The ringer volume really doesn't get very loud, does it? I have it set as high as it goes. Does the ringer volume also dictate the volume of the speaker you put your ear up to? I had the ringer volume all the way up, answered a call and it sounded almost like I had the person on speaker phone. I then used the buttons on the side of the iphone to lower the ear piece volume and I think that also reduced the ringer volume. I'm confused. Why are these two things interrelated? If I have the iphone on the volume I like to have the ear piece, I'll never hear the phone ring in my pant pocket or jacket pocket.