16-07-2013 07:13 PM
In the last few weeks my mobile is not ringing on a few numbers calling me, frustratingly one important number is the doctors surgery, the calls are going straight to voicemail even though I'm not on another call so I'm missing important calls. One time the handset rang once but would not let me pick up, sending call straight to voicemail?
I've checked call settings and auto reject call is NOT selected. I've got aVast running but I have disabled their reject calls and sms so its not that.
Miffed, any clues guys. With thanks.
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16-07-2013 08:04 PM
Sure is a mystery to me. Also in the last month I did not receive 2 sms texts, I know thats not alot in a year but I've checked everything as I've become abit of a geek since getting my Galaxy and up til now I've solved any issues myself (proud moment) so I get frustrated with things I can't solve and apart from this issue I'm especially frustrated with my laptop not recognising usb cable when trying to use kies!! but all us kies users know that feeling...lol. Thanks for trying to help me though
16-07-2013 08:10 PM
Excuse my ignorance is that what 'rooting' your mobile means? Still learning like a sponge...
16-07-2013 08:13 PM
Rooting is something different.
Don't worry we all have to learn and here is a good place to get help.
But yes, make sure you have backed up all your stuff first.
16-07-2013 08:22 PM
Ok so you think my best option is I should do a reset after saving everything?
When you have time & if you feel inclined to mentor me a little, I'd really like to know about 'rooting' & what it exactly means and does and if its something that is recommended and if its an action I should do??
I'll mark your answer as question solved as it could be some time til I get my pc running and my phone stuff copied.
Huge thanks for your help.
16-07-2013 08:22 PM
Open the doctors contact then press menu and scroll down and ensure you aren't rejecting that contact.
Your phone can be set to reject individual contacts.
16-07-2013 08:27 PM
16-07-2013 08:28 PM
Rooting gives you extra privelages and let's you mess around more with your phone, it also allows you to put custom ROMs on your phone, however it does void your warranty.
Any questions you have just ask, you won't be laughed at and there are some very good experts on here that can normally sort problems.
You may also want to check the Vodafone network checker in case they are having a problem in your area.
16-07-2013 08:46 PM
Signal says good but I do dispute that between 2 & 3am when all bars disappear and internet pages take forever to load even with Chrome!
Doesn't look like I'll be rooting, don't want to void my warranty.
Will try your suggestion of disabling voicemail and see what happens...
31-07-2013 10:14 AM
Hello - I have been having the exact same problem with my Galaxy S3. I did all the following minus the rooting and I have had no luck. I have had Vodafone for almost 4 years without issues in the same flat and now I miss calls from the surgery, estate agents, clients. I'm losing out big time. The only answer I've got from Vodafone is that it could be reception and perhaps I need to buy the Sure Signal. So Vodafone's coverage has changed and now I need to shell out more money? This doesn't seem right - I live in the SAME place, a garden flat. The coverage checker says good indoor and outdoor. But even the data speeds are slow. I posted in the forum for faults and none were found. Really I can't believe how much I pay per month and I can't get a simple phone call.
31-07-2013 04:48 PM
Does this happen in all locations or just one place?
How long have you had your SIM?
What’s the postcode of where this happens?
If you turn off 3G, do you still get the same issue?
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31-07-2013 05:27 PM
When you say slow data speeds, are you getting 2G or 3G? Did you previously get 3G and now only 2?
Some phones are better indoors than others, and there can also be other factors that affect reception - things that get in the way of the signal path. I assume this is a built-up area? That can also imply heavy traffic generally and it could simply be a congestion issue.
The coverage map is useful as a general guide, but it's based on the signal strength rather than the specific conditions and one locality. I agree that it would be better for the network to be improved than having to shell out for a Sure Signal box, but it is at least a viable solution.
How does the S3 perform in other areas compared with what you had before. There are a few posts here that suggest some people get worse reception, but it's hard to pin down to the handset or circumstances and, generally, newer phones have better reception than old ones.
31-07-2013 05:28 PM
It has happened in more than one place - but I work from home so this is where i notice it the most.
I've had this sim for a year.
The post code is N10 3NR
If i turn mobile data off it continues.
If I try calling my mobile from skpe (while moving to various places in my flat) I get half a ring and it goes to voicemail.