QUOTE (smeg36 @ Oct 1 2006, 12:51 AM)
If you press and hold the Message key the backlight will turn off. I don't think there's any registry setting that could turn off the backlight when a call is made. The best bet would be someone writing a program to do specifically that, but I doubt that's going to happen. Having owned a Motorola Q, I know what you are talking about with the keyboard buzzing, but it shouldn't be loud enough to hear when making a call, only if you hold your ear directly to the keyboard. I'd check out some demo Q at a VZW store and see if it is as bad as yours. If not, try getting a replacement.
Thanks for your help.
Knowing about the message key will certainly help.
I already tried to return my Q the same day that I bought it, thinking this was just a defect and not a problem with the entire line of phones (I still do think it's a pretty big defect though...). The guy at the store told me that all of the phones behave this way, so I didn't exchange it. Perhaps you're right - maybe my phone's buzzing is louder than others. I can very easily hear when the backlight turns off when making a call.