Low & Delayed Ringing

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bimboybimboy

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Thanks for starting the segment. Just bought OMNIA II 8GB in India and the problem is when a call comes it is initially very low and the goes up and this cannot be changed through the usual routes. Also the ring itself starts after 3 rings at the callers end. Any help is appreciated.
BTW, Its WM 6.1. Wm 6.5 is not yet available.
 
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hkwildboy

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Thanks for starting the segment. Just bought OMNIA II 8GB in India and the problem is when a call comes it is initially very low and the goes up and this cannot be changed through the usual routes. Also the ring itself starts after 3 rings at the callers end. Any help is appreciated.
BTW, Its WM 6.1. Wm 6.5 is not yet available.

This is a Samusung WM specialty (or they call it feature). The first 3 secs are always "subdued". It happens with all Samsung WM. Nothing can be done to change it. You just have to learn to get used to it. Look on the bright side, when you're in an office setting, you can usually pickup the call before it gets bursting.
 

bimboybimboy

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This is a Samusung WM specialty (or they call it feature). The first 3 secs are always "subdued". It happens with all Samsung WM. Nothing can be done to change it. You just have to learn to get used to it. Look on the bright side, when you're in an office setting, you can usually pickup the call before it gets bursting.
Should have left the choice to the user. Guess, they must have recvd complaints but have successfully resisted all efforts at correcting themselves. Nice surprise in addition to the half assed UI called touchwiz or whatever. Tks anyway
 

hkwildboy

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Should have left the choice to the user. Guess, they must have recvd complaints but have successfully resisted all efforts at correcting themselves. Nice surprise in addition to the half assed UI called touchwiz or whatever. Tks anyway

Yes, agreed with you that they should leave that as an option for user. About the Touchwiz, well , most Omnia 2 users just dont use that. it's memory hogging and doesnt allow creating shortcuts for many programs.
I would say MAJORITY of Omnia 2 users opt for the Spb Mobile Shell instead.
You should really testdrive it yourself, and you will be delightfully surprised how well it integrates and how much smoother the whole i8000 experience is. :)
 

mtsingson

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i agree that the ring should have been optional. but personally i like it. it saves me from suddenly jerking in surprise when my phone is on top of a table.

being easily irrated, i like the "soft" warning before it gets loud.
 

bimboybimboy

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Yes, agreed with you that they should leave that as an option for user. About the Touchwiz, well , most Omnia 2 users just dont use that. it's memory hogging and doesnt allow creating shortcuts for many programs.
I would say MAJORITY of Omnia 2 users opt for the Spb Mobile Shell instead.
You should really testdrive it yourself, and you will be delightfully surprised how well it integrates and how much smoother the whole i8000 experience is. :)
I did try the Shell. But what stopped me was the very rudimentary contact program. i have a large database and I absolutely need a t9 search on every field in the contact list which is not there in Shell if I am not mistaken.
Though for some reason Samsung killed the threading of sms, one feature of this touchwiz I find useful though is the search in sms. Guess as a heavy cell user, over the years, I have developed some specific likes & dislikes. Like I absolutely need to see the future appointments on the today screen & launch particular program from today. etc..
 

bimboybimboy

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i agree that the ring should have been optional. but personally i like it. it saves me from suddenly jerking in surprise when my phone is on top of a table.

being easily irrated, i like the "soft" warning before it gets loud.
Agreed. But its peculiar. It rings softly first. Then it just vibrates (if u hv vibrate on) but no rings (??? crazy or what ???), then the ringing becomes louder. The whole process takes 5-7 seconds. Now, if u miss these (u can if u r busy or a little distance away from the cell), by the time u hear the louder ring and go to pick up the phone, the caller may go away. It is happening with me.
 

msaeed11

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a solution

to prevent the delay in getting the initial ring, I advice to stop the lock screen from setting/ display and light/ lock screen

then make the device wake up with the lock button only
setting/general settings/ button/wake up/ lock button only

regarding the initial low ring tone, still no solution
 

2ksilverbullet

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Agreed. But its peculiar. It rings softly first. Then it just vibrates (if u hv vibrate on) but no rings (??? crazy or what ???), then the ringing becomes louder. The whole process takes 5-7 seconds. Now, if u miss these (u can if u r busy or a little distance away from the cell), by the time u hear the louder ring and go to pick up the phone, the caller may go away. It is happening with me.

Go into your sound settings (Settings -> Sound Settings -> Ring) and check the alert type. Sounds like you have "Vibrate then ring" selected. If you select "Vibrate and ring", it'll function a little bit smoother.
 

bimboybimboy

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to prevent the delay in getting the initial ring, I advice to stop the lock screen from setting/ display and light/ lock screen

then make the device wake up with the lock button only
setting/general settings/ button/wake up/ lock button only

regarding the initial low ring tone, still no solution
don't think this has anything to do with locks. Any way mine is set as u hv said. Considering yr suggestion & the another here and that my settings are exactly as u both hv suggested, cud it b that samsung has made such a mess that certain issues are machine specific ? Wudn't that b just great!!!
 

bimboybimboy

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Go into your sound settings (Settings -> Sound Settings -> Ring) and check the alert type. Sounds like you have "Vibrate then ring" selected. If you select "Vibrate and ring", it'll function a little bit smoother.
Its already set that way. I think I may have overeacted with initial missing 3 rings. I think I missed it due to some network issue. Thanks anyway.
 

Robtao

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I actually do have (on Verizon i920) a delay of 3-4 rings (at the callers end) before my phone rings or vibrates. I think I have a bad phone as no one else seems to have this issue.