Temporarily Change Cellphone Ringers

April 23, 2009 by Jason Bean  
Filed under Computers

I’ve discovered yet another feature that doesn’t exist (that I’m aware of) on my cellphone or anyone elses. Normally when I’m onsite with a client I’ll turn my cellphone ringer to completely silent. I don’t want it on vibrate either, that’s just annoying. I usually have the phone sitting right in front of me and notice it when the screen lights up, I then pick-up the phone and answer it.

Sprint website: PPC-6700 cellphone

Sprint website: PPC-6700 cellphone

What I’d like to be able to do is to have a secondary ringer that I can specify in certain situations. I know I can set specific ringers for different people in my address book. The problem is I want to change ALL the ringers for a specific amount of time.

Does your cellphone allow you to do this? Does someone that uses the PPC-6700 like I have know a way to accomplish this request? Let me know.

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3 Responses to “Temporarily Change Cellphone Ringers”
  1. asudduth says:

    I thought I had an answer… but I don’t.
    I *think* I had a phone once that the ring-tone was associated to the profile… so you could sacrifice one of the profiles… However its not the current phone I have, and I’m guessing its not your phone either.

    Since my WinMo phone changes to the “Vibrate” profile automatically when I have something in my calendar, here are some feature requests.
    1) Ringtones associated to the profile
    2) allowing as many profiles as you want to create
    3) in the calendar appointment choosing which profile to switch to (of course it can default to something, but you can over-ride it)

  2. Chris Marsden says:

    Windows Mobile Automatic Mode will switch between the Normal profile and the Vibrate Profile. However, you can edit the profile to make it be something else if you want. So I can set the ringer for the Vibrate profile to silent and Automatic mode will now switch between a silent vibrate and normal. Just remember that vibrate doesn’t mean vibrate anymore.

    Back in 2001 or 2002 I had a Nextel Motorola phone that allowed me to create profiles and switch to profiles based on time. Among other features, I could limit calling to a select group during a particular time. With this mode turned on, there were 3 people who could call me when I was in a meeting, everyone else went straight to voicemail. This is the one feature I miss from those days.

  3. Jason Bean says:

    Thanks to both of you for your comments. My phone is running Windows Mobile v5 with no option to upgrade to the latest version. Actually one of the only reasons I’d be interested in ditching my phone and upgrading to the latest version, more for the features of the OS than the features of the hardware.

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