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  1. #1
    John
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    Using an LG 5200 in various places around San Diego, ranging from
    South Bay to Down Town to Del Mar and all places in between and at all
    times, I have an irksome problem with my Sprint PCS LG 5200.


    I'll have my phone sitting near me, turned on.
    The Caller will hear 8-10 rings, and then the phone goes to voicemail.
    I never hear a ring. Soon the phone will (usually) show a voicemail.
    And yet sometimes in the same spot, same time of day, sometimes within
    minutes, the phone will ring if someone calls.

    If there were no rings and the caller went directly to voicemail I
    would assume that the system had lost my phone or it was turned off.
    Since the caller is hearing 8-10 rings, the system believes my phone
    is connected. And my phone will receive the voicemail indicator/tone.

    What's up with this?



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  2. #2
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: Caler gets 8 rings, then to Voicemail, cell never rings

    In article <[email protected]>,
    John <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Using an LG 5200 in various places around San Diego, ranging from
    > South Bay to Down Town to Del Mar and all places in between and at all
    > times, I have an irksome problem with my Sprint PCS LG 5200.
    >
    >
    > I'll have my phone sitting near me, turned on.
    > The Caller will hear 8-10 rings, and then the phone goes to voicemail.
    > I never hear a ring. Soon the phone will (usually) show a voicemail.
    > And yet sometimes in the same spot, same time of day, sometimes within
    > minutes, the phone will ring if someone calls.
    >
    > If there were no rings and the caller went directly to voicemail I
    > would assume that the system had lost my phone or it was turned off.
    > Since the caller is hearing 8-10 rings, the system believes my phone
    > is connected. And my phone will receive the voicemail indicator/tone.
    >
    > What's up with this?


    Did you port your number to Sprint? That can cause delays and the
    problem you are having.



  3. #3
    John
    Guest

    Re: Caler gets 8 rings, then to Voicemail, cell never rings

    On Wed, 07 Jul 2004 23:44:56 GMT, "Robert M." <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >>> What's up with this?

    >
    >Did you port your number to Sprint? That can cause delays and the
    >problem you are having.


    Nope, I've had that number, one of a set of three, for years with
    Sprint PCS.



  4. #4
    Larry Thomas
    Guest

    Re: Caler gets 8 rings, then to Voicemail, cell never rings

    John <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Using an LG 5200 in various places around San Diego, ranging from
    > South Bay to Down Town to Del Mar and all places in between and at all
    > times, I have an irksome problem with my Sprint PCS LG 5200.
    >
    >
    > I'll have my phone sitting near me, turned on.
    > The Caller will hear 8-10 rings, and then the phone goes to voicemail.
    > I never hear a ring. Soon the phone will (usually) show a voicemail.
    > And yet sometimes in the same spot, same time of day, sometimes within
    > minutes, the phone will ring if someone calls.
    >
    > If there were no rings and the caller went directly to voicemail I
    > would assume that the system had lost my phone or it was turned off.
    > Since the caller is hearing 8-10 rings, the system believes my phone
    > is connected. And my phone will receive the voicemail indicator/tone.
    >
    > What's up with this?


    This is a common symptom of CDMA. I think it happens to all of us at
    one time or another but to hear as many as 8-10 rings is not normal.
    It should be 4-5 rings and then VM should pick up. This problem
    affects some customers more than others for some reason. It also
    affects certain markets more than others. The phone can also play a
    role in this. You could call tech support and ask for your voicemail
    to be reset and ask them to do a 'phone number reload' into their
    system. This could help solve this but is a long shot.



  5. #5
    Røbert M.
    Guest

    Re: Caler gets 8 rings, then to Voicemail, cell never rings

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] (Larry Thomas) wrote:

    > John <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:<[email protected]>...
    > > Using an LG 5200 in various places around San Diego, ranging from
    > > South Bay to Down Town to Del Mar and all places in between and at all
    > > times, I have an irksome problem with my Sprint PCS LG 5200.
    > >
    > >
    > > I'll have my phone sitting near me, turned on.
    > > The Caller will hear 8-10 rings, and then the phone goes to voicemail.
    > > I never hear a ring. Soon the phone will (usually) show a voicemail.
    > > And yet sometimes in the same spot, same time of day, sometimes within
    > > minutes, the phone will ring if someone calls.
    > >
    > > If there were no rings and the caller went directly to voicemail I
    > > would assume that the system had lost my phone or it was turned off.
    > > Since the caller is hearing 8-10 rings, the system believes my phone
    > > is connected. And my phone will receive the voicemail indicator/tone.
    > >
    > > What's up with this?

    >
    > This is a common symptom of CDMA. I think it happens to all of us at
    > one time or another but to hear as many as 8-10 rings is not normal.
    > It should be 4-5 rings and then VM should pick up. This problem
    > affects some customers more than others for some reason. It also
    > affects certain markets more than others. The phone can also play a
    > role in this. You could call tech support and ask for your voicemail
    > to be reset and ask them to do a 'phone number reload' into their
    > system. This could help solve this but is a long shot.


    So a GSM system's phone wouldnt have that problem?



  6. #6
    Larry Thomas
    Guest

    Re: Caler gets 8 rings, then to Voicemail, cell never rings

    "Røbert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] (Larry Thomas) wrote:
    >
    > > John <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:<[email protected]>...
    > > > Using an LG 5200 in various places around San Diego, ranging from
    > > > South Bay to Down Town to Del Mar and all places in between and at all
    > > > times, I have an irksome problem with my Sprint PCS LG 5200.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > I'll have my phone sitting near me, turned on.
    > > > The Caller will hear 8-10 rings, and then the phone goes to voicemail.
    > > > I never hear a ring. Soon the phone will (usually) show a voicemail.
    > > > And yet sometimes in the same spot, same time of day, sometimes within
    > > > minutes, the phone will ring if someone calls.
    > > >
    > > > If there were no rings and the caller went directly to voicemail I
    > > > would assume that the system had lost my phone or it was turned off.
    > > > Since the caller is hearing 8-10 rings, the system believes my phone
    > > > is connected. And my phone will receive the voicemail indicator/tone.
    > > >
    > > > What's up with this?

    > >
    > > This is a common symptom of CDMA. I think it happens to all of us at
    > > one time or another but to hear as many as 8-10 rings is not normal.
    > > It should be 4-5 rings and then VM should pick up. This problem
    > > affects some customers more than others for some reason. It also
    > > affects certain markets more than others. The phone can also play a
    > > role in this. You could call tech support and ask for your voicemail
    > > to be reset and ask them to do a 'phone number reload' into their
    > > system. This could help solve this but is a long shot.

    >
    > So a GSM system's phone wouldnt have that problem?


    No this problem doesn't affect GSM as much. But GSM has other quirks
    instead such as blocked calls and system busy which is less common
    with CDMA. So no technology is perfect.



  7. #7

    Re: Caler gets 8 rings, then to Voicemail, cell never rings

    On Wed, 07 Jul 2004 22:37:06 GMT, John <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I'll have my phone sitting near me, turned on.
    >The Caller will hear 8-10 rings, and then the phone goes to voicemail.
    >I never hear a ring. Soon the phone will (usually) show a voicemail.
    >And yet sometimes in the same spot, same time of day, sometimes within
    >minutes, the phone will ring if someone calls.
    >
    >If there were no rings and the caller went directly to voicemail I
    >would assume that the system had lost my phone or it was turned off.
    >Since the caller is hearing 8-10 rings, the system believes my phone
    >is connected. And my phone will receive the voicemail indicator/tone.
    >
    >What's up with this?


    I have the Samsung A400 phone, and it does the same thing every time I
    drop off the PCS network (often). It will not ring in when off PCS.


    Deb



  8. #8
    Scott Nelson - Wash DC
    Guest

    Re: Caler gets 8 rings, then to Voicemail, cell never rings

    The "workaround" is to set it to only use Sprints Network if it is happening
    a lot.
    When I go down in the basement, Verizon's signal is really strong there ( I
    have a A/B freq amplifier down there ) so, the phone would "roam" on
    Verizon's network. As soon as you make a phone call, ( any number *4, *2,
    611, home phone, etc ) and you are picking up Sprints signal, the phone will
    register/sync itself on Sprints network again and you will get the incoming
    calls again.

    Verizon's network sometimes gets confused as well when it roams on other
    carriers and then goes back to Verizon's.

    Scotty


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Wed, 07 Jul 2004 22:37:06 GMT, John <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >I'll have my phone sitting near me, turned on.
    > >The Caller will hear 8-10 rings, and then the phone goes to voicemail.
    > >I never hear a ring. Soon the phone will (usually) show a voicemail.
    > >And yet sometimes in the same spot, same time of day, sometimes within
    > >minutes, the phone will ring if someone calls.
    > >
    > >If there were no rings and the caller went directly to voicemail I
    > >would assume that the system had lost my phone or it was turned off.
    > >Since the caller is hearing 8-10 rings, the system believes my phone
    > >is connected. And my phone will receive the voicemail indicator/tone.
    > >
    > >What's up with this?

    >
    > I have the Samsung A400 phone, and it does the same thing every time I
    > drop off the PCS network (often). It will not ring in when off PCS.
    >
    >
    > Deb






  9. #9

    Re: Caler gets 8 rings, then to Voicemail, cell never rings

    On Sat, 10 Jul 2004 16:53:35 GMT, "Scott Nelson - Wash DC"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >The "workaround" is to set it to only use Sprints Network if it is happening
    >a lot.


    The problem with that "workaround" is that when I had the phone set
    to do that I had no service at all about 35 - 50 % of the time.

    >When I go down in the basement, Verizon's signal is really strong there ( I
    >have a A/B freq amplifier down there ) so, the phone would "roam" on
    >Verizon's network. As soon as you make a phone call, ( any number *4, *2,
    >611, home phone, etc ) and you are picking up Sprints signal, the phone will
    >register/sync itself on Sprints network again and you will get the incoming
    >calls again.
    >
    >Verizon's network sometimes gets confused as well when it roams on other
    >carriers and then goes back to Verizon's.
    >
    >Scotty
    >
    >
    ><[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> On Wed, 07 Jul 2004 22:37:06 GMT, John <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> >I'll have my phone sitting near me, turned on.
    >> >The Caller will hear 8-10 rings, and then the phone goes to voicemail.
    >> >I never hear a ring. Soon the phone will (usually) show a voicemail.
    >> >And yet sometimes in the same spot, same time of day, sometimes within
    >> >minutes, the phone will ring if someone calls.
    >> >
    >> >If there were no rings and the caller went directly to voicemail I
    >> >would assume that the system had lost my phone or it was turned off.
    >> >Since the caller is hearing 8-10 rings, the system believes my phone
    >> >is connected. And my phone will receive the voicemail indicator/tone.
    >> >
    >> >What's up with this?

    >>
    >> I have the Samsung A400 phone, and it does the same thing every time I
    >> drop off the PCS network (often). It will not ring in when off PCS.
    >>
    >>
    >> Deb

    >


    Deb



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