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Removal of Call forwarding [answered]

asked 2014-05-09 17:54:33 +0300

JJ86 gravatar image

Hello fellow sailors!

I have this small problem with call forwarding as I cannot remove it anymore. I had it turned on before last Sailfish update and now I cannot take it off anymore after patch. Phone seems to forgot that it has been turned on. Making a new call forwarding and removing it doesn't help at all. Any advice would be great, as I hate the thing that all my personal calls are coming now to my work cellphone.


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answered 2014-05-09 18:36:14 +0300

dsilveira gravatar image

updated 2014-05-09 18:40:33 +0300

Have you tried using the GSM codes explicitly?

That should fix it, even if the software doesn't realize it, because you'll be going straight to the network.

EDIT: Here's a link filled with codes about several forwarding options, just try the one that clears what you have activated previously

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Thanks for help. I didn't know that these codes still work.

JJ86 ( 2014-05-09 19:01:10 +0300 )edit

As long as the protocol our phones are using are still GSM descendents, some of these codes will always work, unless some operator decides to disable them on their network :)

dsilveira ( 2014-05-11 17:12:22 +0300 )edit

What you are discussing about are so called "Supplementary services" and the way of invoking them, UI menu vs. star-hash codes entered viaphone app, is a matter of device user interface. Supplementary services are widely used "legacy services" and the service feature code interface dates back even to non-ui telephone devices. They are commonly used e.g. by certain device certification processes, and if user needs more detailed control to the specific supplementary service.

Please do notice that the service codes and a user friendly graphical UI typically are handled separately by devices on the UI level, but after parsing and handing over to lower levels of the mobile OS they go via the same interaces and modem does not differentiate between them.

tkenakka ( 2014-05-12 06:18:36 +0300 )edit

@thenakka I see no problem between the solution I propose, and your remarks. The problem here is the lack of completeness of the UI (regarding the supplementary services), and a lost memory of an activated service, by the UI.

In sum, the codes always give you more control

dsilveira ( 2014-05-12 17:06:07 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-05-09 22:16:42 +0300

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For your information, if you happen to have the "All calls" ("unconditonal call forwarding") activated, then activating/deactivating/querying the other call forwarding classes (conditions) is not generally possible until Unconditionall call fwd is deactivated. This was not your problem exactly but you may bump into this even with the gsm star hash codes.

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