It is a lazy Sunday night. I’m resting peacefully on the lounge watching the Sunday night movie and the phone rings. UGH the phone is in the kitchen, why on earth did I leave it there? Pulling myself off the lounge and running into the kitchen, meanwhile the call goes to MessageBank. How many times have we all just missed that call?

While I don’t carry a hand bag, I have witnessed another scenario: the lady and the bottomless handbag. Rummaging.  Again the call goes to MessageBank. On both these occasions the call may have gone through to MessageBank prematurely.

While MessageBank is such a valuable tool for us all, not getting to the phone before a call is diverted to MessageBank can be most frustrating.

Never fear help is here.

There are three conditional call forwarding settings (Busy, No Answer, No Reply) to Mobile MessageBank. The default ring time for each of these diversions is 15 seconds.

If you would like to extend this default time the following easy steps will assist you in doing so.

Please note there are 4 ring times and they must be in five second increments: 15(default), 20, 25 and 30 seconds.

To extend the ring time simply enter

* * 61 * 1 0 1 * 11 *  (number of seconds: 15, 20, 25 or 30) #

and press SEND or CALL.

For example, to set the ring time to 25 seconds before it diverts to MessageBank, you would enter the following key sequence into your phone:

* * 6 1 * 1 0 1 * 11* 2 5 #

and press SEND or CALL.

If you set the ring time to 30 seconds and find this is too long, you simply repeat the process with the desired length.

If you are wanting to re-set the ring time to default (15 seconds) enter # # 0 0 4 #

Maybe now, with this at hand, there will be just that little less frustration in the world.

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