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Speakerphone when answering blackberry pearl 8100

When my blackberry is on a profile that is not vibrate or silent, when I answer an incoming call it is automatically on speakerphone. The person on the other end always tells me that they echo...but after about five seconds it switches back to a normal volume setting. How do I fix it to where when I answer an incoming call no matter what profile it's on a regular, not speakerphone, volume? I've tried changing all of my default call volumes on my profile to low but nothing works! Help!

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  • princess_pai Nov 07, 2008

    I have the exact same problem! I took my phone in and they gave me a new one. The new one still does the same thing so i have another one that is being shipped to my house from Bell. When i take it in they say they have not heard of this problem.

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    Yup... I'm searching the web right now to see how to fix this problem. Same thing. I answer the phone and it's on speaker for 5 seconds or so... Hmm....



  • trevordicker Dec 28, 2008

    I have the same problem. Whenever I answer a calls it goes to speakerphone for 1 to 2 seconds and if I answer during the vibrate it continues to vibrate for a bit. I have a pearl and I have received 3 different replacement phones and now I got a brand-new (non-refirb) and it still does it. I can't figure it out and have tried resetting it and everything. Any help would be great.

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    Same problem here on Curve

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    This same thing just started happening with my phone. I hope someone will post a solution soon.

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    Same exact problem. Ive only had this phone a few months but it just started answering on speakerphone. Anyone had any luck with a solution?

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    My Mother has the same problem with hers. It didn't do it at first and now it automatically turns on speakerphone when she answers and then goes back to the normal phone function after a second or two. I'm trying to find a solution for her.

  • tekhappy May 11, 2009

    Same problem. Really irritating. oooh, I've got a black flashy phone - now if I could just answer phone calls with it - not happy.

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I had the same problem. I called T-mobil, my carrier, and they had me take the battery out while the phone was 'on' and put it back in. After the security scan was done, the tech called me back on my cell - problem fixed. (I'm not sure if he did something on his end too, but at least try it your self first!)

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I disabled bluetooth and that fixed it.

Options->Bluetooth (Full Menu) ->Disable Bluetooth

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