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Android Phone Randomly Goes Directly to Voicemail

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Post by G26ster » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:18 pm

I have no setting that would direct this (that I know of), but my incoming Android phone calls seems to go directly to voicemail, randomly, just sitting in my pocket. Doesn't happen all the time, but enough to be annoying. If I use another phone to call my cell, it rings just fine. Can anyone shed any light on this?


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Post by TreyHouston » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:03 pm

Sounds like a reception problem. Does it happen everywhere or just in one place? This will occasionally happen to everyone, if its too often, you might have a broken internal antenna. Lastly, you know you can send someone a VM without calling them? Could have a bug or virus.
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Post by chamberc » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:35 pm

This is most likely a reception issue. If you want tons more problems, switch to iCrap, if you want a phone that works, and isn't 5 years behind in technology, stick with Android.
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Post by Flightmare » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:36 pm

chamberc wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:35 pm
This is most likely a reception issue. If you want tons more problems, switch to iCrap, if you want a phone that works, and isn't 5 years behind in technology, stick with Android.
Indeed, a friend of mine has the same issue with her iphone.
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:29 pm

Flightmare wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:36 pm
chamberc wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:35 pm
This is most likely a reception issue. If you want tons more problems, switch to iCrap, if you want a phone that works, and isn't 5 years behind in technology, stick with Android.
Indeed, a friend of mine has the same issue with her iphone.
Uhhh...... check the title of this thread.....

I’ve used iPhones for years and never had a single issue with any of them. However, here is my suggestion as to what’s happening......

IF HE HAD AN IPHONE.....When an incoming call “wakes” an iPhone, you have options to either answer the call, OR to send it to voicemail. My working theory would be that something about the way the phone is sitting in his pocket is causing the “send to voicemail” option to be pushed.

[sarcasm]But, as we know from the title of the thread, the OP’s phone is not an iPhone, it’s a Andrdoid phone - which according to chamberc and flightmare isn’t “iCrap”, and therefore is bug free. The OP must be imagining his problem. Either that, or he’s unaware that his Android phone is really an iPhone in disguise. :roll:[/sarcasm]
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Re: Android Phone Randomly Goes Directly to Voicemail

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Post by chamberc » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:41 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:29 pm
Flightmare wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:36 pm
chamberc wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:35 pm
This is most likely a reception issue. If you want tons more problems, switch to iCrap, if you want a phone that works, and isn't 5 years behind in technology, stick with Android.
Indeed, a friend of mine has the same issue with her iphone.
Uhhh...... check the title of this thread.....

I’ve used iPhones for years and never had a single issue with any of them. However, here is my suggestion as to what’s happening......

IF HE HAD AN IPHONE.....When an incoming call “wakes” an iPhone, you have options to either answer the call, OR to send it to voicemail. My working theory would be that something about the way the phone is sitting in his pocket is causing the “send to voicemail” option to be pushed.

[sarcasm]But, as we know from the title of the thread, the OP’s phone is not an iPhone, it’s a Andrdoid phone - which according to chamberc and flightmare isn’t “iCrap”, and therefore is bug free. The OP must be imagining his problem. Either that, or he’s unaware that his Android phone is really an iPhone in disguise. :roll:[/sarcasm]
No one said or implied he had an iPhone.
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Post by G26ster » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:53 pm

My Android said it was sick at heart it wasn't an Iphone. And, it did not know why it was malfunctioning. It said it "could be" a subconcious effort to get me to convert it to an Iphone, but it wasnt sure. I got this response speaking directly into the mic! As a side note it also added that it wanted me to switch from Glock to 1911, from 9mm to.45, and never go near a Hi-point. But, in the end it requested that only those interested in helping it go back to normal respond to this thread. IOW, it wants to get well and is not interested in another "polymer vs. steel" type war when it comes to phones. :mrgreen: [Sarcasm off]


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Post by bblhd672 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:49 pm

I have an iPhone 7; before that an IPhone 5 preceded by an iPhone 3. With every one of them I have had the same thing happen where randomly an incoming call goes straight to voicemail. People I know who are hardcore Android users have had the same issue.
No smartphone is without glitches, nor is any telecommunications company’s equipment and infrastructure.
I will guess a signal issue that has nothing to do with your phone.


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Post by Abraham » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:29 am

You're better off doing without such phones unless of course you're addicted to them as many, many are.

I've never had one and live quite phone problem free...


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Post by G26ster » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:03 am

rotor wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:53 am
Try this
https://www.urtech.ca/2015/10/solved-sa ... voicemail/
Thanks. Tried that page before. No help. And, some of the menu items do not appear on my device, and it is up to date.

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Post by G.A. Heath » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:28 am

There is a method where telemarketers and others can bypass your phone and get themselves sent directly to voicemail. If you are receiving voicemails you would normally ignore then this may be your issue. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/03/busi ... keter.html
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Post by G26ster » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:40 am

G.A. Heath wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:28 am
There is a method where telemarketers and others can bypass your phone and get themselves sent directly to voicemail. If you are receiving voicemails you would normally ignore then this may be your issue. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/03/busi ... keter.html
Thanks. None of the missed calls were from telemarketers. All have been important calls, and that's why I'm so frustrated.

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Post by chamberc » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:42 am

Who is your carrier? Sprint & T-Mobile and increasingly AT&T are not reliable in the DFW area... (work with about 9000 mobile devices on all carriers in the DFW area).
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Post by G.A. Heath » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:44 am

Now that is weird, perhaps you can find an app to monitor your connection to your carrier and see if it is having any intermittent issues.
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