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Changing Text Message Alerts

4315 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 3, 2009 8:45 AM by p8ete RSS
dgrizz09 Calculating status...
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Jul 23, 2009 6:35 PM
I just got finished talking with a iphone tech at AT&T about importing some new text message alerts I downloaded. He informed me after some digging that the feature was only available for in coming calls, and not text alerts. I would wonder why these text tones are available if in fact they are useless for the intended use. I hope others have the same concern in this matter as do I.

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  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,840 points)
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    Jul 23, 2009 6:42 PM (in response to dgrizz09)
    Downloaded from where? The iTunes Store? The only thing there is ringtones.

    The iPhone has never supported anything but the included text message alerts and I've never found any iPhone text alert tones.

    If you want to be able to use custom text alert tones send your wish here:
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
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  • SpurtSpanker Calculating status...
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    Jul 24, 2009 8:06 AM (in response to dgrizz09)
    I have never seen iTunes sell or make available SMS tones. The iPhone can only change the ring tone at this time. I know because I would love to change the SMS tone, but can not. Not unless the phone is jail broken and I have no plans to do that.
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  • ShadyMac Level 4 Level 4 (1,250 points)
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    Jul 24, 2009 9:42 AM (in response to SpurtSpanker)
    Text alerts are not customizable as of yet without jail breaking the iPhone...custom ring tones are all we can do for now...

    Send feedback to Apple if you'd like this to be added in the future...

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
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  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,840 points)
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    Jul 24, 2009 11:42 AM (in response to dgrizz09)
    You are confusing ringtones available in iTunes with a text alert tone. There are NO text alert tones in the iTunes Store hence there is no "rip off".
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  • p8ete Calculating status...
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    Aug 3, 2009 8:45 AM (in response to dgrizz09)
    search 'text alert' in itunes and you will get many results.

    imo these are misleading and should be removed.

    or, even better, apple should make it that we can change the text alerts in their next software update (please)
    pc, Windows XP

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