Alert Repeats on HTC Hero


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  1. reidlb

    reidlb New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello HTC Hero Gurus:

    I just bought an HTC Hero (for my Sprint account). I get SMS test messages to alert me to problems with our systems at work. I need the alert sound to repeat until I acknowledge it (I may not have been in the room when the message was originally received). Is there a setting for that on the Hero? If not, any suggestions for an ap that will work?

    Thanks.
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  2. jaybea830802

    jaybea830802 Well-Known Member

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    There are two options. One is to download Missed Reminder from the market. This allows you to configure reminders for SMS messages and missed calls, with a wide range of options for sounds, intervals and vibration. It has not been updated for a long time and I found that recently it has been taking a lot of Partial Wake Time, which could drain the battery.

    The other option is Handcent SMS which also has a range of options for reminders. The reminders are not quite as flexible as Missed Reminder but come with the already excellent messaging app so you don't have to install anything else.
     
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    reidlb New Member This Topic's Starter

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    jaybea830802,

    Thanks for the info. I stumbled across Missed Reminder and downloaded it before I read your reply. Just curiously, how did you know that it was taking alot of "Partial Wake Time"?

    Thanks.

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    There is an application from the Market called Spare Parts which gives you some additional data about battery and usage statistics. There are also some performance tweaks which might speed up some of the animations on the phone.

    From testing the phone over the weekend, I am not sure that Missed Reminder has that much of an impact on battery usage even through it has a fairly high partial wake usage. For me the benefits of Missed Reminder outweigh the disadvantages.
     
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    reidlb New Member This Topic's Starter

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    jaybea830802,

    Thanks for the info, especially the "Spare Parts" application. I will certainly look into it.

    So far I agree with you ... the value of the "Missed Reminder" application far, far, FAR outweighs any battery concerns for me (to this point anyway).

    Thanks for all the advice and help. You folks are GREAT!

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