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T-Mobile Tip: Change the Number of Rings Before Going to Voicemail

If you’ve got T-Mobile as your wireless provider, this little tip could come in handy.

If you want to increase (or decrease) the number of rings before an incoming call goes to voicemail, from your mobile phone dial **61*(your phone number)**15#.

Where "(your phone number)" is your 11-digit phone number (including 1 and the area code), and "15" is the number of seconds (from 5 to 30 in 5 second increments) that you want your phone to ring before going to voicemail. (The default seems to be 10 seconds.)

You can thank me later. 😉

(Hat tip to Bradley!)


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9 Responses

  1. Jim says:

    This doesn’t work!

  2. Charles Richard Hoffpauir says:

    I tried this, and apparently things have changed since 2008 because it doesn’t work for me.

  3. The mobile phone number is not necessary. **61***30# worked for me. Using the phone number caused error message , ” call forwarding connection problem or invalid mmi code”

  4. Jack Tipton says:

    Ok, I entered **61*then my full 11 digit phone number followed by **10#. I then pressed the green call key and received a message that said, Call forwarding when no reply. Now the phone rings forever and never goes to voice mail


    Thanks for your help in getting this to me.

  6. says:

    March 22, 2021—This tip is no longer current, and instead sends all calls directly to voicemail!

  7. nwerlenick says:

    why not 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 seconds – and it doesnt work anyway

  8. Erma K Trent says:

    ##61# Turn off forwarding if no reply

  9. Sebastian Richardson says:

    I try everything on the web THIS is the only thing that works THANK YOU!

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