iPhone X Turn off calling but maintain data

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by etaleb, Mar 15, 2019 at 6:09 AM.

  1. etaleb macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2012

    is there any way on the iphone to turn off cellular calling completely so that anybody who calls my number goes to voicemail directly? I still want to keep data as I use some apps like whatsapp where I want to be reachable. I know I can use DND mode but that would disable apps like whatsapp to ring too

  2. squizzler macrumors member


    Feb 11, 2019
    You Kay
  3. pdp1 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2018
    Unfortunately, that won't allow the user to use whatsapp with cellular data, which it sounds like he wants to do.

    @etaleb, try this, turn on call forwarding and forward it to your voicemail number. To find your voicemail number, dial *#67#, and hit the call button. Your voicemail number will be shown near the top of the screen.
  4. etaleb thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2012
    i dialed the whole thing - *#67# but got welcome to verizon wireless, your call could not be completed as dialed

    it's a great idea though - so basically what you are saying every cell phone number has a voicemail number too which is different from the actual phone number?

  5. pdp1, Mar 16, 2019 at 9:59 PM
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019 at 10:10 PM

    pdp1 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2018
    Exactly. I’m on AT&T and the *#67# worked for me, I should have mentioned that before. Maybe it’s different for Verizon.

    And just for the record, the voicemail number isn’t dedicated to my voicemail box, the person who calls the number needs to enter my phone number after the automated system picks up before they can leave a voicemail for me. EDIT: but if they reach the voicemail number because I set it up so calls to my number get forwarded to it, the voicemail system will also know that and the caller won’t have to dial my number (again) to leave a voicemail for me.
  6. Nerdyaf macrumors newbie

    As a workaround, you can try the do not disturb function, but you have to remember check your messages as there won’t be alerts, while your unanswered calls should go in your voice mail.
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Seems like that's not as good of an option for the OP based on what was mentioned in the first post.
  8. Nerdyaf macrumors newbie

    Sorry my bad. Kind of missed the last part of the original post.

    Etaleb, you can also try silencing your phone and set up your phone to not vibrate when there is a call. You will not get a sound alert for the other stuff, but there is still vibrations.

    Or you can create your own custom ringtone (not sure if you have to use garage band) and just create a silent ringtone
  9. etaleb thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2012
    still looking for the verizon voicemail number - wondering how to get it


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