Q: how to increase the number of rings on iPhone before voicemail or call divert?
This is the most annoying thing ever – I can never reach my iPhone in my pocket or on my desk or anywhere before the stupid thing goes to voicemail. Clearly this is designed to increase revenue as someone gets paid when the caller has to leave a voice message. Outrageous but who would expect anything else from greedy mobile firms?!
Voicemail settings are not changed on your phone but controlled by ringing your carrier with a special code!
So, how can you increase the number of rings your iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 makes before it goes to answerphone or voicemail (same thing)? Well after about 3 attempts at calling 150 and getting different answers I finally worked it out. Incidentally none of the advisers at TMobile got it exactly right so here is your answer.
Type the following (including the +44 – this was what I missed and it kept failing) and then press the green ring button;
**61*+447987805171*11*30# (then press Call).
Note: ’30’ above is the number of seconds your iPhone rings and must be entered in increments of 5 seconds.
To stop voicemail altogether on iPhone and TMobile
Text the following all upper case to 150 (TMobile);
VOICEMAIL OFF or;
REMOVE VOICEMAIL DIVERT
What if I do not use TMobile on my iPhone 5 or iPhone 4?!
Simple – see that long number between **61*+447987805171*11*30# – well that my friends just needs to be substituted with your carriers number. You might have to call their short number helpline to get this.
For increasing number of rings before call divert/voicemail on Talkmobile
- Using your phones keypad, enter **61*121*11*
- Then enter the number of seconds you would like it to ring for (5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30)
- Then press #
- And then press call
Hope that helps you with increasing the number of rings your iPhone allows before voicemail kicks in!