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  1. #1
    evan
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    I've got a 6230, firmware 3.15, on Vodafone UK. Short battey life apart,
    it's a nice phone but there is one thing that's driving me nuts and I'm not
    sure if it's a bug, a feature, or just something I can't work out how to
    change:

    If I'm using the bog-standard Nokia handsfree, or the
    invent-a-new-way-to-strangle-yourself-and-look-a-prat-at-the-same-time one
    as supplied, or a Jabra over-the-ear one (all wired, none Bluetooth), SMS
    alert tones go to the headset earpiece, & not the usual phone speaker. It
    rings fine for incoming voice calls. Tried all sorts of tones
    (mono/poly/mp3) & it seems to happen for all of them.

    This is very not-handy for me. All I can do at the moment is have the
    earpiece in all the time, which is irritating & in some circumstances not
    possible. Alternatively, I have to unplug the headset every time I've
    finished a call, but then plugging it in to answer one again is not quick or
    easy, & in some cases impossible.

    Anyone else have this problem & found a fix, or do I just have live with it?

    Thanks,

    Evan







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  2. #2
    Adam Greatrix
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    Re: Nokia 6230 headset & SMS alert oddity

    "evan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I've got a 6230, firmware 3.15, on Vodafone UK. Short battey life apart,
    > it's a nice phone but there is one thing that's driving me nuts and I'm

    not
    > sure if it's a bug, a feature, or just something I can't work out how to
    > change:
    >
    > If I'm using the bog-standard Nokia handsfree, or the
    > invent-a-new-way-to-strangle-yourself-and-look-a-prat-at-the-same-time one
    > as supplied, or a Jabra over-the-ear one (all wired, none Bluetooth), SMS
    > alert tones go to the headset earpiece, & not the usual phone speaker. It
    > rings fine for incoming voice calls. Tried all sorts of tones
    > (mono/poly/mp3) & it seems to happen for all of them.
    >
    > This is very not-handy for me. All I can do at the moment is have the
    > earpiece in all the time, which is irritating & in some circumstances not
    > possible. Alternatively, I have to unplug the headset every time I've
    > finished a call, but then plugging it in to answer one again is not quick

    or
    > easy, & in some cases impossible.


    If you have a headset plugged in, nearly all tones (with a very few
    exceptions) go to the earpiece. This is how it's meant to be I'm afraid.
    There's no way to change it.

    Adam





  3. #3
    evan
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6230 headset & SMS alert oddity


    "Adam Greatrix" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "evan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I've got a 6230, firmware 3.15, on Vodafone UK. Short battey life apart,
    > > it's a nice phone but there is one thing that's driving me nuts and I'm

    > not
    > > sure if it's a bug, a feature, or just something I can't work out how to
    > > change:
    > >
    > > If I'm using the bog-standard Nokia handsfree, or the
    > > invent-a-new-way-to-strangle-yourself-and-look-a-prat-at-the-same-time

    one
    > > as supplied, or a Jabra over-the-ear one (all wired, none Bluetooth),

    SMS
    > > alert tones go to the headset earpiece, & not the usual phone speaker.

    It
    > > rings fine for incoming voice calls. Tried all sorts of tones
    > > (mono/poly/mp3) & it seems to happen for all of them.
    > >
    > > This is very not-handy for me. All I can do at the moment is have the
    > > earpiece in all the time, which is irritating & in some circumstances

    not
    > > possible. Alternatively, I have to unplug the headset every time I've
    > > finished a call, but then plugging it in to answer one again is not

    quick
    > or
    > > easy, & in some cases impossible.

    >
    > If you have a headset plugged in, nearly all tones (with a very few
    > exceptions) go to the earpiece. This is how it's meant to be I'm afraid.
    > There's no way to change it.
    >
    > Adam
    >
    >

    Had a horrible feeling. Thanks Adam.

    However, it does seem an especially dim bit of UI design. It should at least
    be something you can change.

    Now to think up a workaround....

    Evan





  4. #4
    Vlad Andreyev
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6230 headset & SMS alert oddity

    I have this problem, too. (Using 3.15 as well.)

    I believe this is a bug. All my other Nokia phones (6190, 8890, 6310i) send
    the message alert tone to both the headset and the handset speaker.

    Speaking of bugs, try assigning an MP3 or AAC file as a group ringing tone
    and then enable the silent profile. When someone from that group calls, the
    phone will play the file.

    --

    \/ L /\ D


    "evan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]

    "Adam Greatrix" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "evan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I've got a 6230, firmware 3.15, on Vodafone UK. Short battey life apart,
    > > it's a nice phone but there is one thing that's driving me nuts and I'm

    > not
    > > sure if it's a bug, a feature, or just something I can't work out how to
    > > change:
    > >
    > > If I'm using the bog-standard Nokia handsfree, or the
    > > invent-a-new-way-to-strangle-yourself-and-look-a-prat-at-the-same-time

    one
    > > as supplied, or a Jabra over-the-ear one (all wired, none Bluetooth),

    SMS
    > > alert tones go to the headset earpiece, & not the usual phone speaker.

    It
    > > rings fine for incoming voice calls. Tried all sorts of tones
    > > (mono/poly/mp3) & it seems to happen for all of them.
    > >
    > > This is very not-handy for me. All I can do at the moment is have the
    > > earpiece in all the time, which is irritating & in some circumstances

    not
    > > possible. Alternatively, I have to unplug the headset every time I've
    > > finished a call, but then plugging it in to answer one again is not

    quick
    > or
    > > easy, & in some cases impossible.

    >
    > If you have a headset plugged in, nearly all tones (with a very few
    > exceptions) go to the earpiece. This is how it's meant to be I'm afraid.
    > There's no way to change it.
    >
    > Adam
    >
    >

    Had a horrible feeling. Thanks Adam.

    However, it does seem an especially dim bit of UI design. It should at least
    be something you can change.

    Now to think up a workaround....

    Evan






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