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  1. Gnok31

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    Has anyone been able to adjust the amount of rings on their phone? My phone rings about 6 times before it goes to voicemail but my girlfriend's phone rings only 4 times.

    I brought both numbers over from T-Mobile where they each rang about 4 times but now w/Verizon mine went up to 6. Tried calling tech support about it and they said there wasn't a setting for this on the phone itself and they gave me an answer like some phones just tend to connect to the network faster :thinking:. Any ideas??
     

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    that's a network to phone issue i know your probably side by side but if theres a deley from the tower to transmit the ring command then you only get 4 rings compaired to 6. it's a minor anoyance.
     
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    There's a post in the sticky thread about improving battery life that talks about going to the ##PST menu to change this. I don't remember who posted, but he gets all the credit.

    1. dial ##PST (##778) [password is 6 zeroes: 000000]
    2. choose "Edit Mode"
    3. choose "Modem Settings"
    4. choose "Slot Cycle Index"
    5. select 1 (it is 2 by default). That should give you a nice balance between ringing and battery life.
    6. hit OK.
    7. hit Menu and then "Commit Modifications"

    Now your phone should start ringing sooner!
     
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    ....and your battery life will DEFINITELY suffer.
     
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    I think I saw that somewhere on the Tips thread but that sounds more like getting your phone to ring sooner. The question I had was when you are calling the phone, is there a way to extend the time it rings before it hits the voicemail. If you could increase the amount of rings for the caller it could lengthen the time you have to answer your phone.
     
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    With Verizon you can call Customer Service and ask for Tech Support. They are able to extend the ringer for you. I just had it done on my wifes phone last week. :)
     
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    I did call tech support and that was what they told me. How did they do that for your wife's phone?
     
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    I told them she was not able to answer calls because it would only ring twice on her end. I asked if they could extend it out for 30 seconds which is 6 rings and they said no problem. She has not had a problem since.
     
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    I was thinking that if the phone rang earlier, you would be able to pick up the phone before it goes to voicemail since the caller would hear less rings than currently.

    But yeah, I don't know how bad the battery life would get if you do this, though. Haven't had a chance to test it out, but it doesn't bother me the way it's set up by default.
     
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    I'm new to this and don't see why the battery would suffer. :thinking:
     
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    The number represents how often your phone "listens" for an incoming signal from a cell tower. So the more time/energy spent equals less battery life.
     
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    Cool, did not know you could mess with that. (Obviously)

    So now I'm tempted to switch that to 3. hmmm....
     
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    You mean go to 1. It's kind of reversed. Higher number means it would take even longer before your phone would start to ring...
     
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    Yeah, if you don't know how it works, you shouldnt mess with it. That's why I'll just leave the default.

    Thanks ttran97!
     
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    2 - page tower every 5.12 seconds for new call/text/vm/etc,
    1 - page every 2.56
    0 - page every 1.28
     
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    Turned my phone and wifes to 1 and no noticable difference in battery life and phone rings like it should. On 0 I did notice a little loss of battery life but nothing major. 1 just seemed the best compromise.
     

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