Actually there is a message alert setting with a number of options.
From the main screen go to MESSAGES> click OK and scroll down to number 7: MSG SETTINGS> press OK and select number 1: GENERAL> click OK and scroll down to number 6: MESSAGE ALERTS> click OK and select the option you wish (once, every 2 minutes, every 15 minutes, off). If set to OFF you will get the message icon on the home page but no alert.
From the SETTINGS menu, you can select what ringtone you wish for message alerts.
I just got this phone yesterday and it already is giving me problems. It doesnt notify me when I recieve a text message the little mail icon pops up by the battery but it doesnt ring or the view now or later thing doesnt pop up.
Theres no settings that you can go into and just click check on to get notifications. I went through everything.
I need help.
its a Samsung SCH-S380C
and im using a straight talk plan if that helps.
Please help me