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    If Phone Goes To Voicemail Too Quickly . . .

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    I just have a few minutes, so I'll get to this as quickly as I can:

    Recently I found my Wing was going to Voice Mail after only
    1 or 2 seconds after my 3rd ring . . . and I was barely able
    to recognize that I had a phone ringing and pull it from my
    pocket before Voice Mail was already "taking a message."


    After asking T-Mo's Customer Service about it, I was told that
    there was a way to RESET the "lag time" before Voice Mail
    picks up. (I was also told this method is NOT in the Manual,
    so that's why I'm sharing it with you.)


    I'm not sure if this will work for other phones.... but for the Wing,
    I was told to do this:

    Press * * 61 * 1 805 637 7243 * * 30 # and then hit the Green
    Button (with the phone icon on it)

    I haven't had any calls yet, so I can't guarantee anything, BUT
    my input seemed to get me a "message of acceptance."

    And one last thing -- in that sequence above, the "30" is for
    30 seconds, which is the LONGEST wait time before Voice Mail
    will pick up. If you want it to be less, set it for 20, 10, or
    anything you choose that's under 30.


    yoyo22

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    Let me try this also.

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    I dialed another T-Mobile number from my phone. The receiving phone was powered on, but set to Silent. The line rang five times before it connected to voice mail and the total time from the beginning of the first ring to the point where voice mail answered, was 25 seconds.
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    It works!!!!!!!

    Thanks for the info......I just tested it twice..here are the results:

    Test 1: I did not change anything. I just called my number. After 25 seconds of ringing, it went to voice mail.

    Test 2: I entered the above sequence (but changed the last number to 10 for ten seconds of ringing). Called my cell phone. It rang for 10 seconds and then went to voicemail.


    This works very well......thanks.

    Matt

    PS....I tested this on a Nokia 5310.
    Last edited by pudgewack; 02-29-2008 at 08:43 PM.

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    I believe this changes your sim info and will work with any gsm phone after you input the info. I have it set to 30sec. and it's the same for all my phones.
    Last edited by cbreze; 03-01-2008 at 03:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbreze
    I believe this changes your sim info and will work with any gsm phone after you input the info. I have it set to 30min. and it's the same for all my phones.

    dont you mean 30 seconds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dapunisher
    dont you mean 30 seconds?
    Thanks, I edited.

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    no prob, I removed vm from my account years ago, its way outdated and unnecessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dapunisher
    no prob, I removed vm from my account years ago, its way outdated and unnecessary.
    Yeah, especially when you can't answer your phone. If they don't get you while you can get to your call then 'f 'em eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Telekom
    Yeah, especially when you can't answer your phone. If they don't get you while you can get to your call then 'f 'em eh?
    I call them back, my phone has a thing called a missed call log...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dapunisher
    I call them back, my phone has a thing called a missed call log...
    That will work most of the time. Not if your phone is off or downloading data tho. Then vm is good because your missed call log won`t work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbreze
    That will work most of the time. Not if your phone is off or downloading data tho. Then vm is good because your missed call log won`t work.
    no the person should just page you or hang up and send a text saying " hey call me " and then you turn on your phone, get the text and call them back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dapunisher
    no the person should just page you or hang up and send a text saying " hey call me " and then you turn on your phone, get the text and call them back.
    O.K. O.K. Choices are good tho. Personally I couldn't get along with out vm. Not everybody who calls me would go to that trouble.(texting) I know people who don't even use their contacts/phonebook option because they couldn't care less. They dial every time. There are non-savvy cell phone phobics out there. I need these people to be able to reach me, so IMHO vm is a good option. Case Closed.

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    wow, im sorry, but vm is outdated? what if somebody calls u and u have no reception? what if somebody calls u and ur online on ur phone? voicemail is very useful and free, its beyond me why somebody would take it off their account... ha this statement has got to be one of the stupidest things ive heard so far this yr!

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    Quote Originally Posted by omaralt
    wow, im sorry, but vm is outdated? what if somebody calls u and u have no reception? what if somebody calls u and ur online on ur phone? voicemail is very useful and free, its beyond me why somebody would take it off their account... ha this statement has got to be one of the stupidest things ive heard so far this yr!
    Gee where to begin, as soon as you get reception back, you get the text to call, if you are online you can tell you have a missed call. I dont need voicemail and no one I know uses it because of the reasons already mentioned.

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