My iPhone 5 keeps ringing...

Eckscaliber

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Here is my situation/issue. When someone calls my phone it will continue to ring until the caller decides to hang up. I do not have my voicemail set up, nor will I because I don't want people leaving me messages, and I don't think that's the issue. I used my 4S for almost a year without ever having my voicemail set up and the phone would ring about 5 times, go to voicemail, then play the automated message stating that "the person you are trying to call does not have their voicemail set up". I was assuming this would be the same scenario for my iPhone 5, but it is not.
Is there a fix for this? I'm thinking it is ringing for eternity because of iOS 6's new answering features. Apple must really want these to be utilized.
 

iHawaii

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Sep 21, 2012
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Here is my situation/issue. When someone calls my phone it will continue to ring until the caller decides to hang up. I do not have my voicemail set up, nor will I because I don't want people leaving me messages, and I don't think that's the issue. I used my 4S for almost a year without ever having my voicemail set up and the phone would ring about 5 times, go to voicemail, then play the automated message stating that "the person you are trying to call does not have their voicemail set up". I was assuming this would be the same scenario for my iPhone 5, but it is not.
Is there a fix for this? I'm thinking it is ringing for eternity because of iOS 6's new answering features. Apple must really want these to be utilized.
When you get a call, hit the sleep button once to mute the ringer, twice to send directly to your non-existent VM.

Although it's not automated, it will work until you figure something else out. Heck, there may even be a way to set up your VM, then deactivate it... but that's above my pay grade.
 

PerPlekz

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Sep 21, 2012
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When you get a call, hit the sleep button once to mute the ringer, twice to send directly to your non-existent VM.

Although it's not automated, it will work until you figure something else out. Heck, there may even be a way to set up your VM, then deactivate it... but that's above my pay grade.
or just hit decline on the phone.
 

meistervu

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You could also record a greeting saying...

to the effect that the voice mail is not set up.
 

Eckscaliber

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I was thinking about utilizing the DND feature. I haven't played with it at all.