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  1. #1
    JDB
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    All:

    I just got a new Sprint phone - the Sanyo RL-4920. I am warming up to the
    phone, but the ringtones with it are TERRIBLE. Where can I get a standard,
    cellphone ringtone? I don't want music. I just want a standard,
    non-obtrusive ring. Why is this so hard to find? Please help.





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  2. #2
    Kevin M.
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    Re: RL-4920 Ringtones - seek a STANDARD ring

    JDB <[email protected]> wrote:
    > I just got a new Sprint phone - the Sanyo RL-4920. I am warming up to
    > the phone, but the ringtones with it are TERRIBLE. Where can I get a
    > standard, cellphone ringtone? I don't want music. I just want a
    > standard, non-obtrusive ring. Why is this so hard to find? Please
    > help.


    It's the single *worst* thing about the phone, and there's almost
    *nothing* bad about the RL4920! But don't worry. This also happened when
    the A460 -- another intensely popular phone -- came out. Within 6 months
    or so (maybe when the sales peaked?) one of the software updates gave
    three "standard" ring tones to the lineup.


    Kevin M.
    "Know your enemy, and know yourself; in one-thousand battles
    you shall never be in peril." -- Sun Tzu, *The Art of War*
    "Contentment... Complacency... Catastrophe!" -- Joseph Chevalier





  3. #3
    Bob Smith
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    Re: RL-4920 Ringtones - seek a STANDARD ring


    "JDB" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > How can I see which software version I have and if there are any available
    > updates?


    Scroll through your phone's menu. You should see "Phone Info" towards the
    bottom. Click on that, then on Versions.

    Go to
    http://www.sprintpcsinfo.com/modules...showpage&pid=9 and
    see whether you have the current updates.

    Bob





  4. #4
    Kevin M.
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    Re: RL-4920 Ringtones - seek a STANDARD ring

    Bob Smith <[email protected]> wrote:
    > "JDB" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> How can I see which software version I have and if there are any
    >> available updates?

    >
    > Scroll through your phone's menu. You should see "Phone Info" towards
    > the bottom. Click on that, then on Versions.
    >
    > Go to
    > http://www.sprintpcsinfo.com/modules...showpage&pid=9
    > and see whether you have the current updates.


    Be careful of the accuracy of that list. For example, it says the RL4920
    is on v1.011, which is incorrect. The current RL4920's software is still
    on the original version, v1.001SP.

    p.s. *2 Cust Svc says that there are no plans for any kind of addition of
    standard ring tones to the RL4920 via a software update, but the rep told
    me that the phone is so new that she wouldn't be suprised if something
    like that happens soon.

    > Bob


    Kevin M.
    "Know your enemy, and know yourself; in one-thousand battles
    you shall never be in peril." -- Sun Tzu, *The Art of War*
    "Contentment... Complacency... Catastrophe!" -- Joseph Chevalier





  5. #5
    Bob Smith
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    Re: RL-4920 Ringtones - seek a STANDARD ring


    "Kevin M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Bob Smith <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > "JDB" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >> How can I see which software version I have and if there are any
    > >> available updates?

    > >
    > > Scroll through your phone's menu. You should see "Phone Info" towards
    > > the bottom. Click on that, then on Versions.
    > >
    > > Go to
    > > http://www.sprintpcsinfo.com/modules...showpage&pid=9
    > > and see whether you have the current updates.

    >
    > Be careful of the accuracy of that list. For example, it says the RL4920
    > is on v1.011, which is incorrect. The current RL4920's software is still
    > on the original version, v1.001SP.
    >
    > p.s. *2 Cust Svc says that there are no plans for any kind of addition of
    > standard ring tones to the RL4920 via a software update, but the rep told
    > me that the phone is so new that she wouldn't be suprised if something
    > like that happens soon.


    Hmmm, that site has been very reliable in the past. Per
    http://www.sprintpcsinfo.com/index.php , the home page for that site, it
    even has a news article reflecting the change in the firmware for the 4920
    as of 10-28-04. Scroll down about half way down for the info.

    How recent is your information Kevin?

    Bob





  6. #6
    Kevin M.
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    Re: RL-4920 Ringtones - seek a STANDARD ring

    ---- Original Message ----
    From: "Bob Smith" <[email protected]>
    Newsgroups: alt.cellular.sprintpcs
    Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 07:40
    Subject: Re: RL-4920 Ringtones - seek a STANDARD ring

    > "Kevin M." wrote:
    >> Bob Smith wrote:
    >> > "JDB" wrote:
    >> >> How can I see which software version I have
    >> >> and if there are any available updates?
    >> >
    >> > Scroll through your phone's menu. You should see "Phone Info"
    >> > towards the bottom. Click on that, then on Versions.
    >> >
    >> > Go to
    >> >

    http://www.sprintpcsinfo.com/modules...showpage&pid=9
    >> > and see whether you have the current updates.

    >>
    >> Be careful of the accuracy of that list. For example, it says the
    >> RL4920 is on v1.011, which is incorrect. The current RL4920's
    >> software is still on the original version, v1.001SP.
    >>
    >> p.s. *2 Cust Svc says that there are no plans for any kind of
    >> addition of standard ring tones to the RL4920 via a software update,
    >> but the rep told me that the phone is so new that she wouldn't be
    >> suprised if something like that happens soon.

    >
    > Hmmm, that site has been very reliable in the past. Per
    > http://www.sprintpcsinfo.com/index.php , the home page for that site,
    > it even has a news article reflecting the change in the firmware for
    > the 4920 as of 10-28-04. Scroll down about half way down for the info.
    >
    > How recent is your information Kevin?


    Went to two different Sprint Stores a couple of weeks ago when that site
    claimed that the RL4920's software had been updated to v1.006. They
    didn't know what I was talking about; they said the RL4920 is "so new"
    that it hasn't had a software update yet.

    Saturday I called *2 and asked them. Rep said the same thing. Called
    back Sunday to verify. Almost word for word, same thing. Three times,
    same thing. I gotta assume the site is wrong, now don't I?

    > Bob


    Kevin M.
    "Know your enemy, and know yourself; in one-thousand battles
    you shall never be in peril." -- Sun Tzu, *The Art of War*
    "Contentment... Complacency... Catastrophe!" -- Joseph Chevalier





  7. #7
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: RL-4920 Ringtones - seek a STANDARD ring


    "Kevin M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > ---- Original Message ----
    > From: "Bob Smith" <[email protected]>
    > Newsgroups: alt.cellular.sprintpcs
    > Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 07:40
    > Subject: Re: RL-4920 Ringtones - seek a STANDARD ring
    >
    > > "Kevin M." wrote:
    > >> Bob Smith wrote:
    > >> > "JDB" wrote:
    > >> >> How can I see which software version I have
    > >> >> and if there are any available updates?
    > >> >
    > >> > Scroll through your phone's menu. You should see "Phone Info"
    > >> > towards the bottom. Click on that, then on Versions.
    > >> >
    > >> > Go to
    > >> >

    > http://www.sprintpcsinfo.com/modules...showpage&pid=9
    > >> > and see whether you have the current updates.
    > >>
    > >> Be careful of the accuracy of that list. For example, it says the
    > >> RL4920 is on v1.011, which is incorrect. The current RL4920's
    > >> software is still on the original version, v1.001SP.
    > >>
    > >> p.s. *2 Cust Svc says that there are no plans for any kind of
    > >> addition of standard ring tones to the RL4920 via a software update,
    > >> but the rep told me that the phone is so new that she wouldn't be
    > >> suprised if something like that happens soon.

    > >
    > > Hmmm, that site has been very reliable in the past. Per
    > > http://www.sprintpcsinfo.com/index.php , the home page for that site,
    > > it even has a news article reflecting the change in the firmware for
    > > the 4920 as of 10-28-04. Scroll down about half way down for the info.
    > >
    > > How recent is your information Kevin?

    >
    > Went to two different Sprint Stores a couple of weeks ago when that site
    > claimed that the RL4920's software had been updated to v1.006. They
    > didn't know what I was talking about; they said the RL4920 is "so new"
    > that it hasn't had a software update yet.
    >
    > Saturday I called *2 and asked them. Rep said the same thing. Called
    > back Sunday to verify. Almost word for word, same thing. Three times,
    > same thing. I gotta assume the site is wrong, now don't I?
    >
    > > Bob


    With all those steps you've taken, I might think so too. In saying that,
    SPCS stores don't always get the news of updates, nor the actually updated
    firmware for some time ... I've seen it in the past with prior phones I've
    had.

    Bob





  8. #8
    John/Charleston
    Guest

    Re: RL-4920 Ringtones - seek a STANDARD ring

    On Thu, 4 Nov 2004 17:17:38 -0600, "JDB" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >All:
    >
    >I just got a new Sprint phone - the Sanyo RL-4920. I am warming up to the
    >phone, but the ringtones with it are TERRIBLE. Where can I get a standard,
    >cellphone ringtone? I don't want music. I just want a standard,
    >non-obtrusive ring. Why is this so hard to find? Please help.
    >


    I got one of these phones yesterday (upgraded from the 4900) and the
    ringtones was the first thing that I found really annoying but not the
    only thing. In my case I also re-upped my contract (for the rebate
    on the phone) and that gave me 2 months free web access. So I was
    able to download a basic ringtone that I can live with.
    Unfortunately I cant' seem to set that ringtone to ring for a
    non-caller ID number as well so I'm stuck with the lousy ringtones
    there and on top of that, I can't set the volumes of caller ID and
    non-caller ID rings seperately and the lousy ringtone is much louder
    than the one I downloaded. So when a certain friend calls it sounds
    terrible in high volume! Dumb, dumb, dumb.
    Then the really bright screen light stays on when the charger is
    plugged in. I usually keep the phone on the table next to the bed
    but this thing lights up the whole room...why would they want the
    light to stay on?
    The speaker seems to be worse than the 4900 as someone has posted
    earlier and the other sound options (like missed message alert) are
    ridiculously annoying and I don't think can be changed.

    If I'm missing something on configuring this phone I'd like to hear
    about it. As it is, if I can't resolve some of these issues, the
    phone goes back and I'll try to find another Sprint compatable phone
    with good reception.

    A llittle bit on a rant here,
    John



  9. #9
    John/Charleston
    Guest

    Re: RL-4920 Ringtones - seek a STANDARD ring

    On Sat, 13 Nov 2004 13:55:44 -0500, John/Charleston
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Thu, 4 Nov 2004 17:17:38 -0600, "JDB" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>All:
    >>
    >>I just got a new Sprint phone - the Sanyo RL-4920. I am warming up to the
    >>phone, but the ringtones with it are TERRIBLE. Where can I get a standard,
    >>cellphone ringtone? I don't want music. I just want a standard,
    >>non-obtrusive ring. Why is this so hard to find? Please help.
    >>

    >
    >I got one of these phones yesterday (upgraded from the 4900) and the
    >ringtones was the first thing that I found really annoying but not the
    >only thing. In my case I also re-upped my contract (for the rebate
    >on the phone) and that gave me 2 months free web access. So I was
    >able to download a basic ringtone that I can live with.
    >Unfortunately I cant' seem to set that ringtone to ring for a
    >non-caller ID number as well so I'm stuck with the lousy ringtones
    >there and on top of that, I can't set the volumes of caller ID and
    >non-caller ID rings seperately and the lousy ringtone is much louder
    >than the one I downloaded. So when a certain friend calls it sounds
    >terrible in high volume! Dumb, dumb, dumb.
    >Then the really bright screen light stays on when the charger is
    >plugged in. I usually keep the phone on the table next to the bed
    >but this thing lights up the whole room...why would they want the
    >light to stay on?
    >The speaker seems to be worse than the 4900 as someone has posted
    >earlier and the other sound options (like missed message alert) are
    >ridiculously annoying and I don't think can be changed.
    >
    >If I'm missing something on configuring this phone I'd like to hear
    >about it. As it is, if I can't resolve some of these issues, the
    >phone goes back and I'll try to find another Sprint compatable phone
    >with good reception.
    >
    >A llittle bit on a rant here,
    >John


    Follow up...A call to Sprint helped me see what I was missing with
    the ring tones...I now have the tones and volumes adjusted to my
    satisfaction and I feel a little dumb, dumb, dumb for not figuring it
    out myself.
    OTOH, I learned that the display stays lit whenever it's charging like
    it or not, and the record voice function can't be used during a phone
    call which of course is when it would be most useful. Why they
    would remove that function from the 4900 to the 4920 is beyond me.

    Oh well, hope this info is useful to someone,
    John



  10. #10
    Kevin M.
    Guest

    Re: RL-4920 Ringtones - seek a STANDARD ring

    John/Charleston <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Then the really bright screen light stays on when the charger is
    > plugged in. I usually keep the phone on the table next to the bed
    > but this thing lights up the whole room...why would they want the
    > light to stay on?


    As I stated several months ago, if you're going to charge the phone at
    night and keep it in your bedroom, set the phone with the screen pointing
    *downward*. This will reduce the light by 99%, as well as keep the
    speaker pointed upwards to make sure the ringer wakes you up.

    Personally, I'd suggest charging it while you're at home but before you go
    to bed. This way, you don't have a light issue when you're sleeping. But
    everyone's definition of logic is a bit different, I know.

    > A llittle bit on a rant here,
    > John


    Kevin M.
    "Know your enemy, and know yourself; in one-thousand battles
    you shall never be in peril." -- Sun Tzu, *The Art of War*
    "Contentment... Complacency... Catastrophe!" -- Joseph Chevalier





  11. #11
    John/Charleston
    Guest

    Re: RL-4920 Ringtones - seek a STANDARD ring

    On Sun, 14 Nov 2004 05:33:27 -0800, "Kevin M."
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >John/Charleston <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> Then the really bright screen light stays on when the charger is
    >> plugged in. I usually keep the phone on the table next to the bed
    >> but this thing lights up the whole room...why would they want the
    >> light to stay on?

    >
    >As I stated several months ago, if you're going to charge the phone at
    >night and keep it in your bedroom, set the phone with the screen pointing
    >*downward*. This will reduce the light by 99%, as well as keep the
    >speaker pointed upwards to make sure the ringer wakes you up.


    Yeah, but I like it DARK when I'm sleeping...
    >
    >Personally, I'd suggest charging it while you're at home but before you go
    >to bed. This way, you don't have a light issue when you're sleeping. But
    >everyone's definition of logic is a bit different, I know.


    This involves thinking ahead (not my forte) and also plugging the
    phone in while I'm still awake. I now use this as my only phone so
    I don't want it plugged in in a different room while I'm home awake.

    Having gotten the ring tone issues straightened out I think I'll be
    keeping the phone and I'll figure out how to deal with the night
    light.
    I also discovered that while I can't use the recorder while making a
    call, there is a "screen call" function that does allow me to record
    up to 18 secs of a call at a time. This would be enough to capture a
    phone number (but not directions for instance) while driving and
    unable to write it down but as far as I can tell, the function can
    only be accessed by going thru a few menu options and button presses.
    Not helpful while driving.
    I wonder if they could "fix" the lack of recorder-during-call option
    with a future software upgrade. It would be really nice to have
    that with a single button push (like the 4900 did).

    I guess nothings ever perfect. Overall I'm beginning to like the
    phone more. Still have to test it's reception abilities but the
    salesgirl assured me it would beat my old 4900.



  12. #12
    Dan Freehill
    Guest

    Re: RL-4920 Ringtones - seek a STANDARD ring

    John/Charleston <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > On Sun, 14 Nov 2004 05:33:27 -0800, "Kevin M."
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>John/Charleston <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>> Then the really bright screen light stays on when the charger is
    >>> plugged in. I usually keep the phone on the table next to the bed
    >>> but this thing lights up the whole room...why would they want the
    >>> light to stay on?

    >>
    >>As I stated several months ago, if you're going to charge the phone at
    >>night and keep it in your bedroom, set the phone with the screen
    >>pointing *downward*. This will reduce the light by 99%, as well as
    >>keep the speaker pointed upwards to make sure the ringer wakes you up.

    >
    > Yeah, but I like it DARK when I'm sleeping...
    >>
    >>Personally, I'd suggest charging it while you're at home but before
    >>you go to bed. This way, you don't have a light issue when you're
    >>sleeping. But everyone's definition of logic is a bit different, I
    >>know.

    >
    > This involves thinking ahead (not my forte) and also plugging the
    > phone in while I'm still awake. I now use this as my only phone so
    > I don't want it plugged in in a different room while I'm home awake.
    >
    > Having gotten the ring tone issues straightened out I think I'll be
    > keeping the phone and I'll figure out how to deal with the night
    > light.
    > I also discovered that while I can't use the recorder while making a
    > call, there is a "screen call" function that does allow me to record
    > up to 18 secs of a call at a time. This would be enough to capture a
    > phone number (but not directions for instance) while driving and
    > unable to write it down but as far as I can tell, the function can
    > only be accessed by going thru a few menu options and button presses.
    > Not helpful while driving.
    > I wonder if they could "fix" the lack of recorder-during-call option
    > with a future software upgrade. It would be really nice to have
    > that with a single button push (like the 4900 did).
    >
    > I guess nothings ever perfect. Overall I'm beginning to like the
    > phone more. Still have to test it's reception abilities but the
    > salesgirl assured me it would beat my old 4900.
    >


    I don't know why you can't record when in a call, I can.
    Just my two cents.



  13. #13
    Wakin' up
    Guest

    Re: RL-4920 Ringtones - seek a STANDARD ring

    On Sun, 21 Nov 2004 20:16:33 -0600, Dan Freehill
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >John/Charleston <[email protected]> wrote in
    >news:[email protected]:
    >
    >> On Sun, 14 Nov 2004 05:33:27 -0800, "Kevin M."
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>John/Charleston <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>> Then the really bright screen light stays on when the charger is
    >>>> plugged in. I usually keep the phone on the table next to the bed
    >>>> but this thing lights up the whole room...why would they want the
    >>>> light to stay on?
    >>>
    >>>As I stated several months ago, if you're going to charge the phone at
    >>>night and keep it in your bedroom, set the phone with the screen
    >>>pointing *downward*. This will reduce the light by 99%, as well as
    >>>keep the speaker pointed upwards to make sure the ringer wakes you up.

    >>
    >> Yeah, but I like it DARK when I'm sleeping...
    >>>
    >>>Personally, I'd suggest charging it while you're at home but before
    >>>you go to bed. This way, you don't have a light issue when you're
    >>>sleeping. But everyone's definition of logic is a bit different, I
    >>>know.

    >>
    >> This involves thinking ahead (not my forte) and also plugging the
    >> phone in while I'm still awake. I now use this as my only phone so
    >> I don't want it plugged in in a different room while I'm home awake.
    >>
    >> Having gotten the ring tone issues straightened out I think I'll be
    >> keeping the phone and I'll figure out how to deal with the night
    >> light.
    >> I also discovered that while I can't use the recorder while making a
    >> call, there is a "screen call" function that does allow me to record
    >> up to 18 secs of a call at a time. This would be enough to capture a
    >> phone number (but not directions for instance) while driving and
    >> unable to write it down but as far as I can tell, the function can
    >> only be accessed by going thru a few menu options and button presses.
    >> Not helpful while driving.
    >> I wonder if they could "fix" the lack of recorder-during-call option
    >> with a future software upgrade. It would be really nice to have
    >> that with a single button push (like the 4900 did).
    >>
    >> I guess nothings ever perfect. Overall I'm beginning to like the
    >> phone more. Still have to test it's reception abilities but the
    >> salesgirl assured me it would beat my old 4900.
    >>

    >
    >I don't know why you can't record when in a call, I can.
    >Just my two cents.


    The only way I can find to record during a call is to scroll thru the
    menu thru several button pushes until I get to a possible 18 sec
    record option. How do you record during a call?



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