Tuesday 31st March 2009 by Andy Simpson in How to Guides.
Don’t you hate it when you get to the phone just as it goes to voicemail? Luckily, there’s a way to make that time longer, just by dialling a few special codes on your phone. Here’s how to make your phone ring for longer.
Just bring up your dialer app, type in one of the codes provided below, then press SEND or CALL. You won’t be charged for changing these settings.
All codes start with *61* and end with the number of seconds desired (in multiples of five), followed by the hash key. Most networks have 25 or 30 seconds as their maximum ring times. In the examples, we’ll be using 20 seconds as our desired ring time.
GSM standard codes
The first thing you should try is the GSM standard code, which should work on all phones and all networks.
**61*[your mailbox number]*11*20#
To find out your mailbox number, just dial *#61# and press SEND or CALL. Your mailbox number should be listed at the top.
UK mobile network codes
If you’d prefer a shorter code or the GSM standard doesn’t work, you can try these codes, which are specific to a certain UK network.
**61*[your mobile number]**20#
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