Hi. Is there any way to extend the ring time before the phone goes to voice mail? My phone rings only for a few seconds, and even if I quickly take it out of bag, the call is already forwarded to voice mail. I also have the same problem by the alarm in the phone. It gives two short rings and then turns off. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Re: Extending Ring Time
You can try the steps below:
A) The simplest method is to call your carrier and request a longer ring time, up to 30 seconds.
B) If you have a GSM based phone, some have had success by dialing this number from your phone: **61*XXXXXXXXXXX**30#
Replace XXXXXXXXXXX with the number of your carrier voice mail
center (find it by looking at your Phone Dialer > Options >
VoiceMail > Access Number. Put your access number in place of the Xs
For example, the T-Mobile voice mail access number is 18056377243, and thus the string to dial would be **61*18056377243**30#
Replace the 30 at the end of the string with your desired seconds. For most carriers, 30 seconds is the longest allowed.
NOTE: Has been reported this doesn't work for Rogers (8700r) . 6/17/2005. Morser
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Extending your ringing tone
You can change the length of your ringing tone by typing the below code into your phone.
**61*(mailbox number)**(number of seconds you want it to ring for)# send
You can choose between 5 and 30 seconds. The standard ringing time is 15 seconds.
If you don't know your mailbox number it's just your normal mobile number with '5' added after the prefix. For example, 087 5 1234567.
When it stops ringing, the caller goes to your voice mail, right?
so, then you need to contact your phone company and have them change
your "Ring Cycle" -- that's the number of rings before the voice mail
system picks up.
Some phone companies have a way for you to do
this yourself from their website, other require that you call up the
customer service line. Either way, the thing you want to adjust is your
voice mail ring cycle.
Your cell phone carrier controls that. To you it only goes off twice you should find that the caller hears 4-5 rings before going to voice mail. Either way call "611" and talk to the tech department to see if they can help. Call from a different phone.
Remove the voicemail or extend ring time
don.t know is this code works world wide but you can try otherwise ask the provider to lengthen the ring time to 30 secs
then enter country code IE 61 for australia
* then vmail number IE 321 for optus
so your code should look something like this
then hit call.
remember the 61 and the 321 will vary on country and provider