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New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-01-2008
My Device: Not Specified

# rings prior to Voicemail pickup

How do I change the number of times the phone rings before it deverts the incoming call to Voicemail?  Mine only rings twice & I sometimes don't get the BB out of its holster in time.
Elite II
Posts: 9,321
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: grameenphone

Re: # rings prior to Voicemail pickup

Check the follwoing - 


GSM string: *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/forwarded to voice mail. Setting a higher value will meet your query.


This string is applicable GSM carriers only.

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New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-01-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: # rings prior to Voicemail pickup

Where do I find the "GSM string" that tanzim refers to in my 8820 menu?

Guru I
Posts: 16,194
Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
My Carrier: VerizonWireless

Re: # rings prior to Voicemail pickup


The GSM sting is not in the device, press green key, options voicemail.

Instead of putting in the number of YOUR phone you put in the number of your VOICEMAIL box.

Refer to Tanzimz's  procedure .


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