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  1. #1
    I just found out that a caller to my Sprint cell number hears eight
    rings before voicemail picks up. I called myself from a land line to
    confirm.

    Sprint says that's a function of their network, not a feature I can
    change on the Samsung a900 phone, and there's nothing I can do about
    it.

    Is this true? Do I have any options at all? For example, if someone
    calls in while I'm on the phone and I hit the 'ignore' key, the caller
    at least ought to go right to voicemail.




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    FloydinTampa
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    Re: Too many rings before voicemail picks up

    >I just found out that a caller to my Sprint cell number hears eight
    > rings before voicemail picks up.


    I just called my cell several times from a landline and it went to voice
    mail at 4-5 rings, under three conditions:
    1. phone not in the network---it didn't ring
    2. phone rang---I didn't answer
    3. phone rang--I pushed the 'end' button to silence it(Sanyo MM-7400).

    Location: Tampa FL





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    Andy
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    Re: Too many rings before voicemail picks up

    the fix is to let the phone go online as in turn it on let it sit for 5 mins
    once a week and it goes back to normal voice mail operation after that.


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    "FloydinTampa" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > >I just found out that a caller to my Sprint cell number hears eight
    > > rings before voicemail picks up.

    >
    > I just called my cell several times from a landline and it went to voice
    > mail at 4-5 rings, under three conditions:
    > 1. phone not in the network---it didn't ring
    > 2. phone rang---I didn't answer
    > 3. phone rang--I pushed the 'end' button to silence it(Sanyo MM-7400).
    >
    > Location: Tampa FL
    >
    >






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    Roger 2k
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    Re: Too many rings before voicemail picks up


    [email protected] wrote in message
    <[email protected]>...
    >I just found out that a caller to my Sprint cell number hears eight
    >rings before voicemail picks up. I called myself from a land line to
    >confirm.
    >
    >Sprint says that's a function of their network, not a feature I can
    >change on the Samsung a900 phone, and there's nothing I can do about
    >it.


    Ugh, I have been away from this NG for years and when I come back to see
    about Sprint's new Smartphones I still see post about "Call Delivery"
    problems.


    ..
    >Is this true? Do I have any options at all? For example, if someone
    >calls in while I'm on the phone and I hit the 'ignore' key, the caller
    >at least ought to go right to voicemail.




    I hate to tell you this Rick, but I had an old GSM phone and not only could
    you kick someone straight to voicemail, but if you held the same button
    down, you could send them into never never land and they wouldn't even get
    to your voicemail!





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    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Too many rings before voicemail picks up

    On 2007-08-04, Roger 2k <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I hate to tell you this Rick, but I had an old GSM phone and not only could
    > you kick someone straight to voicemail, but if you held the same button
    > down, you could send them into never never land and they wouldn't even get
    > to your voicemail!


    I've had CDMA phones on Verizon and Sprint with "Ignore" softkeys that would
    send the caller to voicemail as soon as you pressed it. Definitely not a
    network or CDMA vs. GSM issue. It's just a feature some phones have, while
    others don't.




  6. #6
    Roger 2006
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    Re: Too many rings before voicemail picks up


    "Steve Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On 2007-08-04, Roger 2k <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > I hate to tell you this Rick, but I had an old GSM phone and not only

    could
    > > you kick someone straight to voicemail, but if you held the same button
    > > down, you could send them into never never land and they wouldn't even

    get
    > > to your voicemail!

    >
    > I've had CDMA phones on Verizon and Sprint with "Ignore" softkeys that

    would
    > send the caller to voicemail as soon as you pressed it. Definitely not a
    > network or CDMA vs. GSM issue. It's just a feature some phones have, while
    > others don't.


    Yes, I just found out, the new 6800 has that "ignore" softkey that shows up
    when it receives a phone call, but holding that button down does not change
    the way it works.

    I think the deal with sending a caller to never never land, by holding a
    button down, was specific to GSM since I've never seen that feature with any
    other service provider. And to go one step further, I only saw that on one
    phone too.







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