Question about Motorola Talkabout T6550 (7 Channels) 2-Way Radio

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Motorola T6550 pair.

All functions good. When one unit PTT switch pressed, the other unit will vibrate. When second unit PTT switch pressed it DOES NOT make other unit vibrate. Symbol it upper right coner of one unit but not the other. Both have vibrate symbol on in lower right hand corner. How do it make both vibrate with the other PTT switch pressed ? NOTE even on working unit the vibrate only works on first transmitt. Have printed manual, still not seeing setting

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I can see where this feature can seem somewhat inconsistent. But if you think of it like a phone ringing, it is easier to understand. Once you have answered the phone, the phone stops ringing. And the person who called you never experiences a ring on their end.

VibraCall® Alert
Page 26: VibraCall is a vibrating alert that notifies you that your radio is receiving a message. This is useful in noisy environments. When the alert is on, the radio
vibrates once every 30 seconds when you receive a message on the channel and
code you set.
• To turn vibrating alerts on, press menu until the vibrating radio symbol is displayed, then press the plus (+) button to display the letter Y for Yes.
• To turn vibrating alerts off, press menu until the vibrating radio symbol is displayed, then press the minus (-) button until the minus symbol (-) is displayed.

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