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# of rings!

As silly as this sounds....i cant for the life of me figure out how tro set the number of rings

before it goes to voicemail?

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Re: # of rings!

A) The simplest method is to call your carrier and request a longer ring time, up to 30 seconds.The carriers routinely set that at 15 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 above.

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.




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Re: # of rings!

Tried calling Sprint - they have no idea how to set the delay to voicemail longer.  Then I tried using the *61...... string with my number.  When I hit send I get the message that it is not a valid option.  Any other ideas besides changing service companies?  Can't do that right now.  I have a 8830 Curve phone.

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Re: # of rings!


pbuttars wrote:

Tried calling Sprint - they have no idea how to set the delay to voicemail longer.  Then I tried using the *61...... string with my number.  When I hit send I get the message that it is not a valid option.  Any other ideas besides changing service companies?  Can't do that right now.  I have a 8830 Curve phone.

Thanks


Hi and Welcome to the Forums!

 

If I were you, I'd call Sprint over and over until you find a CSR that knows how to do this...they indeed can do so, if they are 1) willing and 2) know how to do it. It is a carrier-controlled function...period.

 

Good luck!




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