the 80/20 rule?

Remember that non-smartphone units get notifications the same way, so their numbers (by far, the majority) must be included.
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FWIW, on GSM phones voice mail alerts are actually delivered to the phone as specially formatted SMS messages... Not to say it wouldn't be easy to treat those messages differently.
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