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Topic # 138362 31-Dec-2013 18:11 Send private message

I just wanted to rant about this.

Wtf is with 2degrees "missed call" texts. Yes I know I missed the damn call, my phone and every other phone on the planet displays a missed call icon. Why the f* do I have to go and delete a damn txt every time as well? And why do they come through sometimes twice, and often heavily delayed - so they are all the more irritating?!

I remember it used to be the case, at least on Vodafone, that you only got such a txt if your phone was offline at the time of the call, so the txt informed you when your phone couldn't. That was useful. The current 2degrees set-up is just ANNOYING!

/Raaaaaaaaaaaaant.

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  Reply # 959684 31-Dec-2013 18:24 Send private message

So disable the service






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  Reply # 959686 31-Dec-2013 18:27 Send private message

How? And can you disable it without disabling missed call txts sent as a backup when the phone is off the network?

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  Reply # 959687 31-Dec-2013 18:33 Send private message

BadBadBadMonkey: How? And can you disable it without disabling missed call txts sent as a backup when the phone is off the network?


So you find the service useful then?






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  Reply # 959688 31-Dec-2013 18:36 Send private message

Read the OP carefully my son, and use your head.

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  Reply # 959689 31-Dec-2013 18:42 Send private message

BadBadBadMonkey: Read the OP carefully my son, and use your head.


Valid point really they should only be sent if phone is off or out of coverage, Teach me to skim read :P




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  Reply # 962007 6-Jan-2014 17:02 Send private message

Hi, if you call 202, press option 3 and then option 2 you can switch off 'text alerts'.

Here's more info - Voicemail

Hope this helps. ;0)

Cheers
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  Reply # 962008 6-Jan-2014 17:05 Send private message

I'm not talking about voicemail alerts, I'm talking about the dopey missed call txts that come through every single time I don't answer the phone!

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  Reply # 962015 6-Jan-2014 17:19 2 people support this post Send private message

Just delete the messages instead of making a fuss about it.




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  Reply # 962291 7-Jan-2014 08:18 3 people support this post Send private message

Either answer you phone more often or disable them. Theres your choices, if your not happy with the choices then switch to another provider. If you don't want to switch then build a bridge and get over it.


This to me just proves that it doesn't matter what Telcos do there is always someone thats not happy.

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  Reply # 962613 7-Jan-2014 18:15 Send private message

Hi,

How do you turn them off?

If it is controlled by your voice message, that is not really any good because I do want to know when someone has left me a message (since Telcos have removed the "Waiting Message function" so you can only know you have messages if you get a SMS to tell you).

Is there another way to turn it off, because I haven't been able to find it online in my account.

Thanks

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  Reply # 962615 7-Jan-2014 18:19 Send private message

Telcos have not removed the ICON notification,




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  Reply # 962618 7-Jan-2014 18:23 Send private message

johnr: Telcos have not removed the ICON notification,


Sorry I was under the understanding they had - from 2Degrees staff member in fact in Wellington when I questioned it.

So only going by information I was told.

But - any answer to my question about HOW you turn off the Missed Message SMS's?

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  Reply # 962650 7-Jan-2014 19:13 Send private message

2Degrees could of removed it but I am not sure as I don't work for them




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  Reply # 962745 7-Jan-2014 20:57 Send private message

johnr: 2Degrees could of removed it but I am not sure as I don't work for them


Thanks - not really asking about the lost ICON however :)

The thing is - today is a perfect example - I had five meetings. In those meetings I didn't answer my phone and placed it on silences.

When I got back to my phone and was really able to check messages, I had 18 missed messages. Only two of them were from people in my contact list, and none of them left messages. My phone already tells me this, so instead I had to go through and delete 18 SMS which really had no benefit to me.

I know it sounds small - but honestly 5-6 SMS per day when the phone does it anyway.

So on this thread, You and someone else stated to turn the functionality off. 2Degress person stated to turn off in messaging (however, I am pretty sure I have already done that once and it didn't help fix the issue).

So - I am asking how since no one has offered up how to turn it off, but have suggested to turn it off (which is what I would love to do).

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  Reply # 962783 7-Jan-2014 21:45

Its a text. Thats it. What happens when it rains? Do you complain or live with it? I cant believe there is a conversation on this matter. /troll.




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