Scrolling the wheel down only works if your alert sound is as long as the phone takes to go to answer machine. Does that make sense?
My ringer is just a business ring, and repeats over and over. Muting only silences one cycle of the ring, when it repeats, it sounds.
I have a pearl.
I'd love to be able to silence the ringer until the call goes to a/m. I could do it on my Nokia, but not the Pearl.