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  1. #1
    Bob Niles
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    I am hard of hearing (especially higher frequencies) and have trouble
    heaing my Nokia 6349i ring (or any other cell phone for that matter)

    I have tried the different ring tones and have the ring volume set
    high (5).

    Is there any device that I could add to give me a louder, lower
    frequecncy ring?



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  2. #2
    Bob Clark
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    Re: Can't hear my phone ring

    Don't feel bad. The best suggestion I've received is to use an ear bud. It
    seems those of us who worked in high noise environments have lost our
    ability to hear electronically generated high frequency sounds. I could not
    hear my 6340 and changed to a T62U, which while a little louder still cannot
    be heard over background noise. Manufacturers of these kinds of devices
    have no concept of this high frequency hearing loss as all of the design
    engineers are young enough not to have experienced gradual high frequency
    hearing loss. I think the ringing tones are generated by a piezo electric
    device.

    Bob
    "Bob Niles" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I am hard of hearing (especially higher frequencies) and have trouble
    > heaing my Nokia 6349i ring (or any other cell phone for that matter)
    >
    > I have tried the different ring tones and have the ring volume set
    > high (5).
    >
    > Is there any device that I could add to give me a louder, lower
    > frequecncy ring?






  3. #3
    Carl.
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    Re: Can't hear my phone ring

    "Bob Niles" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I am hard of hearing (especially higher frequencies) and have trouble
    > heaing my Nokia 6349i ring (or any other cell phone for that matter)
    >
    > I have tried the different ring tones and have the ring volume set
    > high (5).
    >
    > Is there any device that I could add to give me a louder, lower
    > frequecncy ring?


    Download Nokia's PC Suite and compose a ringer (will need IR port or data
    cable):
    http://www.nokiausa.com/phones/6340i

    All of the musical ringers rarely have the lowest note used. Compose your
    own with the lowest frequency note, set the note suration to the shortest
    possible, and increase the tempo to maximum. On the 3390 this makes a lower
    frequency buzz sound.

    Or easier would be to find a friend with a Nokia that has the composer and
    have them compose and SMS the new tone to you.


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  4. #4
    Carl.
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    Re: Can't hear my phone ring

    "Carl." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Compose your
    > own with the lowest frequency note, set the note suration to the shortest
    > possible, and increase the tempo to maximum. On the 3390 this makes a

    lower
    > frequency buzz sound.


    And, you know, make a whole bunch of these in a row, which I left out of the
    process.


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  5. #5
    Jer
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    Re: Can't hear my phone ring

    Bob Niles wrote:
    > I am hard of hearing (especially higher frequencies) and have trouble
    > heaing my Nokia 6349i ring (or any other cell phone for that matter)



    And you're complaining? Admit it, you're a lucky fella.

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    jer email reply - I am not a 'ten' ICQ = 35253273
    "All that we do is touched with ocean, yet we remain on the shore of
    what we know." -- Richard Wilbur




  6. #6
    Jack Mac
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    Re: Can't hear my phone ring

    On Sat, 20 Dec 2003 07:19:49 -0600, Jer <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Bob Niles wrote:
    >> I am hard of hearing (especially higher frequencies) and have trouble
    >> heaing my Nokia 6349i ring (or any other cell phone for that matter)

    >
    >
    >And you're complaining? Admit it, you're a lucky fella.


    Can't the ring volume be adjusted on the 6349i? My 3595 can be
    adjusted loud enough to be heard across the street! How about
    vibrating, does the 6349i vibrate? Can you feel it?

    Jack Mac




  7. #7
    Jer
    Guest

    Re: Can't hear my phone ring

    Jack Mac wrote:
    > On Sat, 20 Dec 2003 07:19:49 -0600, Jer <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Bob Niles wrote:
    >>
    >>>I am hard of hearing (especially higher frequencies) and have trouble
    >>>heaing my Nokia 6349i ring (or any other cell phone for that matter)

    >>
    >>
    >>And you're complaining? Admit it, you're a lucky fella.

    >
    >
    > Can't the ring volume be adjusted on the 6349i? My 3595 can be
    > adjusted loud enough to be heard across the street! How about
    > vibrating, does the 6349i vibrate? Can you feel it?
    >
    > Jack Mac



    I don't like hearing ANY cell phone ring - ever. Hence the reason mine
    stays on vibrate. The 6340i vibrate feature works well.


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    what we know." -- Richard Wilbur




  8. #8
    Todd Allcock
    Guest

    Re: Can't hear my phone ring


    "Carl." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:%[email protected]
    > "Carl." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Compose your
    > > own with the lowest frequency note, set the note suration to the

    shortest
    > > possible, and increase the tempo to maximum. On the 3390 this makes a

    > lower
    > > frequency buzz sound.

    >
    > And, you know, make a whole bunch of these in a row, which I left out of

    the
    > process.


    It still might not help. Nokia seemes to use a piezo element for the
    ringer, which, frankly, sucks at reproducing lower frequencies. I put the
    Peter Gunn theme in my phone as a ringtone, and the baseline is virtually
    inaudible except in a very quiet room. I didn't realize the phone had been
    ringing for 10 or 15 seconds when the brass part of the song would finally
    kick in!

    Low tones just don't reproduce well on these phones! (Which surprises me,
    since Nokia seems to be hawking phones at the hip-hop generation, who think
    that bass a lead instrument!) ;-)

    "Hotwiring" the ringer to the earpiece might be an effective, if warranty
    voiding, solution to the problem.






  9. #9
    G R
    Guest

    Re: Can't hear my phone ring


    "Todd Allcock" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Hotwiring" the ringer to the earpiece might be an effective, if warranty
    > voiding, solution to the problem.


    I hooked mine up to my 120-watt subwoofer but it's a pain to lug around.





  10. #10
    Brian Oakley
    Guest

    Re: Can't hear my phone ring

    I didnt see all the posts on this thread. Actually the phone, if its Nokia
    should ring in the earpiece.Not exactly sure what kind of phone you are
    using however.
    B.

    "Todd Allcock" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Carl." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:%[email protected]
    > > "Carl." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > Compose your
    > > > own with the lowest frequency note, set the note suration to the

    > shortest
    > > > possible, and increase the tempo to maximum. On the 3390 this makes a

    > > lower
    > > > frequency buzz sound.

    > >
    > > And, you know, make a whole bunch of these in a row, which I left out of

    > the
    > > process.

    >
    > It still might not help. Nokia seemes to use a piezo element for the
    > ringer, which, frankly, sucks at reproducing lower frequencies. I put the
    > Peter Gunn theme in my phone as a ringtone, and the baseline is virtually
    > inaudible except in a very quiet room. I didn't realize the phone had

    been
    > ringing for 10 or 15 seconds when the brass part of the song would finally
    > kick in!
    >
    > Low tones just don't reproduce well on these phones! (Which surprises me,
    > since Nokia seems to be hawking phones at the hip-hop generation, who

    think
    > that bass a lead instrument!) ;-)
    >
    > "Hotwiring" the ringer to the earpiece might be an effective, if warranty
    > voiding, solution to the problem.
    >
    >
    >






  11. #11
    Jud Hardcastle
    Guest

    Re: Can't hear my phone ring

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    says...
    > I didnt see all the posts on this thread. Actually the phone, if its Nokia
    > should ring in the earpiece.Not exactly sure what kind of phone you are
    > using however.
    > B.


    No they don't--at least none of the TDMA models I've had nor the 6340i.
    Which is probably good--if you lost a call the phone could ring while
    you still have the handset to your ear--could cause hearing damage. (Do
    polyphonic ringer phones have a 2nd speaker?) If you look at any Nokia
    model, somewhere along the side there will be a small slot or tiny
    grill. That's the ringer. (The mic is another opening on the bottom
    near the front edge.) That's one of the reasons I carry the 6340i in
    the belt pouch upside down--otherwise the ringer slot is covered and I
    can't hear it.

    I had to make my own ringer tones to hear the phone at all. I found
    that the less complicated tones worked better--basically two or three
    notes repeating at moderate tempo worked best for me--and as low a
    frequency as the speaker would do. There is no excuse for Nokia not to
    have louder ringers--my last Motorola pager could be heard from 30
    feet--and NEC pagers are even louder.

    And before anyone says it can be made louder via settings--the profile
    is set to level 5 with no escalating ring--it even prompts you "do you
    really want this volume". BUT apparently the current chipset used by
    Nokia ALWAYS does a mini-escalate--first "two" rings is at level 4 then
    it goes to level 5. I can hear level 5 rings fine--I can't hear level 4
    rings 2 feet away from the phone. See old thread on this subject for
    more info on Nokia's always escalate "feature".

    Jud
    Dallas

    >
    > >
    > > It still might not help. Nokia seemes to use a piezo element for the
    > > ringer, which, frankly, sucks at reproducing lower frequencies. I put the
    > >
    > > Low tones just don't reproduce well on these phones! (Which surprises me,
    > >
    > > "Hotwiring" the ringer to the earpiece might be an effective, if warranty
    > > voiding, solution to the problem.
    > >




  12. #12
    Jer
    Guest

    Re: Can't hear my phone ring

    Jud Hardcastle wrote:


    > And before anyone says it can be made louder via settings--the profile
    > is set to level 5 with no escalating ring--it even prompts you "do you
    > really want this volume". BUT apparently the current chipset used by
    > Nokia ALWAYS does a mini-escalate--first "two" rings is at level 4 then
    > it goes to level 5. I can hear level 5 rings fine--I can't hear level 4
    > rings 2 feet away from the phone. See old thread on this subject for
    > more info on Nokia's always escalate "feature".
    >
    > Jud
    > Dallas



    You too? Then it really isn't just me.

    I hate that escalate feature! If the damn thing is gonna wake me up, it
    might as well go ahead and get on with it instead of pissing around.
    More often than not, when I'm in the car, I know the phone is ringing
    because the audio from the stupid in-dash radio starts buzzing with a
    peculiar yet predictable sound. By the time the ringer *may* have been
    loud enough to be heard, I've already answered the call.

    What's the matter with Nokia? Are they afraid of intruding on someone's
    nap while they're driving?


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    jer email reply - I am not a 'ten' ICQ = 35253273
    "All that we do is touched with ocean, yet we remain on the shore of
    what we know." -- Richard Wilbur




  13. #13
    AL
    Guest

    Re: Can't hear my phone ring

    3595 has a loud ring, probably the best right now, I can hear from across
    the room. I think it does ring through the ear piece though. The ring tone I
    use is the low tone.

    AL

    "Jud Hardcastle" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    > says...
    > > I didnt see all the posts on this thread. Actually the phone, if its

    Nokia
    > > should ring in the earpiece.Not exactly sure what kind of phone you are
    > > using however.
    > > B.

    >
    > No they don't--at least none of the TDMA models I've had nor the 6340i.
    > Which is probably good--if you lost a call the phone could ring while
    > you still have the handset to your ear--could cause hearing damage. (Do
    > polyphonic ringer phones have a 2nd speaker?) If you look at any Nokia
    > model, somewhere along the side there will be a small slot or tiny
    > grill. That's the ringer. (The mic is another opening on the bottom
    > near the front edge.) That's one of the reasons I carry the 6340i in
    > the belt pouch upside down--otherwise the ringer slot is covered and I
    > can't hear it.
    >
    > I had to make my own ringer tones to hear the phone at all. I found
    > that the less complicated tones worked better--basically two or three
    > notes repeating at moderate tempo worked best for me--and as low a
    > frequency as the speaker would do. There is no excuse for Nokia not to
    > have louder ringers--my last Motorola pager could be heard from 30
    > feet--and NEC pagers are even louder.
    >
    > And before anyone says it can be made louder via settings--the profile
    > is set to level 5 with no escalating ring--it even prompts you "do you
    > really want this volume". BUT apparently the current chipset used by
    > Nokia ALWAYS does a mini-escalate--first "two" rings is at level 4 then
    > it goes to level 5. I can hear level 5 rings fine--I can't hear level 4
    > rings 2 feet away from the phone. See old thread on this subject for
    > more info on Nokia's always escalate "feature".
    >
    > Jud
    > Dallas
    >
    > >
    > > >
    > > > It still might not help. Nokia seemes to use a piezo element for the
    > > > ringer, which, frankly, sucks at reproducing lower frequencies. I put

    the
    > > >
    > > > Low tones just don't reproduce well on these phones! (Which surprises

    me,
    > > >
    > > > "Hotwiring" the ringer to the earpiece might be an effective, if

    warranty
    > > > voiding, solution to the problem.
    > > >






  14. #14
    Brian Oakley
    Guest

    Re: Can't hear my phone ring

    I think I misunderstood you. I was thinking of an earphone, not the speaker.
    I think earpiece would be the confusing term here. You might want to
    consider using an earbud type of device. It will ring through that, and once
    you get used to it, its pretty comfortable.
    B

    "Jud Hardcastle" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    > says...
    > > I didnt see all the posts on this thread. Actually the phone, if its

    Nokia
    > > should ring in the earpiece.Not exactly sure what kind of phone you are
    > > using however.
    > > B.

    >
    > No they don't--at least none of the TDMA models I've had nor the 6340i.
    > Which is probably good--if you lost a call the phone could ring while
    > you still have the handset to your ear--could cause hearing damage. (Do
    > polyphonic ringer phones have a 2nd speaker?) If you look at any Nokia
    > model, somewhere along the side there will be a small slot or tiny
    > grill. That's the ringer. (The mic is another opening on the bottom
    > near the front edge.) That's one of the reasons I carry the 6340i in
    > the belt pouch upside down--otherwise the ringer slot is covered and I
    > can't hear it.
    >
    > I had to make my own ringer tones to hear the phone at all. I found
    > that the less complicated tones worked better--basically two or three
    > notes repeating at moderate tempo worked best for me--and as low a
    > frequency as the speaker would do. There is no excuse for Nokia not to
    > have louder ringers--my last Motorola pager could be heard from 30
    > feet--and NEC pagers are even louder.
    >
    > And before anyone says it can be made louder via settings--the profile
    > is set to level 5 with no escalating ring--it even prompts you "do you
    > really want this volume". BUT apparently the current chipset used by
    > Nokia ALWAYS does a mini-escalate--first "two" rings is at level 4 then
    > it goes to level 5. I can hear level 5 rings fine--I can't hear level 4
    > rings 2 feet away from the phone. See old thread on this subject for
    > more info on Nokia's always escalate "feature".
    >
    > Jud
    > Dallas
    >
    > >
    > > >
    > > > It still might not help. Nokia seemes to use a piezo element for the
    > > > ringer, which, frankly, sucks at reproducing lower frequencies. I put

    the
    > > >
    > > > Low tones just don't reproduce well on these phones! (Which surprises

    me,
    > > >
    > > > "Hotwiring" the ringer to the earpiece might be an effective, if

    warranty
    > > > voiding, solution to the problem.
    > > >






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