Calls straight to voicemail

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Toadjeep, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. Toadjeep macrumors newbie

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    Ever since I have updated my phone to 3.1.1 and now 3.1.2 with the carrier update I have noticed that I have been receiving more calls that go straight to voicemail. My phone will be sitting on my desk with 5 bars of service, no ringing or missed call just message saying I have a new voicemail. I have experienced this 5 times in the last 4 days, whereas before I would have one maybe every three months.

    Has anyone else experienced this lately?
     
  2. GovtLawyer macrumors 6502

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    I have had several calls go directly to voicemail. My phone is in my pocket and there is no vibrate. When I turn the phone on, there's a voicemail waiting. I'll see if the new update helps. It supposed to help my problem with the phone disabling altogether.
     
  3. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    I have also experienced this. Sitting there and all of a sudden I'll get a voice mail alert. Phone never rang
     
  4. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    How many bars do you have? The voicemail could be delayed, or you could've missed the call due to lack of service
     
  5. dazey macrumors 6502

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    This is often due to a cell being too busy. A cell can support a certain number of users as registered and a certain number of calls and data streams. If a call comes in for you and the cell to which you are registered has no available bandwidth it bounces the call to voicemail.
     
  6. Toadjeep thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I understand why they send it directly to voicemail. My concern is that it is happening more and more frequently. I would only have this happen if I was in spotty reception. Now I have had it happen to me 4 times just today. I have never had this problem at my house before.
     
  7. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    People try to pin this on ATT all the time.

    Fact of the matter is, I have been on BellSouth Mobility, Cingular and now ATT since my StarTAC.

    It has NEVER happened to me this frequently or consistently until I got the iPhone.

    Ever.
     
  8. iRich1G macrumors member

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    You are not alone, this happened to me today with at least 5 calls, that I know of. I had full service, and phone was not in use. I updated last night to 3.1.2. I first noticed this was happening more often after updating to 3.1. I had this same issue several months ago with my 3G, I now have a 3G. What I did notice was that every call that went straight to voicemail was not a number stored in my phone, or out of area. I only know of the missed calls in which a voicemail was left. During the day I did receive calls from numbers that were stored in my phone, and did not have same issue.
     
  9. MooneyFlyer macrumors 65816

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    Yep. This is definitely and issue that I've had for a while. The recent OS updates didn't help. In fact, yesterday this happened twice...
     
  10. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    Pretty impressive you're already having this problem with OS 3.1.2 for 4 days, even though it's released on thursday.
     
  11. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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  12. iRich1G macrumors member

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    Actually the thread starter stated that they notice this happening more often after updating to 3.1, which was released 9/9/09.
     
  13. Toadjeep thread starter macrumors newbie

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    For the people that like to be sarcastic try reading the whole thing before you open your mouth and stick your foot in it.
     

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