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.
I was told to remove the battery and SIM card, wait three minutes then power up the phone again. (Time and Date have to be reset) Unfortunately this did not solve the problem so it could be a Vodafone network problem. I am wary of trying the SIM in a different brand or model of phone in case of an unexpected reformat occurring, so until a duplicate phone arrives the job is on hold. In general one just cannot get the right staff these days. Take care!
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.
Use this link below to download a full PDF manual for your phone.
Setting Message Alerts from page 52 in your manual: When new messages arrive, you can choose to have your phone notify you by playing an audible alert. To hear an alert when you receive a new message: 1. Press Menu > Settings/Tools > Settings > Messaging > Message Reminder. 2. Select On or Off and press .
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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