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From your cell dial 1 by holding down till it dials your voice mail. If it has not been seet up previously it will ask you to do so. The default password is usually the last four digits of your cellular number. You can also dial your cell number from another phone such as a land line and let it ring till voice mail picks up. At that time press the ( * ) astrisk key to get mail. Very handy when your phone is dead etc...
To turn off your voice mail automatically, turn off your phone and turn it back on after 5 minutes, then you enter ##002# and press the green/dial button, it will automatically deactivate the voice mail from the phone. Then test it by dialing the number of the phone from another phone to see if it will go to the voice mail or it will ring normally. I trust it will ring normally after doing the ##002# and dial voice mail reset.
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This procedure allows your iPhone to ring for longer or shorter periods
than the default setting of 20 seconds before voicemail answers. ***
Attempt at your own risk but if you pay attention to the keys you input
and follow the directions you should have no problems.
1. On your phone, dial *#61# and click Call
The screen will display:
Setting Interrogation Succeeded Voice Call
Forwarding When Unanswered Forwards to
Write down the xxxYYYzzz number (including +1) - this is the number to
3. In order to make the
+ appear on the keypad in the next step you'll have to hold Zero down
for a few seconds, then it will become a Plus (+). Dial
**61*+1xxxYYYzzzz**30# and hit Call. +1xxxYYYzzzz is the number you
wrote down previously, 30 is the delay in seconds. The delay can be set
in 5 second increments, 30 is maximum.
Dial *#61# to verify that the new settings are active.
5. Verify working voice mail.
If you find you or your contacts are not being forwarded to
your voice mail you have incorrectly altered your voice mail forward
To find out what it is and try
Dial ##002# and send. This will
reset that forward number to factory defaults.
By then Dialing *#61# you will again display the your
current (default) voice mail forwarding number.
Return to step  and continue.
*** Use this tutorial at your own risk ***...and if you have
the time you can always give AT&T a call to have them change the
number of rings on an incoming call before Visual Voicemail kicks in. I
was able to quickly change the duration on my own, using these
diagnostic iPhone GSM codes. The default time duration before Visual
Voicemail intercepts the call is set by AT&T to 20 seconds. You will
be able to add another 10 seconds yourself, but if you want your
callers to wait more than 30 seconds before voicemail picks up then
you'll need to contact AT&T technical support - they can change the
duration to 45 seconds upon request.
When it stops ringing, the caller goes to your voice mail, right?
If 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.
I have contacted Verizon tech support for this issue. They say it depends on where you are (what towers are responding to your incoming call) and can not be changed. I told them that Cingular could entend the ring time, not number of rings. The rude customer-no-service person told me "well, you need to go to Cingular-now AT&T". We will see what type of response I get from the letter I wrote to the President of Verizon.