Changing the number of rings before your mobile diverts to Voicemail

I keep missing phone calls on my mobile because it’s in my pocket and diverts to voicemail. This is so frustrating that I simply disabled voicemail – which annoys those who call me and want to leave a message. However, there is a way out. It is possible to change the delay before your phone will divert to voicemail. On my Nokia E72, you can set your ring time to 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 seconds.

  • Tap **61*121*11* into your phone as if you’re making a call.
  • Next enter a time between 5 and 30 (the number of seconds in multiples of 5)
  • Press # and then the call button. Don’t put the phone to your ear – just look at the display until you see a message confirming your ring time has been set.

For example, **61*121*11*25# followed by the call button would set your ring time to 25 seconds.

Vodafone warn that this will only work if your mobile phone’s on the Vodafone network and you have voicemail set up, but it may work on your network too.