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    Default Why all the whistling?

    Is there a list somewhere of what all whistles? Because I clearly don't know what all whistles.

    I've turned off notifications on all my email accounts. I don't really get texts, and I don't use the regular Sprint voice mail.

    My phone goes on a mad whistlefest - 20, 30 whistles in 10-20 minutes. I get to where I can check it, pull down notifications, and it's the same two ongoing apps, the same two texts, and the same 12 voice mails from before I switched. MAYBE an app update, but not usually.

    What is my phone trying to tell me and/or how do I stop it without missing actual/notifications?
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    You mentioned same notifications as before the switch. What are you referring to? And are you clearing these before closing the status bar?
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    Do you have social apps in your phone? I know the FB and the FB messenger app set off the whistle notification.

    Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3.
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    Default Re: Why all the whistling?

    The whistling and water drop sound on the phone keypad drive me insane!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator352 View Post
    The whistling and water drop sound on the phone keypad drive me insane!!!!!
    Turn off system sounds.

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    Something else is going on so I wouldn't just turn off all. Have you cleared the reoccurring notifications?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trunkmonkey1972 View Post
    Something else is going on so I wouldn't just turn off all. Have you cleared the reoccurring notifications?
    i was referring to the water drop sound...

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    Default Re: Why all the whistling?

    I slide them away - all except voicemails and text, which of course won't go away.

    I THINK it feels the need to renotify me about everything every time I change networks. I sleep with it, and it doesn't wake me up at night or do it much in the house, but shortly after I leave home, it starts in, and since I live in Atlanta, of course it changes networks about every three feet.

    Basically I'm trying to find a setting of "if you have something to tell me, tell me, and then quit telling me"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skunkape60 View Post
    Turn off system sounds.

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    LOL! I Have!

    System sounds I can live without but I like being able to hear the tones of the numbers as I'm dialing.IDK, just call me old school but it's something I've heard most of my life....and I'm 40.
    Last edited by Gator352; 07-30-2012 at 05:15 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khigh65 View Post
    I slide them away - all except voicemails and text, which of course won't go away.

    I THINK it feels the need to renotify me about everything every time I change networks. I sleep with it, and it doesn't wake me up at night or do it much in the house, but shortly after I leave home, it starts in, and since I live in Atlanta, of course it changes networks about every three feet.

    Basically I'm trying to find a setting of "if you have something to tell me, tell me, and then quit telling me"
    I'm able to clear txt and voicemail notifications. Slide and clear button both work. I don't know why they won't clear for you but that would explain the problem you're having.
    CORRECTION: whoops, I was mistaken and cannot clear those. I guess I've always viewed/listened right away which makes the notifications clear.
    Last edited by trunkmonkey1972; 07-31-2012 at 08:50 AM.
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    Default Re: Why all the whistling?

    Mine was whistling all day for weeks even with my Yahoo! Mail app set to no notifications.
    So i still could not find what was causing it. I chased it down that everytime it whistled I did in fact have new emails in my Yahoo!.

    The other night my wife found in Yahoo! Mail you need to go into notification sound under settings, and select "No Sound". As long as there is a sound selected, even if you have it on No Notifications, you will still get a whistle to each email that comes in.

    Check that and see if that is what is happening.
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    Default Re: Why all the whistling?

    I can't change mail sounds unless I set them to notify - so I did and they were all set to silent, then I set unnotify.

    I guess I just have to live with it or get off TW.

    New thing of the moment: a rash of "poom ping!". Sometimes once a second, for about 20 minutes. Like the whistling, I just wish I knew what it was doing or what it wanted.

    There goes a blast of quicker than one per second - probably 100 in 30 seconds.

    For a communications device, it's not too communicative sometimes.
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    I figured out what the poom ping was, with no help from the phone.

    It means "please don't use the Micro USB cable from your HP Touchpad to charge me from the wall. Even though I've charged nicely to 100%, I'm very unhappy about it".

    Curiously, in a house full and two vehicles worth of dangling cables, that particular combination had never come up before.

    In case it comes up for anyone else.
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    Thank you...Thank you....THANK YOU!! That whistling noise was making me crazy. Every time I heard it during the night I would wake up and check my phone - but no notifications. Your tip was exactly my problem. No more Yahoo whistle for me!
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    Default Re: Why all the whistling?

    It was Yahoo all along. A thousand times, thank you.

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