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    Quote Originally Posted by GhoulPhreak View Post
    My phone stays on vibrate 99% of the time. So if I had a WP, this wouldn't matter to me. I hate ring tones and notification tones. If you don't constantly change them they get old and annoying, so vibrate works just fine for me.
    This...The only time I don't have my phone on vibe is when I'm at home. I, personally, think it is rude to have a phone making noise when at work, out w/friend, etc. And even when I was able to customize tones, I was constantly changing them because they get old pretty quick. It was more trouble than it is worth. BUT, it should be a feature as a lot of people enjoy having custom tones.
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    My only problem is that there are two of us with the same phone in our house. The alerts are not all that different, so we never know which phone is the one going off! Other than that, I love my HTC Radar.

    Question: do they sometimes "fix" a problem like this with a software upgrade?
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    OMG I saw a post from THEWEEBEAR and i thought he was back.... just an OLD post.. lol



    Quote Originally Posted by kenftl View Post
    My only problem is that there are two of us with the same phone in our house. The alerts are not all that different, so we never know which phone is the one going off! Other than that, I love my HTC Radar.

    Question: do they sometimes "fix" a problem like this with a software upgrade?
    well you guys can have different alters for TXT/CALL

    I have Riders of the storm ( the doors) for my calls,

    and then well you have 10 different alters from TXT
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    I miss THEWEEBEAR.... That is all.
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    Me too!
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    #31  
    Did Tango change this. I'm trying to add the 1up tone from the Mario games as my text/IM alert, but I can't see how to do it.
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    Like a couple of others on this thread I am sometimes on call and need to be woken by a text, but the text sounds OOTB are so lame they don't wake me. I have not heard about anything in either 7.8 or 8 that addresses this but would be so happy if somebody could confirm this.

    In the mean time, has anybody come up with a creative solution for being woken by a text?
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    WP8 is supposed to allow this, and although the SDK preview doesn't explicitly show it, I'm sure it's because there's no files that meet the requirements (ALERT genre, I'm guessing).

    That said, even with nice options, I still want my "Bazinga!" alert back for text messages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patchulaz View Post
    i can't believe that you can't do custom notification and alarm tones, even with mango. i don't mean to come on here and complain, but i'm curious to see how many others are as bothered by this as i am. to be sure, i'm not all that mad that i can't do a custom tone. having to use a built in tone instead of my zelda "found secret" sound that i used on android isn't the end of the world (although the zelda sound was awesome). i just can't believe that microsoft missed the boat by not fixing this. to me, it's kind of weird that they didn't have custom ringtones, notification, and alarm sounds on the original OS release, but the fact that they did add custom ringtones, but didn't fix notifications and alarms, is shocking. it makes me wonder about the thoroughness of their feedback and testing process. it's like they're not even paying attention to what they're doing. i don't know how they plan on gaining market share if they can't even figure out some of the simple stuff.

    ok, i'm off my soapbox now. but does this bother anyone else, or is it just me?
    Wow, I completely agree. It's amazing we still don't have the ability to add a custom SMS alert tone and/or be able to get notified over and over again if you don't open a SMS text message.

    I am a tech support person and when I get paged (SMS text) I need to hear that alert and have it continue to replay periodically until I open it. If I could at least customize the alert I could add some load annoying and long playing alert but that still does not seem to be an option. PLEASE give us the ability to add custom SMS text alerts or give us an application that will replay alerts if not opened. :@
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    Right there with you Mark. When I am on call I need to set a loud SMS alert to wake me, and it would be nice to be able to set it to the paging service. I had to get my work to buy me an Anroid *just* for when I am on call as that allows SMS alert changes (native and through third party apps).

    I also second the comments earlier about several of my friends also having WP8s so it gets confusing when one of us gets a text.

    I tried changing the genre to ALERT as suggested, but no luck. It trully does blow me away that this is apparently missing and would love to hear from somebody on reasoning behind that, or any tips on getting it to work as I would *love* to be able to move back to one phone when on call.
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    #36  
    Wasn't there an article about a 3rd party app that will do this? I seem to recall it being on the main page?
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    Not sure if there is. I have been looking around for a while. I am very annoyed with the current tones. I should be able to make any sound a notification and not be hemmed into some cheezy annoying sounds. I might not be as angry if the 3rd party Nokia had added some more.
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    there is a 3rd party company willing to do this, but they need help from Nokia or Microsoft to get native access to do it. @SituationsApp on Symbian can do all kinds of stuff we only dream about on Windows Phone. Petition them on Twitter and also petition @Chrisweberatnokia to respond.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patchulaz View Post
    i can't believe that you can't do custom notification and alarm tones, even with mango. i don't mean to come on here and complain, but i'm curious to see how many others are as bothered by this as i am. to be sure, i'm not all that mad that i can't do a custom tone. having to use a built in tone instead of my zelda "found secret" sound that i used on android isn't the end of the world (although the zelda sound was awesome). i just can't believe that microsoft missed the boat by not fixing this. to me, it's kind of weird that they didn't have custom ringtones, notification, and alarm sounds on the original OS release, but the fact that they did add custom ringtones, but didn't fix notifications and alarms, is shocking. it makes me wonder about the thoroughness of their feedback and testing process. it's like they're not even paying attention to what they're doing. i don't know how they plan on gaining market share if they can't even figure out some of the simple stuff.

    ok, i'm off my soapbox now. but does this bother anyone else, or is it just me?
    custom email notification tone = no
    custom messaging notification tone = no
    BUT you CAN make custom alarm tones. just save the tone you want as alarm in ringtone form and select that as alarm tone from alarms settings. used this in 7.5 and using this on 7.8 now
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    It Pisses me off that they try to make a high tech phone and ignore the little stuff.
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    #41  
    isn't this part of gdr3?
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    And two years after this thread was started, Windows 8 phone can't do custom alerts and notifications. I have a custom ringtone. That's easy. But I'm frustrated that the alerts sounds are practically indistinguishable from each other. I want to know whether I am getting a text or whether I'm getting a calendar reminder. Custom sounds would make that much easier.

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    Custom im notifications are now finally allowed in GDR they work the same as custom ringtones and sit in your ring tones folder. Hope this helps they are finally here in the developers preview and should be released to everyone in the upcoming weeks.
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    I totally agree! I have had this phone for 10 months and still cannot believe a function as basic as custom notification sounds is not available!!! Come on developers...let's get this issue resolved so I can have my Bewitched Twitch sound that I used to have on my Android back!!! The pre loaded sounds are not loud enough or cool enough....
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    Hi everyone. I'm coming to the party late but can't believe this is still an issue. There is an update available (8.0.10501.127) to fix this issue, and I really can't believe that Nokia has not released it to ATT. I love this phone except for this one issue, and I think others feel the same way. If anyone has any updates or thoughts on this issue, please post them. BTW ATT is being very helpful with this issue but it seems like it is out of their control.
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