My old phone was a pretty simple Motorola flip type that always let me know when I had missed a call or when I had a voicemail waiting. In addition to the main screen showing this information, the phone would beep or vibrate (depending on the mode I had it in) every 5 or 10 minutes until I acknowledged this missed call and/or voicemail message. Occasionally, that was a pain, but now that I have this i730, I miss that.
Without constantly checking the little balloon at the top of the screen, I have no way of knowing I missed a call. Does anyone know if this phone is capable of beeping periodically to let me know I missed a call? Maybe I could at least get the phone to display "missed call" on the screen until I acknowledge it. Thanks.
There is no perfect solution for this with the i730. I just upgraded to WM5 and the notification is a little better. You have to go into the notification settings and you can set missed calls and voicemails to beep, vibrate, both and/or put a message on the screen. If you set it to both and then find yourself needing to set the phone to vibrate you will still be notified. If you happen to miss the initial notification, however, you are still stuck looking at the balloon. The WM5 upgrade also fixes some of the other items that were a little annoying. It puts a battery indicator on the top of the screen. It also allows you to use Wifi and phone at the same time. I am sure there is other new and better stuff but I am only a couple weeks... (continues)
Actually, there IS a perfect solution. SPB Phone Suite for WM5 puts a bar on your today page. I have mine showing four icons: Missed Calls / TXT Messages / Voicemail / Email Each icon has a number under it to show unread/unheard messages. It also has quick access to change custom audio profiles (loud, silent, normal, meeting, etc) and a quick way to turn on and off bluetooth, phone, flight mode and wifi. It's not that expensive, but for me it was the only thing that kept me from trading my pda in for a blackberry.