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    How can I get it to ring for longer so I can get to the phone without it going to message bank ??
    04-22-2016 01:52 AM
  2. Ledsteplin said: Best Answer

    Which carrier? It can be done on AT&T, T-mobile . Not Sprint.
    Verizon will, but you must call them @ 611.
    For AT&T and T-mobile
    Dial *#61# from your phone. Tap Send.
    You should see a new screen that displays a bunch of information about what's getting forwarded. You should see a line under "Voice Call Forwarding" that says "Forwards to +11234567890" (where 11234567890 is an eleven digit phone number, likely different from your phone number). Write down this number and tap Dismiss.
    Now, dial **61*+11234567890*11*XX# and hit Send, where 11234567890 is the number that you found in step two and XX is the number of seconds you want to wait until voicemail picks up. You can set it in increments of 5, where 30 seconds is the maximum.
    After you hang up that call, you can have someone call your phone and see if it worked. On some phones, you can dial *#61# again and see how long it's delaying your calls, but our test phone (the iPhone) did not show this information.

    Or call them.
  3. DINGSTER1's Avatar
    That's a carrier set function. Give them a call/visit
    04-22-2016 05:51 AM
  4. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore!

    That's not a feature that can be set in an Apple device.. it's strictly up to your cell phone carrier how many rings before going to your voicemail.
    04-22-2016 06:35 AM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Which carrier? It can be done on AT&T, T-mobile . Not Sprint.
    Verizon will, but you must call them @ 611.
    For AT&T and T-mobile
    Dial *#61# from your phone. Tap Send.
    You should see a new screen that displays a bunch of information about what's getting forwarded. You should see a line under "Voice Call Forwarding" that says "Forwards to +11234567890" (where 11234567890 is an eleven digit phone number, likely different from your phone number). Write down this number and tap Dismiss.
    Now, dial **61*+11234567890*11*XX# and hit Send, where 11234567890 is the number that you found in step two and XX is the number of seconds you want to wait until voicemail picks up. You can set it in increments of 5, where 30 seconds is the maximum.
    After you hang up that call, you can have someone call your phone and see if it worked. On some phones, you can dial *#61# again and see how long it's delaying your calls, but our test phone (the iPhone) did not show this information.

    Or call them.
    Branta likes this.
    04-24-2016 07:41 PM

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