I purchased this phone thru Verizon almost 3 months ago. When I had a msg waiting, the alert tone would beep every few minutes until the msg was retrieved. I really need this feature, because I cannot always get to my phone right away & need the audible reminder. A few wks ago I noticed that when I had a msg waiting, it would only beep once. I thought I had messed up the settings & tried to fix it. No success, so I called Verizon & they said that on this model that this feature had changed to only one beep. This feature is standard on every phone I've ever had. Any advice? Also, the backlight won't stay on long enough & Verizon said it can't be adjusted! H E L P !!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm sorry I can't help you, but thank you VERY MUCH for helping me realize I'm not doing something wrong while setting up the message alert tone. I just received my Nokia 3589i phone through Verizon earlier this week. This same issue has been driving me crazy, as this is a very important feature to me as well. I like to be able to turn the ringer off while I am sleeping, knowing that if a voice message comes in the phone will wake me up. That short little beep is not sufficient. I can't understand why message alert tone works for text messages and call back numbers, but not voice messages. It's ridiculous.