06-28-09 10:34 AM
I have also noticed that the sound seems to fade in and out quite a bit while on the phone, and sometimes I straight up can't hear people and I have the volume turned up
not sure what's going on.05-18-08 09:02 PM
- This is what I figured because I am also having problems with the ring tone volume being very weak, and I have triple checked to make sure all my settings are set to "loud".
I have had some people tell me the ring tones are Super loud, but you can't hear my phone ringing on loud if it sitting in my lap. Not lying!
I have friends who have the at&t curves and their phones are Super Loud05-18-08 09:36 PM
- I had the same problem with the volume so low I could barely hear anything. This problem happened only a week after I got my Verizon curve. After reading all the forums, I figured if anything was wrong, pull the battery to reset it. I did and the volume was restored. Hope this helps...05-19-08 10:39 AM
- I had this issue with the first curve I got from Verizon. I ended up swapping it out because of that and that fact that when the earpiece volume was above half way, the earpiece speaker would buzz. Unfortunatly the replacement curve they gave me has the same buzzing problem, and the bottom left side creeks. Look's like I'll be going back for another replacement before my first 30 days are up.05-19-08 10:51 AM
- I had this issue with the first curve I got from Verizon. I ended up swapping it out because of that and that fact that when the earpiece volume was above half way, the earpiece speaker would buzz. Unfortunatly the replacement curve they gave me has the same buzzing problem, and the bottom left side creeks. Look's like I'll be going back for another replacement before my first 30 days are up.
This is the same problem I was having with the first one.
Doing a battery pull did fix the problem, but I am having to do it more than once a day
I'm about ready to go back to my Env05-19-08 11:12 AM
The rep actually told me that blackberry's aren't really phones you make calls on, that they are more for emailing and texting, so if I want a phone to talk on I should get the razr05-20-08 09:11 AM
- Well I called verizon customer service this morning to see if I could put in a trouble ticket on the issue.
The rep actually told me that blackberry's aren't really phones you make calls on, that they are more for emailing and texting, so if I want a phone to talk on I should get the razr05-20-08 12:33 PM
- 05-20-08 12:48 PM
- This is what I have noticed. Whenever I get an MMS message with sound attached to it, the following calls are muted. Every person that has called me after I open an MMS msg with sound tells me that they can hear me, but I can't hear them. I can't even hear voicemails. A battery pull works, but that gets old. Hopefully 4.5 fixes this.05-27-08 09:53 PM
- I am also on my second verizon curve and what do you know after 2 days of the new one it is doing the same thing. I cant hear anyone when i call them but they can hear me. I have been talking directly to a vzw customer service lady and she said she hasnt heard of this problem but obviously if its 2 phones so far and 2 of the same exact problems, something is up. The lady is researching it tonight and getting into contactwith blackberry and is going to call/txt msg me the results in the morning so hopefully i'll know more. Its getting kind of annoying not being able to talk 1/2 the time, i mean come on i have unlimited plan i want to ring that **** up lol. I shall let you guys know, also if you have had this problem call and report it, i got a month shaved off my bill so far for the troubles. i mean what is the use of paying for a phone you cant use.06-02-08 10:33 PM
- I notice my call quality varies quite a bit depending on the signal strength when I make a call. It wouldn't be a stretch to imagine that the Blackberry lowers the sound quality and moves to a lower bitrate codec if the signal strength is low. That's the only explanation that makes sense to me.
Some of my calls are crystal clear, others sound like I'm talking behind a pillow. The same thing goes for the sound coming through the earpiece -- sometimes it's clear, other times the sound seems to fade in and out and it's difficult to hear people.06-03-08 10:15 AM
- Exchanging your Curve will not solve the problem.It will eventually do the same thing on your replacement phones. It's an issue with all the 8330 Curves on Verizon. I'm seriously thinking about returning mine and just wait for the new BB Thunder or something to come out. I will probably be old and gray by then but I hope i will at least remember what a Blackberry is by then.06-18-08 02:29 PM
- I can't believe this issue passed their QA process. There must be some other explanation on this. Lately, people have been having a hard time hearing me. When I call someone from my Curve, leave a voicemail, then play the voicemail back to myself I can clearly hear that my voice sounds muffled.
I've followed all the battery pull advice, etc., and that does absolutely nothing. It must be a network issue with the Curve, I can't think of anything else that might be causing this. I never had this issue with my Treo. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE MY CURVE! However, the muffled sound issue is annoying at best.06-18-08 03:38 PM
- Blackberry's have never been known for having good sound quality. Before I got mine, people calling me from BlackBerry on any carrier, I could usually tell they were calling from either a BlackBerry or a cheap crappy phone. And now that I have one, several people have told me they can't hear me very well. The incoming volume is fine it just doesn't sound very good, and the outgoing audio quality is way below par. It's not unique to Verizon, in my experience, just a shortcoming of BB's in general. It's definitely something RIM needs to work on.
The ringtone and alert volumes are definitely soft, compared to phones that are, well, just phones. "Notifier_Sonar" is pretty audible though because it's percussive, so I use that for email. For texts and chat I use "Notifier_Bike Bell" because it's subtle, sounds cool, and non-email messages aren't that important to me.
Also, every alert and ringtone starts with one vibrate which I usually catch before it makes a noise since the phone is usually in my pocket or on a wood desk. The vibrate is a very weak too, though, compared to other phones I've had in the past.
For the voice ringtone I use a free music clip I found on this site, "It's Business Time" from Flight of the Conchords. It's the only one I have a chance of hearing when I'm out and about in the world, and it amuses me. I also tried "classic.mp3" which is here but it's only slightly louder than the stock ringtones and annoys the heck outta me.
Unfortunately, the 8330 just doesn't do anything loud with the external speaker. My guess is that RIM dialed back it's amplifier power to conserve battery life on their CDMA devices, which needs more juice than GSM just to function.
BTW, my prior career as a recording engineer makes me very picky about sound quality. I can hear extremely subtle differences in audio quality. Don't even get me started on external headsets, especially Bluetooth, because almost every time someone calls me with one I ask them to disable it and call me back. A lot of my friends are musicians and audio engineers who have the same "problem" and do the same thing.06-19-08 03:47 AM
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