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Help With Custom Ring Tones For Text and E-mail Alerts Please.


Jan 14, 2006, 1:21 PM
I've managed to add my personal ring tones and they are working great for phone calls. I went into the Sounds and Notifications and under Notifications I went to "Messaging: New text message" and Messaging: New e-mail message" checked the box for play sound and put my custom ring tone in. Under the Sounds tab I have the "Programs" box checked and the sub-box "Notifications (alarms, reminders) checked as well. But when I get a text message I get no sound, any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Jan 16, 2006, 12:54 AM
I had the EXACT same problem! I wasn't getting any notification of texts other then they would pop up on the screen. I finally had to set the tone back to one of the defaults and it works. Wierd.

Jan 16, 2006, 4:00 AM
I have the same exact problem no idea why

Jan 16, 2006, 6:23 PM
I guess you can't use MP3's for text and email alerts 😢

Jan 18, 2006, 1:45 PM


Jan 20, 2006, 9:15 AM
If you notice under the factory sounds any notification is much smaller than a ringtone obviously. You have to treat this situation like a regular phone. Cut a section of your mp3. I would say 5 to 8 seconds. Not exactly sure on exact length but this does work. Good Luck!

Jan 20, 2006, 1:32 PM
yah when the treo has to load 3.5 mb everytime your mom calls just hear the start of tiny dancer....OF COURSE its going to lag... its like a computer... it only has 60 mb of ram one mp3 is already like 5% of your memory. just think how long it takes to load a file thats like 1.2 gigs on your comp. its like the same thing dont you agree?

Jun 16, 2007, 9:57 PM
Can someone walk me through how to cut down a song to a 3 to 8 second sound bite 🤭

Jan 23, 2008, 12:05 AM
fitst off you need can do it several ways...i use nero wave editor, works like a charm, just bring up the song you want, highlight the part you want and copy and paste into a new file, that simple

May 28, 2007, 7:54 PM
ok go to www.phonezoo.com
its free to signup, you can send there ringers to the phone for free,they have thousands!!! and they work on text, voicemail,etc..then go into your phone, open message save as template, then go to file explorer find violitle file, then copy ringer, then find sounds and paste, there you go!!

Jan 18, 2006, 11:21 AM
I had the same problem when I selected MP3 format for text, email, and reminder alerts... basically anything not a ringtone. However, when I converted the sounds to WAV files, it works like a charm.

Now, given that WAV files are much larger than MP3 files, you should probably select a very brief sound, limited to a few seconds or less.

Solution: use WAV files for any non-ringtones and MP3 files for ringtones.

Jan 18, 2006, 1:59 PM
Per my above post, this will work.

Jan 18, 2006, 3:45 PM
yep - like I said - wav it baby

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