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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pastafarian, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie
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    Is there any way to turn off the searching for signal tones? I get the little "bong bongs" whenever I'm in a subway. The tone plays through the main speaker even when using a headset. Very annoying.... well slightly annoying.
     

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  2. Warlock

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    When you find out post it.

    This is not the first request to turn that annoyance off....
     
  3. chibucks

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    haven't been able to find anything... other than put it on vibrate only... does turning off data roaming guard and call guard help any?
     
  4. Warlock

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    Call guard is off and data roaming guard is set to never ask... still getting the annoying sound when I lose network and reconnect.
     
  5. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie
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    I was on a train this morning and I heard the tell tale searching noise...then I realized it wasn't my phone. From the sounds of it there were 2 other Android phones in that car and all 3 phones sounded like they were talking to each other. Someone much smarter than I has to fix this!
     
  6. Johnny Cakes

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    Maybe you're talking about something else, but isn't this a matter of going to notification setting and using the volume rocker to set it to silent?
     
  7. AndroidSPCS

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    Alternative is to put it in Airplane mode so it won't search for signal.
     
  8. zippy

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    Go to Menu > Settings > Sound & Display > Ringer Volume

    Uncheck "Use incoming call volume for Notifications"

    Slide all the way off.

    I think this works. Unfortunately I believe it will also remove the text ones and other items.
     
  9. the_dingman

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    Sounds like an unacceptable solution to me...

    ...This must be the mysterious sound I hear on occasion for what seemed like no apparent reason...
     
  10. pastafarian

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    Airplane mode will work, but is ubber inconvienient and will lead to occasionally walking around with a usless phone when one forgets to turn airplane mode off. Turning off/down notifications or has no effect. I don't know if media volume effects this as I'm using the phone as a media player and turning off the volume would be counter productive.
     
  11. zippy

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    I agree, this is the only thing that if not figured out will have me considering the HTC Touch Pro 2 I think. IS this an annoyance on that phone?
     
  12. chibucks

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    Does vibrate only work? Since the media volume is different than the ringer? I don't know where notifications fit...
     
  13. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie
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    It's a small annoyance, as opposed to Windows Mobile which is a HUGE annoyance. WM certainly gives more granular control for the OS vs Android at the cost of stability. I'll choose a little occasional boop boop noise over daily resets, lag, lock ups and the endless search for the perfect rom everyday of the week! The ONLY reasons to choose a WM device at this point are you need full (frustrating)office editing, your company is standardized on the platform and/or you need full enterprise server compliance, you like muttering "POS" under your breath all the time or you're deeply into the WM warez scene (which has all but killed the WM software business). I just saw where one company is offering the TP2 free + a $100 credit (they'll make it up in volume?) and it still isn't worth it IMHO!
     
  14. zippy

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    TY, I will continue to work on "boop boop" removal process then ... appreciate the opinion. How about the BB Tour if I continue to fail at removal (is "boop boop" an issue on the tour?)
     
  15. zippy

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    Seems like Notifications are all balanced via the same volume control (system signal, text alerts, roam, etc ..>) I can live without all of the system alerts but the text ones, is there an app that uses its own sounds for text alerts that doesn't abide by the Notifications volume slider? SMS Popup is working but it's volume controls follow the built in ones. Or, if we could id the name of the sound file used for the system alerts (triple tones), we could maybe put in a silent sound and see if it takes.
     
  16. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie
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    Having never owned one, I don't know a whole lot about BB's. It seem's to me they do a lot less than an Android/iPhone/WM phone, but what it does it does very well. I've used a friends Tour and can say that the web browsing experience is harsh compared to even mobile ie on a WM phone. I certainly wouldn't trade phones with him. He's never complained about unwanted tones when out of service. Still, BB's have the highest user approval #'s of any phone and it's hard to argue with success.
     
  17. dnordahl

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    Has anyone come up with a decent fix for this yet? The signal at my house today is weak for some reason and the thing is beeping at me every two minutes. Also annoying when out and about with friends and I get that noise all the time and everyone is wondering what the hell is going on with my phone. I do not want to disable text notifications to fix this.

    What is the name of the sound file it is playing? Can it not just be replaced or deleted?
     

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