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Also on the ZTE Merit, I want it to alert me when I receive texts and of course phone calls ONLY. Right now it alerts me with every email too! How do I get it to stop the email notifications, and also show me onscreen when I receive a text and when I miss a call???? SO much to learn about this phone!!
Already Tried: Everything I know to try...
Hi there, and welcome to JustAnswer, I look forward to assisting you today with your question and providing the best answer possible.
The speaking functionality on this phone is an all or nothing sorry
Either it will read out everything, or nothing at all
For notifications, go to settings, notifications. You can then set how you want the different notifications to occur
If you have any difficulties, please do not hesitate to let me know
There is no 'notifications' option under settings. What now?
Sorry, you need to go Settings > Sound > Notification Ringtone
For the email, you want a password XXXXX show each time you open email on the phone? This level of customisation wont be possible sorry, you can only set a passcode on the entire phone, not per functions sorry
That only lets me to set which sound I want it to make... not whether or not I want text/email sounds. I do want text sounds... but NOT email sounds.
ok, but that is the extent of the customisation sorry
IT only deals with notifications as a whole, not per individual functions
Please bear in mind this is a very simple phone
There is not a lot of customising that can be done as opposed to a more functional HTC or Samsung
I am VERY disappointed!!! Maybe I should return this phone then... I was hoping for an android that was powered by at&t... this is my only option with them?
Let me check on your other options, now that I know what you want in terms of functionality
one moment please
ok, you can get the LG Optimus Black from them
This will allow you to customise all ring tones
but no phone offers password XXXXX each time you open email
Either the latest Android or iPhone does not offer this yet
but on the LG I recommended, you can specify unique notifications on any app
I hope that is helpful
Is the lg optimus available through straight talk? the zte merit is... this is who my service is through right now
yes it is, http://www.shopstraighttalk.com/bpdirect/straighttalk/Start.do?action=view&zip=90210&locale=en&siteType=&market=GSM5ATSPRCO&gotoPhonelist=true
I checked this for you
Do you 'HAPPEN' to have a price on that phone??
$329 is what Straight Talk is listing it for
I am getting the manual for you
you can download it from here (free)
Wow! I would think for that price it would tuck me in at night... lol
haha, Usually your looking at about $600-$800 for a very good phone
Like I said, I'm certainly not savvy...
the more expensive, the more intuitive they are
have you looked at the iPhone?
No. Would you mind telling me all about it? Including costs?
Is it serviced through Apple? Service costs?
ok, service costs are covered by warranty
your looking at around $600
it is the most intuitive phone out of them all. Very easy to understand from the start
very customisable, and it now includes free backup of contacts, email and photos
you can also locate the phone via a map if you lose it
and they are pretty reliable
I think for you who is not intrested in all the "advanced" functionality and wants something straight forward yet intelligent
this is probably the way to go for you
Who is this service through?
AT&T or Verizon
Not by Straightalk unfortunatly
People really have $600 to spend on a phone??
up to $1000
there like computers nowadays
LG Optimus is the same but cheaper? It will do all the functions I've asked you about?
it will do the notifications
no phone does the email password XXXXX you wish for
I don't need music or movie downloads... no need for those. email password XXXXX XXXXX a problem. I can simply get to that through the internet service...
then the LG would be really good for you
I just want phone, text, email and Internet service... as cheaply as possible
LG Optimus, right?
this gives you a pretty powerful (customizable) phone at a good price
I'll check it out... Can't thank you enough for all your help... truly. I live in the 'boonies' and at&t gives me good service. I already have the 'elevate' for internet service through them. Would I be better off using their $50/month no contract service?
do you want to stay fixed with them?
The contract (50/month) is always cheaper
in the long run is you plan on sticking with them
Straight talk is $45... that's what I have now... powered by at&t
yeah, its the same, just a little cheaper
and less choice of phones
Is the $50/month at&t plan unlimited too?
no, they stopped that now
You need to check with them the limit
as its different per area
What phone would you recommend through at&t service?
for you, i feel the iPhone is best
I am very sure you would love it
Whew! I'm afraid the $600 cost is just more than I can see myself paying... now that would really hurt!! I'm on a VERY limited income!!! VERY limited...
thats outright, see what AT&T offer
sometimes they charge 65 per month and phone is free
depends on the special they have, I would recommend you calling them
GOOD phone though??
yes, 100million sold means something :-)
Haha!! I guess so...
You've been great...
feel free to ask if you want more information
Have a wonderful day!!