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Anonymous
July 6, 2005 1:24:25 AM

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I am new to Cingular GSM and also got a new V3; in fact I have a couple of
family members so I have three new motorola V3 phones all running on the
Cingular GSM.

My question is about the ear piece volume. Even at the highest volume on
any of these phones, it's only about half as loud as on any of my previous
cell phones. In a semi-noisy room or out on the street with traffic about
it many times becomes almost impossible to hear what the other person is
saying on the phone.

Is there anybody here who has successfully found a way to increase the ear
piece volume? Is there some software upgrade I don't know about? I see
this problem mentioned on the V3 all over the web too. I am beyond the 30
day return policy so I cannot return the phone now, but every time I use it,
I don't feel good about it so what's the point of it all?

Suggestions?

Jimmy

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Anonymous
July 6, 2005 1:54:24 PM

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Are you talking about the ear piece that is inside the phone or a
corded ear bud or a Bluetooth headset?

If you are having trouble hearing in a noisy room or situation I would
suggest using a Bluetooth headset since you can crank up the volume on
the headset as well as the phone. If it's just inside of your phone
and you've turned up the volume then you are pretty much out of luck if
it's not loud enough for you. Although you could put it on speaker
phone but then everyone around you would hear the conversation as well.
July 10, 2005 1:10:22 AM

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I've had the same problem - it's very disappointing. I have 4 days left
before my 30 days is up, so I need to act now.

In article <foGye.47313$Xv.10120@bignews4.bellsouth.net>,
"Jimmy Smith" <Holland@MST.com> wrote:

> I am new to Cingular GSM and also got a new V3; in fact I have a couple of
> family members so I have three new motorola V3 phones all running on the
> Cingular GSM.
>
> My question is about the ear piece volume. Even at the highest volume on
> any of these phones, it's only about half as loud as on any of my previous
> cell phones. In a semi-noisy room or out on the street with traffic about
> it many times becomes almost impossible to hear what the other person is
> saying on the phone.
>
> Is there anybody here who has successfully found a way to increase the ear
> piece volume? Is there some software upgrade I don't know about? I see
> this problem mentioned on the V3 all over the web too. I am beyond the 30
> day return policy so I cannot return the phone now, but every time I use it,
> I don't feel good about it so what's the point of it all?
>
> Suggestions?
>
> Jimmy
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July 10, 2005 7:29:32 PM

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Thanks for the info. I've never hacked a cell phone before, but I'm
willing to learn to get this problem fixed b/c I want to keep the phone.
Guess I'll go buy the USB cable and give it a try.

In article <troyboy30.1rxvoz@nospam.cellphoneforums.net>,
troyboy30 <troyboy30.1rxvoz@nospam.cellphoneforums.net> wrote:

> you can turn up all volumes by editing the gain table or using one of
> the p2ks or motokit.
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 12:22:12 AM

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"John" <jmsalias@mac.com> wrote in message
news:jmsalias-CDF78E.11293210072005@news-server1.tampabay.rr.com...
> Thanks for the info. I've never hacked a cell phone before, but I'm
> willing to learn to get this problem fixed b/c I want to keep the phone.
> Guess I'll go buy the USB cable and give it a try.


It's well worth the time & effort, use caution tho, don't turn the speaker
volume up over 5 (1 is the default) or you might zap your speaker. I left my
speaker phone set @ 1 also. I originally set it @ 3 and it was too loud and
sounded distorted. Coud've been my speaker. You can see what works best for
you.

I'd rather have my earpiece level set high and turn it down with the volume
control, then you have some reserve if needed.

...
bamp
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 6:17:33 AM

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I wouldn't go over 4 if it was me. You will need a cable and either one
of the p2k programs or motokit, which is the easiest. You can also edit
the gain table if you know seem editing, but it sounds like you don't!
Get you a cable and report back, i'll help ya out.


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troyboy30
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Anonymous
July 11, 2005 1:39:24 PM

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"troyboy30" <troyboy30.1rzv7y@nospam.cellphoneforums.net> wrote in message
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>
> I wouldn't go over 4 if it was me. You will need a cable and either one
> of the p2k programs or motokit, which is the easiest. You can also edit
> the gain table if you know seem editing, but it sounds like you don't!
> Get you a cable and report back, i'll help ya out.
>
>
> --
> troyboy30
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>

Set it on 5 and turn the volume down with the volume control and have some
reserve for high noise enviornments.

...
bamp
Anonymous
July 12, 2005 5:04:20 AM

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ive got mine set to 4 and turned down to 5 or 6 on the phone. any
higher and you start getting distortion. One thing i learned when i
first got the phone is it makes a uge difference how you hold it to
your ear. Probably due to the fact the the speaker is so high up on
the flip. If you hold it like a phone with the speaker in the middle
of the earpiece, it puts the speaker too far up on your ear. I had to
learn to hold the top of the flip even with the middle of my ear. It
makes a major difference.


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Anonymous
July 12, 2005 5:52:19 PM

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"troyboy30" <troyboy30.1s1mf9@nospam.cellphoneforums.net> wrote in message
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>
> ive got mine set to 4 and turned down to 5 or 6 on the phone. any
> higher and you start getting distortion. One thing i learned when i
> first got the phone is it makes a uge difference how you hold it to
> your ear. Probably due to the fact the the speaker is so high up on
> the flip. If you hold it like a phone with the speaker in the middle
> of the earpiece, it puts the speaker too far up on your ear. I had to
> learn to hold the top of the flip even with the middle of my ear. It
> makes a major difference.
>
>
> --
> troyboy30
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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> View this thread: http://cellphoneforums.net/t180654.html

I just tried to edit the volume settings on my daughter's V220, all the
values are set at 8 now. I guess the volume can't be turned up on this
phone. Has anyone seen this before?

...
bamp
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