iphone 4 sms sound alerts

when the ear piece is plugged into the iphone and for eg. we leave it on the table... text messages via sms or whatsapp, sound alerts will not be heard. however, when there's an incoming call, can still hear the phone ring (when the ear piece is still plugged in).

is there anyway to make the sound alerts still audible on receiving text messages (even though the ear piece is plugged into the phone)?

grnowAsked:
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MBobrekCommented:
No.  The jack in the iPhone incorporates a small switch that turns that sound on/off (headphones/speaker) based on it's insertion.  There may be some jailbreak utility that I don't know of, but Apple left this alone.
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grnowAuthor Commented:
was wondering how come for sms, it don't sound yet for phone calls, it will sound?
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MBobrekCommented:
Apple set their device up that way. They may have felt phone calls to be more important.
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grnowAuthor Commented:
seems to be the only explanation as to why this is so.
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