Extending the number of rings before pickupSupport


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  1. benjamin163

    benjamin163 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am being dumb.
    How do I extend the number of rings when someone calls me on my HTC Desire?
    It goes to voicemail far too early, but I cant see how to change it in settings at all.
    Any help gratefully received.
     

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  2. club968

    club968 Well-Known Member

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    I think that's something you have to talk to your service provider about. They control when the phone goes to voicemail.
     
  3. patpending

    patpending Well-Known Member

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    Ultimately, the amount of time before a call is diverted to a Voicemail service is derived from the Server.

    BUT - We CAN control it from the phone!!

    On the desire:

    Go to:
    - Settings
    - Call
    - Call Forwarding
    - Forward when unanswered
    - Enter in your carriers' voicemail number
    - Select your desired delay - Max 30 seconds.

    Hope this helps!

    Dave
    HTC Desire
    Rooted
    LeeDrOiD_V2.1a
     
  4. Oditius

    Oditius Active Member

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    So if I do this the phone will ring for another 30 seconds before going to voicemail?
     
  5. patpending

    patpending Well-Known Member

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    Not 'another' 30 seconds, but 30 seconds in total...

    That's a full half a minute worth of ringing....should be plenty of time to dig it out of your pocket / pouch?! Lol.

    The maximum you can extend it to is 99 rings (what the other person hears when they call you) but this is ONLY if you have NO VOICE MAIL service. 30 seconds is the most you can get before forwarding to a voicemail ...
     
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  6. Oditius

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    Thanks, errr 30 seconds... Pull motorcycle over to curb, and answer, ok. I guess that is better than 4 rings and poof!!! :D
     
  7. Rogue

    Rogue Well-Known Member

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    What network you with?

    There is a code you can punch into your phone if you're on O2, i found it on their forum.
     
  8. patpending

    patpending Well-Known Member

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    Operator codes will do the same thing ... ie, Telstra Australia is **61*101**30#

    One would presume:

    61 - Country Area Code
    101 - Voice Mailbox Number
    30 - Duration before dropping through...

    But these are simply presumptions :p

    Alternatively you can look at slim-line bluetooth headsets.... Jabra put one out known as "Jawbone". Very slim-line small units available. Get one with "Noise Assassin" - it picks the vibrations from your jaw and cancels out 99.9% of all background noise (ie your bike). I sell them in my shop - they work FANTASTIC!!

    :D
     
  9. Oditius

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    US Cellular
     
  10. nx1977

    nx1977 Well-Known Member

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    Not heard of bluetooth headsets? ;)
     
  11. Oditius

    Oditius Active Member

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    Well, silly, silly me. Bluetooth headsets, now why didn't I think of that. :eek: Oh wait, I think I remember, stupid wind blew my $100 ear piece right off my head into the car behind me, that is why!!! Needless to say it really wasn't worth a dime after that. I have my Zumo 550 paired to the phone, so I can at least see who is calling without stopping the bike. I can hit answer or ignore, but since the GPS doesn't have a mike, I have to hit ignore, pull over and call them back if I think it is of urgent matter, or let them leave voice mail. Of course the wife doesn't like using voice mail or even leaving a message. And when she does, I usually don't play it in mixed company. LoL So her messages I have to pull over and call back. :rolleyes: But thanks for the suggestion, I might try to find one that will stay on my ear, and block out the wind as I ride along the highways. :D
     
  12. Phenomenological

    Phenomenological Well-Known Member

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    Just a thought, but if I was calling someone, I'd give up long before 30 seconds was reached let alone any longer. Maybe I'm just impatient. :p
     
  13. Oditius

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    Around me, folks know I ride, so they will let it ring till the end to see if I answer, if I don't they usually leave a message that starts off like this "I know you are riding, even though it is 30 out and freezing cold, but when you stop and can warm up the fingers to call me back, please do!" :D
     
  14. hairless

    hairless Well-Known Member

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    Nail it to the side of your head or use brown tape if you dont want to damage your phone, it will help if you take it out of the box first though
     
  15. anotherdamnforum

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    Simple solution to control the number of rings before the call goes to voicemail. Do what i did and CANCEL VOICEMAIL!!!!
    If the call is important then they will call back.
     
  16. Oditius

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    And if it isn't that important? Like the pretty young lady you met at the club? Decides to give you a call, and your in the shower, by the time you get to the phone it stops ringing, you look at the caller ID and it says <Unknown> :eek: she decides you must not have really wanted her to call, so she just goes on to the next friend and calls him for a date to the hottest spot in town. And your sitting at home twiddling your thumbs. :( waiting for her to call back. LoL
     
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    nx1977 Well-Known Member

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    I assume you're in a US state that doesnt require helmets like we have to in the UK & europe?
     
  18. Oditius

    Oditius Active Member

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    you would assume correctly. :)
     
  19. StormyWeather

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    There you go, wear a helmet. You can take your calls and live longer. Win win.
    :)
     
  20. Oditius

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    Hate helmets, if I had to wear one all the time, I would quit riding. :( So it would turn it into a loose loose.....
     
  21. arizla

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    Also works for HTC Wildfire

    Thanks PATPENDING

    Arizla
    HTC Wildfire
     

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