Missed calls don't show when iPhone was turned off (O2 UK)

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  1. kolax macrumors G3

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    Or if I had no reception - I get no notification that I had a missed call.

    Pretty annoying as when I have no reception and I miss a call, seems rude not to text the person asking what was up.

    EDIT: Does anyone on O2 with the iPhone get notifications that they have missed calls?
     
  2. aaroninoh macrumors newbie

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    This happens with every phone. It isn't unique to the iPhone and therefore isn't a firmware problem.
     
  3. Peterg2 macrumors 6502a

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    In Canada we have with Rogers - and I assume other cellphone companies - an SMS service which sends you text messages when you miss calls, either due to the iphone not ringing (which I have had on rare occasions) or with your phone off. Your provider needs to offer that.
     
  4. Cask Guest

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    How could the phone know someone called if it was off or it was not reached by the caller???? I've never seen a phone do that. However, on my country, the carrier sends an SMS with the caller phone number and the time/date he called.
     
  5. kolax thread starter macrumors G3

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    Excuse the daft question - not thinking straight. Back from the pub and I didn't get any reception, but had a text from an angry mate asking where I was sitting.

    Wonder why O2 don't provide this on the iPhone. I'll update the original question and make it clearer.
     
  6. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    I dont get notifications of missed calls (if the phone has no signal/swithed off), but then I have never got this with any of the UK carriers

    Another way of looking at this, isnt this what voicemail is for, if someone is after you and they cant get through for whatever reason, just leave a voicemail, this should appear next time the phone gets a signal
     
  7. Willis macrumors 68020

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    I've never even heard of this. Not with any UK carrier anyway.

    As stated above, thats what Voicemail is for. When I was with 3 mobile, I used to get a text message to say I had a voicemail. Then only after I listened to it did the icon show up... :rolleyes: go figure.
     
  8. Applespider macrumors G4

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    I'm pretty sure that with one of my old phones (and I'm pretty sure O2) I used to get a text to tell me that someone had tried to call when it was switched off regardless of whether they'd left a voicemail or not. I seem to recall getting a lot of text messages just after I got off the Tube at various times.

    I'm trying to recall though whether it was something I had to specifically set up on my voicemail account or not. I think it might have been an 'either/or' thing - it either sent me a text when there was a voicemail or if I'd missed a call but couldn't do both?
     
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  10. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Here you go. It's called Call Alert

    And from the how to activate page - just in case the above is tied to a session ID and stops working
     
  11. kolax thread starter macrumors G3

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    Thanks for finding that.

    Bit disappointing I can't have Voice Mail and Call Alert on at the same time - or am I misunderstanding what Voice Mail 901 does?

    On my previous T-Mobile phone, I could get Call Alert and Voice Mail.
     
  12. franzmueller macrumors regular

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    O2 is owned by Telefonica and we call them locally " Timofonica "

    Spanish : Timo

    English :rip off


    Saludos
     
  13. Ninja Dom macrumors 6502

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    Same with Vodafone UK. Their service is called Vodafone Call Catcher and you get it by calling 1481.

    Again, it does not work with Voicemail turned on.
     
  14. Peterg2 macrumors 6502a

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    Here is the description of the exact service that Rogers in Canada provides:

    http://www.rogers.com/web/content/wireless-plans/essentials?content10=whocalled#start

    It was also very useful when we went through a patch when the system was overloaded and calls did not ring on the phone but *theoretically* went direct to voicemail. If people did not leave voicemail one would not know that someone had called. This service solved that problem too.
     
  15. aaroninoh macrumors newbie

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    So I am assuming ATT doesn't offer this? I didn't even know it existed. Thanks, I guess. lol.
     
  16. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    Have you ever missed a call in spite of WhoCalled? I missed two in one weekend - my phone was on both times, but it never rang. Both left voicemails, but I didn't get any notice. Normally I get an on-screen message that I missed a call, a text saying I missed a call, and a text saying I have voicemail (no data = no Visual Voicemail).

    But for both callers, I got nothing. Didn't even realize I'd missed a call until I dialed my voicemail later on...

    AFAIK it's the only time this has happened, but it was bizarre...
     
  17. kolax thread starter macrumors G3

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    Gutted.

    Why can't these two services work together? T-Mobile has it working together, and it is an extremely useful thing.

    Hardly anyone I know leaves a Voice Mail - usually hangup if my phone is off. But I'd like to know who attempted to call me.
     
  18. Peterg2 macrumors 6502a

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    Demosthenes X,

    That has not happened to me I believe although I have had for a couple of weeks a few calls going directly to voicemail without the phone ringing.
     
  19. Nermal Moderator

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    O2 certainly "should" be able to have both services working together, as I had both on Vodafone over here. It actually raises a question for me, as I have changed to a different provider and don't know whether I still have the "missed calls" service.
     

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