How long can a ringtone be before voice mail picks up?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by John Musbach, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. John Musbach macrumors regular

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    I asked iToner support but got:
    :confused: Thanks! :)
     
  2. imacdaddy macrumors 6502a

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    depends on your carrier. My custom ringtones can only be 37s long but my carrier is shorter than that.
     
  3. duncanm macrumors member

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    Also depends on network lag. I believe it's more dependent on the amount of rings the person on the other end is hearing, rather than the length of time that your ringtone is actually being played for.
     
  4. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

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    Here is a novel concept, call your cell phone from another phone.
    I know I know shocking and ground braking...

    Time how long it is before VM kicks in, do this a few times to make sure you have a good number. Do it at different hours, I too have seen network load cause people to get kicked to VM faster then normal (or so it seemed).

    Then realize that just because you have a 40 second ring tone doesn't mean they wait 40 seconds to get kicked to VM and same thing if you only have a 5 second ring tone.
     
  5. GreenLightJerky macrumors member

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    I was testing this yesterday actually. I got beteween 18 and 22 seconds of actual ring before it went to voicemail.
     
  6. Type121 macrumors regular

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    I'll dig around to see if I kept the info, but long ago I found on HoFo a code to enter that changes the ring time before VM on AT&T. It was a network thing, like the *min# stuff.

    eta:this


     
  7. TtOrMaMnY macrumors member

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    I just tried the steps and can confirmed it work. i called my phone prior to those steps and it rang 20 seconds.. i changed it to 30 and called it back and it rang 30 seconds..

    thanks!!
     
  8. slapguts macrumors 6502a

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  10. rfmurphy81 macrumors newbie

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    I haven't fared so well. When I call #61#, it gives me the following

    Error performing request
    No Network Service

    Setting Deactivation Failed
    Voice Call Forwarding
    When Unanswered

    Setting Deactivation Failed
    Data Call Forwarding
    When Unanswered

    Setting Deactivation Failed
    Fax Call Forwarding
    When Unanswered

    Setting Deactivation Failed
    SMS Call Forwarding
    When Unanswered

    Setting Deactivation Failed
    Sync Data Circuit Call
    Forwarding
    When Unanswered

    Setting Deactivation Failed
    Async Data Circuit Call
    Forwarding
    When Unanswered

    Setting Deactivation Failed
    Package Access Call Forwarding
    When Unanswered

    Setting Deactivation Failed
    Pad Access Call Forwarding
    When Unanswered

    Any ideas what this means? I can successfully make/receive calls, text messages, emails and other data from my location, so I'm a bit confused.
     
  11. slapguts macrumors 6502a

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    You left out the *. I made the same mistake the first time.
     
  12. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

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    WTB sticky or add to the uber FAQ or something.

    Great info!
    +1
    etc etc
     
  13. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    wow great tip. Thank you. Do you have any more tips?
     
  14. rfmurphy81 macrumors newbie

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    Duh. I totally missed that. Thanks for the reply.
     
  15. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    greatness. How you found this, I will never know!

    Edit: Great, but now I have to cut my 40 sec ringtone down to 30 :( it was hard enough limiting to 40!
     
  16. imacdaddy macrumors 6502a

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    A few weeks back I posted a topic to call forward the phone on busy.

    Activate:*67*[dest]#
    Cancel&Retain:#67#
    Reestablish:*67#
    Cancel&Forget:##67#
    Status: *#67#

    If your screen is locked and there's an incoming call, you can quickly click the power on/off button twice to forward the call to VM or another line.

    More GSM codes here. http://www.geckobeach.com/cellular/secrets/gsmcodes.php May not work with your carrier but these are pretty standard codes.
     

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