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Does a cell Phone still ring if a battery has gone dead??

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Jessica

Moncton, Canada

#1 Oct 10, 2007
Does a cell Phone still ring if a battery has gone dead??
doing a survey to see how many people know this answer. if you have knowledge please try and include the phone and /or phone carrier .

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sean

Branford, CT

#2 Apr 22, 2008
i know mine doesn't, i have T-mobile and when the battery is dead, all calls go straight to voice mail. i would assume that all companies are like that but am not sure.

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Since: Oct 07

Charleston SC

#3 Apr 22, 2008
I have a Treo through Verizon, had a Razor through verizon, had a Nokia and a Motorola through Suncom, had multiple versions of the Star Tac thorugh Bell South and AT&T. All sent callls directly to voicemail when battery was dead.

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Ringer

Mililani, HI

#4 May 8, 2008
Does a cell Phone still ring
if a battery has gone dead??

Why of course. I answer the phone and talk to all my friends too.

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bchenevert

Baton Rouge, LA

#5 Mar 9, 2011
of course it rings! the phone is apparently too dead to turn on on make calls or send messages but hell.. y cant it ring?!?!?!
cristina

Vicksburg, MS

#6 Mar 23, 2011
help! Dude says i was ignoring his callsbut my phone was dead! He say impossible, it would go to voicemail.
Julz

Hilmar, CA

#7 Oct 21, 2011
Yes phones still do ring for some reason at times.

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Kay

Roseville, MI

#8 May 4, 2012
Iam confused. I always thought a phone goes straight to voicemail when its dead, but I've also heard of some phones still ringing. Is it only certain services or certain circumstances that it will still ring?

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#9 May 5, 2012
Gloop?
Jared

Chino, CA

#11 Nov 21, 2013
No, it does not always go straight to voice mail! There is a timer that the providers set in their network called T3212. It can be set anywhere from 6 minutes to 24 hours (most providers have it set anywhere from one hour to four hours). Anyway, this timer is like a "roll call". Let's say that it's set to four hours. If your mobile does absolutely nothing for four hours, it automatically sends a message (it's almost like a SMS) to the network and tells it "I'm still here!" If the mobile doesn't send this message, and the four hours goes by, then the network will mark this mobile as "detached" which means that incoming calls will go directly to voice mail. But until the timer expires, the network thinks the mobile is still available and will try repeatedly to reach the mobile and, after eventually being unsuccessful, go to voicemail. What could have happened is that his mobile sent the message "I'm still here" to the network and that was just enough to kill the battery, so the network thought he was still online for the next four hours, when his battery was actually dead. So, maybe give him the benefit of the doubt this one time. Mobile networks are very complicated things... PS By the way, when you turn your mobile off, before it actually turns off, it sends a different message to the network, saying "I'm off now, if anyone calls, don't try to reach me, go straight to voice mail." So that's different from the battery dieing.

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Lost phone 1223

Lynn, MA

#12 Mar 26, 2016
My phone is lost and dead this makes no sense they should put the last location on the phone to follow it instead of waiting and waiting and what happens if you call it and it's lost will or will not the person pick up the phone

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Since: Nov 09

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#13 Mar 26, 2016
sean wrote:
i know mine doesn't, i have T-mobile and when the battery is dead, all calls go straight to voice mail. i would assume that all companies are like that but am not sure.
That has been my best experience as well.

Since: Mar 16

Union City, CA

#14 Mar 27, 2016
What kind of a question is that?Ofcoarse not...
karl

Green Lane, PA

#15 Jun 22, 2016
Jared wrote:
No, it does not always go straight to voice mail! There is a timer that the providers set in their network called T3212. It can be set anywhere from 6 minutes to 24 hours (most providers have it set anywhere from one hour to four hours). Anyway, this timer is like a "roll call". Let's say that it's set to four hours. If your mobile does absolutely nothing for four hours, it automatically sends a message (it's almost like a SMS) to the network and tells it "I'm still here!" If the mobile doesn't send this message, and the four hours goes by, then the network will mark this mobile as "detached" which means that incoming calls will go directly to voice mail. But until the timer expires, the network thinks the mobile is still available and will try repeatedly to reach the mobile and, after eventually being unsuccessful, go to voicemail. What could have happened is that his mobile sent the message "I'm still here" to the network and that was just enough to kill the battery, so the network thought he was still online for the next four hours, when his battery was actually dead. So, maybe give him the benefit of the doubt this one time. Mobile networks are very complicated things... PS By the way, when you turn your mobile off, before it actually turns off, it sends a different message to the network, saying "I'm off now, if anyone calls, don't try to reach me, go straight to voice mail." So that's different from the battery dieing.
What about the case when you turn the phone off and remove the battery. what message would be returned to the caller? ie would it still go straight to voicemail without any rings? Also, can you ping a phone if it is shut off? Thanks!
Kendall

Douglasville, GA

#16 Aug 17, 2016
KENNETHDZRHNDS wrote:
What kind of a question is that?Ofcoarse not...
The question is whether the CALLER hears a ring tone, not whether the phone actually rings. Obviously, with no battery, the unit would be unable to actually ring.
Danity102

Staten Island, NY

#17 Aug 18, 2016
When you drop your phone on the toilet does it still ring or go straight to voicemail
Weird phones

Fresno, CA

#18 Aug 19, 2016
My husband's phone rings and rings, he gets home to tell me it's been dead, he shows me that it's dead, so yes it does ring for some apparent reason. It's CrAzY.
Smol Lapis

Mankato, MN

#19 Sep 3, 2016
Ringer wrote:
Does a cell Phone still ring
if a battery has gone dead??

Why of course. I answer the phone and talk to all my friends too.
I think they meant if they called the person, not if the person called them.

Since: Sep 16

Lima, Peru

#20 Sep 4, 2016
karl wrote:
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What about the case when you turn the phone off and remove the battery. what message would be returned to the caller? ie would it still go straight to voicemail without any rings? Also, can you ping a phone if it is shut off? Thanks!
Smartphones are supposed to turn off by itself when the battery dies, as the notebooks do, so the network should know if the phone is unavailable in this case. I don't see how the phone should ring when battery dies, At least the battery is removed suddenly.
john

Eastleigh, UK

#24 Sep 19, 2016
BRILLIANT - thank you - the only sensible reply in this forum

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