How to change how long your iPhone rings before calls go to voicemail

Youngbinks

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thanks! how much does AT&T charge for ringback tones? what are you going to pick?

The ringback tones are actually really well priced. You have to subscribe to the actual Ringback Service which is only $0.99 per month (negligible) and then each ringback tone is $1.99 which is still a really fair price. The tones you pick last for 1 year after the purchase date and then expire (which I kind of find odd, but it's not expensive, so it's worth it). The really cool thing is that you can assign different tones to different callers or groups of callers. For instance, if I know a few friends really like country (blah :laugh2:) and other like rap, I can make two different playlists for each group.

I've only purchased 10 or so as of yet, but I have "Crank That" (it was a necessity, because I hope at least one person calling me is foolish enough to do the silly dance while waiting for me to answer) "Kiss, Kiss" and "Low" by Flo Rida and then some random Rock and Country songs.
 

xDAREMOx

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Brilliant! I set up both phones (me and the Mrs.) for 30 seconds. The number the phone calls were both the same. Could it be they all call the same number for voice mail?
 
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Cool Trick

It beats calling customer service, and having them twiddle around for several minutes before they figure it out. Thank you so much... I am going to try and increase the ring time up to 60 seconds now, let's see what happens.
 
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I just tried going higher than 30 secs, it won't allow... Unless there are some additional 'hacks', half a minute is the maximum.
 

MyAGunn

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I know this thread was started last year, but since it was recently revived I saw it and wanted to say thanks to macgirl for the tip. I just set my phone for 30 seconds. Very easy!
 

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Well, this is an old thread that's been revived! It is still useful information, though - when I got my 3G iPhone, the upgrade from my V1 iPhone must have reset the ring time to whatever AT&T's default is, though, and I did need to do this again to reset it to 30 seconds...
 

Ramesh

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Well, this is an old thread that's been revived! It is still useful information, though - when I got my 3G iPhone, the upgrade from my V1 iPhone must have reset the ring time to whatever AT&T's default is, though, and I did need to do this again to reset it to 30 seconds...
I thought the default was 30 seconds. What is the default?
 

geordisjd

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I thought the default was 30 seconds. What is the default?
15 seconds on mine. Doesn't it sound like forever when you're in a quiet place and you can't find where your iPhone is (like the bottom of my purse):p?
 

delchicago

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Thanks

Thanks for that information. It works great.
I have saved this number under contacts as Ring Number and with three different telephone numbers for 10, 20 and 30 seconds !

So it becomes pretty easy to change the number of ring tones.

I really wish that it was longer than 30 seconds though.

Delchicago
 

spud

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when i follow the instructions ,it doesn't give me the VM activation number.

It does say all that other stuff, just no number... :(
 

spud

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Yep Gen 1 iPhone with ATT.

The first group says just like yours minus the number I am looking for.

Setting Interrogation Succeeded
Voice Call Forwarding
When Unanswered
Enabled
 

spud

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nevermind I am an IDIOT.

I am at work. While I am at work, i forward my phone to my desk b/c i am not allowed to have cell phones in the room.

Once I turned that off, i got the number.

oops!

lol
 

Marianne

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nevermind I am an IDIOT.

I am at work. While I am at work, i forward my phone to my desk b/c i am not allowed to have cell phones in the room.

Once I turned that off, i got the number.

oops!

lol
Oh, good - I'm glad you got it to work!

What kind of job do you have where they prohibit cell phones in the office? Just curious... :)
 

spud

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Parts of my job require me to work on classified systems..

So the room I work in is classified. Major no no to have a cell phone in classified rooms.

:)

thanks for your post!
 

Marianne

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Sorry for yet another revival of this thread, but I just used these instructions yet again to change the settings for my new iPhone 3GS. I was so used to the longer ring time on my 3G that I was beginning to think someone was wrong with my 3GS when it didn't ring for a long time before going to voicemail, until I remembered that I needed to do this to change it... :eek:
 
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Isn't macgirl Brilliant! If I was married to macgirl I could talk techy stuff over dinner, and I bet I'd not even get frowned at when I bring ANOTHER! - WHAT DO YOU WANT WITH ANOTHER OLD COMPUTER! - new addition to my computer museum.

I bet she'd be happy when I bought her a new iPod, and we'd have lots of computers everywhere and an iPod in every car. And we could get on the plane and fly over to the US every gear to go to MacWorld and maybe do some shopping while we were there.

aaaaaah.
Stand in line! :)