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Phone via FiOS
DCJack2
Enthusiast

We've had FiOS for a couple of years now, with few problems. But yesterday our telephone service suddenly developed a serious problem: incoming calls are directed instantly to Verizon voicemail. We hear a brief fragment of the phone ring, and then it's gone to voicemail.

Tried to fix this via Verizon chat (the interent connection is working fine). He tried disabling call forwarding and do not disturb, without effect.

I'm waiting for a Verizon tech now, but I wonder, has this problem been encountered before? and if so, how was it solved?

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Re: Phone via FiOS
Edg1
Super User
Super User

Most likely a short on the wire. Could be from the main fios box, wiring or eve a phone. Definitely will need help from the Tech. 

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Re: Phone via FiOS
Edg1
Super User
Super User

Most likely a short on the wire. Could be from the main fios box, wiring or eve a phone. Definitely will need help from the Tech. 

Re: Phone via FiOS -- all incoming calls go straight to voicemail
VirginiaK
Enthusiast

In my case, someone inadvertently entered the access code "*78," which is the "Do Not Disturb - Activate" code.  *79, "Do Not Disturb - Disable," fixed the problem.  The "Call Features" under "Phone Management" showed that "Do Not Disturb" was "Not Active" -- as were the various types of Call Forwarding (busy and all), which can be disabled by *73. 

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Re: Phone via FiOS -- all incoming calls go straight to voicemail
beachplumpnb
Newbie

You solved my problem (after hours with automated helpers, automated chats, waiting for a person for over an hour)!

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Re: Phone via FiOS
kh-gary
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