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    On HTC Inspire, how do I change the number of rings or time before an incoming call goes to VM? The default settings seem low and most of my calls are going to VM before I can get the phone answered.
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    On most Droids, and most carriers:

    1. Dial *#61# and click Send. You will see your VM access number and the current ring delay time.
    2. Write down the phone number displayed (including +1).
    3. Dial **61*+1xxxyyyzzzz*11*30# and hit Send. +1xxxyyyzzzz is the number you wrote down previously, 30 is the delay in seconds. The delay can be set in 5 second increments, 30 is maximum.
    4. Dial *#61# to verify that the new settings are active.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frapha View Post
    On HTC Inspire, how do I change the number of rings or time before an incoming call goes to VM? The default settings seem low and most of my calls are going to VM before I can get the phone answered.
    That's usually a setting you need to change with your carrier. In most cases you can dial into your voice mail and change options over the phone.
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    VM isn't a phone feature. It's a carrier feature. Also, you don't set number of rings. You set the ring length. Number of rings = ring length / ringtone length.

    There's a *61 feature code that works for many GSM carriers. You'd have to Google for details though. Otherwise, call your carrier.
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    There is an app called AirVoice, which will act as voicemail for your phone. Avoid additional carrier charges depending on plan.

    Only issue, is the phone MUST be rooted, and is ify-ify on some types of phones or ROMs.
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    Default *61 code to reset ring length

    On most Droids, and most carriers:

    1. Dial *#61# and click Send. You will see your VM access number and the current ring delay time.
    2. Write down the phone number displayed (including +1).
    3. Dial **61*+1xxxyyyzzzz*11*30# and hit Send. +1xxxyyyzzzz is the number you wrote down previously, 30 is the delay in seconds. The delay can be set in 5 second increments, 30 is maximum.
    4. Dial *#61# to verify that the new settings are active.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frapha View Post
    On HTC Inspire, how do I change the number of rings or time before an incoming call goes to VM? The default settings seem low and most of my calls are going to VM before I can get the phone answered.
    I have AT&T. Not sure if these other methods work, but I called customer service and they took care of it. They set it by time, not rings, so try to figure out how long it is right now (or they can probably tell you) to determine how long you want them to make it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pazzo02 View Post
    I have AT&T. Not sure if these other methods work, but I called customer service and they took care of it. They set it by time, not rings, so try to figure out how long it is right now (or they can probably tell you) to determine how long you want them to make it.
    The *61, etc. method works for AT&T, which is what I have, and, from what I have read on the blogs, works for most carriers. It is a system, and not a phone, setting, but what you are doing with the *61, etc. is telling the system what you want, and using your phone to do it.
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    I tried that, it doesnt work
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    I tried to dial #61#, but got the message Your call cannot be completed as dialed. (Galaxy S5 with Verizon)
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    I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 with Verizon. I called them and they discovered my Auto Reject Calls was turned on. Under Contacts, the menu (three dots at the top) gives a Settings selection, then Call, then Call Rejection. Auto reject mode was on, so turned it Off. This is a new phone, so don't know how Auto reject mode got turned on. Frustrating.
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    i just tried it on my tmobile s5 worked like a charm thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by chaplain View Post
    On most Droids, and most carriers:

    1. Dial *#61# and click Send. You will see your VM access number and the current ring delay time.
    2. Write down the phone number displayed (including +1).
    3. Dial **61*+1xxxyyyzzzz*11*30# and hit Send. +1xxxyyyzzzz is the number you wrote down previously, 30 is the delay in seconds. The delay can be set in 5 second increments, 30 is maximum.
    4. Dial *#61# to verify that the new settings are active.
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    Default Re: *61 code to reset ring length

    For those who can't get *#61# to work, unlike other *# codes, you have to actually make the call using that number.
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    Just says couldn't get a sever response for me

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