About 2 months ago my Samsung A860 stopped ringing when a text arrives.
The 2 minute reminder still beeps, as does the ringer for phone calls.
Odd thing is the wife's A860 also quit, about a couple weeks later.
I've tried a few different tones, (all on-board ones, not downloaded)
I've tried vibrate only.
I've tried clearing all stored messages (In/out/draft)
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Scroll to Notification settings section then tap Message alert repetition.
Here you can see three options available on pop up menu. They are:
Once: Choose this option if you want your phone ring the tone just once when receiving an incoming messages.
Every 2 minutes: Choose this option if you want your phone ring the tone every 2 minutes until you open the message.
every 10 minutes: Choose this option if you want your phone ring the tone every 10 minutes until you open the message.
Tap the required message alert repetition option you wish to use. When the dot indicator next to the option shows green means the option is selected.
Tap Home button to return to the standby mode.
By adjusting message alert repetition just once or more than once, now your phone will notify you when receiving new message and repeating the tone according to the settings you've just done. So, what's the option you use on your phone?
I use SMS Popup (from the Play Store) for repeating text message reminders. It has other functions, but I primarily use the 'reminder' options. I'm not sure if you could (or should) do 5 to 10 second intervals as it would probably kill your battery. I think that 1 minute is the minimum. I guess you could also use a notification sound that is longer. You could even record your own. I once recorded myself coughing and used it as the notification.
Mine does work after all. You can't make it vibrate but it will make a sound every five minutes after a missed call/text. The only problem is that the audible sound isn't very loud and I see no way of increasing the volume for it. I just assumed it didn't work because apparently it was too low for me to hear at the time. BUT IT'S BETTER THAN NOTHING!!! I'm just glad it works. Make sure your message reminder is set to "ON". Go to --->TOOLS & SETTINGS>SETTINGS>MESSAGING>MESSAGE SOUNDS>MESSAGE REMINDER> CHOOSE ON OR OFF. To test it.. Send a text to your phone but don't acknowledge or touch any buttons. Wait 5 minutes and your phone should make an alert noise. Keep the phone near you the whole time so you don't miss it. It will continue to alert you every 5 minutes until you acknowledge it.
If you have a sound settings option on your phone. You should be able to go to Ringer type. Which should list message, roam ringer & voice call. Select messages and then text message. My sounds, and then select no ring, and now you should have no sound when texting. Let me know if this helps
Hey I dont know exactly where your located but you should go to SOS Wireless in Upland CA they fix phones there. They helped me with a waterdamged phone and fixed it. You should try them they really know their stuff! :)
Well, I doubt it's the phone but just to make sure, swap phones around and see if the problem stays at the extension or moves with the phone.
I am not familiar with the timed reminder feature but that certainly does sound suspicious... Have you used this feature before? Does it make your phone ring? There may be something special you need to do to answer the timed reminder and make it go away. Possibly canceling the timed reminder was too late after it was set off.