Our KIN Twom phone ringers are too quiet.
Are loud ringers/ringtones available? We have the volume all the way up, and still can't hear them. Do I have to make my own loud ringtones, or is there a way to increase the system volume? We have tried all the suggestions in the manual, but even with the volume turned up all the way, they are hard to hear if you aren't in the library or som other quiet place.
Yeah, they are lame ringtones-- exept the ones used for notifying for incoming text. Those are kinda nice. The ringtones stink.
Go to Phonezoo.com and give that a shot. There's another site where you can make your own ringtones and adjust for volume. Look around on this forum under "ringtone" subjects, and you'll see a link to it. I love Phone zoo becuase you can save to your PC and then from there, MMS to your verzon phone (email@example.com)
I downloaded a loud ringtone from phonezoo. I usually hear it (if I don't bump the volume control). Wish the phone had a reminder beep. If you miss the ring you're out of luck.....
I had the same complaint. I need a LOUD alarm to wake me up for work at 3:45am every day. Someone on this board pointed me to the "Annoying Beeps" alarm in the first link below which is what I'm using, and that is LOUD !! That wakes me up instantly. I found the alarm in the 2nd link below also that's really loud. Both are free. Like one of the previous posters said, I find it easier to save the ringtones to my laptop, then email it to my phone at: YourCellNumber@vxwpix.com . Pam
Agreed. Well..depends on how deep of a sleeper you are. But..i wanted an 'alarm' alarm on my phone anyways, so i found 2.
As far as ringtones/alarms/etc go, both phonezoo.com and myxer.com work well. myxer doesn't require registration while phonezoo does, however i found that phonezoo has a much larger collection and better customization (haven't found the 'volume' on myxer to make any difference, and that is all myxer has over phonezoo), as well as it is all free, where myxer is some free, some of charge.
I would suggest saving them to your pc, then sending them through email. It may be my paranoia of 'unknown' sites having my phone number, email, etc, but i don't want any extra telemarketers/spam that i don't have to have. For phonezoo, i just didn't provide a number (or at least a real one), which isn't required if you just save it to PC, then email to the phone (###@vzwpix.com). And if you're really paranoid, create another email for registering anyways (i used a secondary email i already had).
Here are the links to the alarms that i used:
Note about ringtones with the Kin phones: you can't rename or delete them, as many of you already know. However, when you save a ringtone of the same name onto the phone, it will overwrite the old one. Lesson was, name the ringtones to names you plan on keeping (before you save/send to the phone), although you don't have to worry too much about the actual alarm quality. If you edit it in a way you don't like, you can just re-edit the ringtone and send it as the same name to overwrite it. This helped me, where i created a ringtone that cycles exactly 2 times before the phone goes to voicemail (~9 secs, fyi. and ~24 for a single cycle)
For those 2 alarms, i just called them @Alarm 1 and @Alarm 2. The @ is so they appear at the top of the list. To my knowledge, you can't organize the ringtones into the categories of 'melodies', 'alerts', or 'alarms'. What i did instead is put a symbol in front of the name, so they appear above the list of melodies anyways. To be honest, most/all of the default melodies aren't worth much, although i find that the alerts/alarms are noises that i do like and use. For anything custom, certain symbols 'translate' correctly when transferred to the phone, including ! and @, and others that i didn't try. Ones like * and _ don't work out, the phone translates them to number sequences (_ is 95 or something like that), its just trial and error as to which actually register the symbols. Name it to what you want on the computer, and send it to the phone. You'll recieve it on the Kin, but before saving it, make sure the name is what you want it to be (symbols, caps, spacing, spelling, etc), and if theres errors, change it on the comp and re-send it.
On top of having them sorted above the default melodies, this also allows me to sort them by 'type', aka ! is alarms/alerts, and @ is ringtones. Just my custom way of sorting things, i'm sure numbers work the same too, so theres plenty to cycle through, just put them in front of the ringtone name.
I also added 3 completely silent ringtones to my phone, of different lengths (short, medium, long). On my old phone, i was used to vibrate only, so this is for if i ever decide to make only certain tones vibrate only, i can just set it to the silent ringtone, with vibrate on in the system settings.
just edit it through phonezoo by changing the lengths, and saving them under different names.