Originally Posted by tickerhacker
A somewhat belated addition to this thread. I just arrived directly here from googling the problem I also have, i.e. the alarm does not sound when the phone is off. Unfortunately this is my first disappointment within two days of moving to Android on Samsung Galaxy.
Whilst the point may be valid about a Blackberry only being in "standby" or "sleep" instead of truly off, I am compelled to add that on my previous phone the alarm would sound when the device was fully powered off (with battery inserted, of course). This phone being the very well-built Nokia E71. To me it seems that the technology required to do this has taken a small step backward and suggestions to leave the phone on are, albeit well-intentioned & appreciated, not the true solution.
Oh well, 12 days left of my 14 day trial. Lets' hope it's not be showstopper. Let me see...
The fact that the phone won't set off the alarm when it's powered off is a dealbreaker amuses me.
You have two options, buy an alarm clock, or leave the phone powered on at night. Both options aren't that difficult and the average user should be able to accomplish one of these.
If not, I guess return the phone.