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Sending all calls to voicemail, but keeping text messaging while out of the country?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by highpotter, Oct 20, 2010.

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    I have Moto Droid with Verizon, and will be in central America for 7 days. My phone WILL work, but the price per minute for calls is almost $3.00 per minute, but text messages are just .50 cents. The area I will be in doesnt support data.

    Is there a way to make all incoming calls go directly to voice mail, so I can check them if I want, but keep my text messaging active?

    Thanks!

    HP
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    not to judge or anything but $.50 a text seems pricey, that's the price of 5 for here in the states =P

    unless it's an emergency, i would suggest you just turn off data. unless you want to pay those rates.

    i don't believe there is a way to just turn off phone calls, as text uses data, you'd have to leave it on, which also brings in phone calls.
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    Thanks. I guess I will just not answer the calls, let them go to voicemail.
    As to the price of text messages, I can say a whole lot for .50 cents. $3.00 a minute? Not so much. :)

    HP
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    get afirewall and just have a profile where it forwards all calls to voicemail.
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    I dont understand? I know you can send individual contacts to voice mail automatically, what what do you mean by " get a firewall" ....in this regard?

    HP
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    I believe you can use immediate call forwarding:

    Verizon | Calling Features: Call Forwarding

    If you forward the number back to your cell phone, it should immediately go to voicemail. If you use google voice, send it directly to that. This doesn't change anything with SMS, so that shouldn't be an issue.
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    I'd verify with international support that forwarding won't incur international usage. IIRC with GSM it will if the phone is powered on. Can't speak for CDMA though.

    With Google Voice you could just enable "Do Not Disturb". Also with GV, SMS messages aren't sent via the carrier anyway so roaming isn't an issue.
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    Hello highpotter,

    Hopefully you had a great trip.

    I don't know if you've since been able to figure out what phaze3131 was talking about. He probably meant get this call-blocking app, called aFirewall.

    As of now, I have no experience with it, but mountainbikermark strongly recommends it.

    Jeff Deutsch
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    Bumped an almost 3yr old thread....
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    Yes, supplying a response to a query does have that effect.

    What do you think about the particular information I gave? If you feel that someone, coming across this discussion like I did, may not find that aFirewall clarification (and pointer) useful, I'd like to know.

    Jeff Deutsch
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