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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-01-2009
My Device: 8900 Curve

How do I increase the number of rings before my BB 8900 diverts?

Ladies/Gents - I can see why BB call the leather pouch a holster - you have got to be the fastest draw in the West if you want to extract the 8900 and answer the call before it diverts - can someone point me in the right direction to extend the length of "ringing time" to allow "Ol' slow hand" here a chance to answer calls without everyone going to voicemail.


Thanks in advance

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Elite II
Posts: 9,321
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: grameenphone

Re: How do I increase the number of rings before my BB 8900 diverts?

Check the following -
Dial: *61*[Phone Number]*11*[Time]#
In place of phone number put in your voice mail box number (call your carrier to know that) and in place of time put any value i.e. 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30. These values are seconds after which your calls will be diverted or forwarded to voice mail box.

Setting a higher value will make calls longer to ring and then divert.
This string is applicable GSM carriers only.

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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: How do I increase the number of rings before my BB 8900 diverts?

If the codes Tanzim mentioned don't work, just call your carrier and ask them to extend your time until voicemail picks up, to 30 seconds. They do this routinely.
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