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Phone keeps ringing but no answer: What you should do

Last Updated on October 24, 2021 by Kennedy

Having a problem of phone keeps ringing but no answer for a particular contact or phone on your mobile phone, you are practically being ignored.

You don’t need someone to tell you that you’re being ignored though in some occasions it is caused by the network service provider. At your end you are hearing a ringback tone, but on the side of the recipient there’s no incoming call.

I will explain all these to you and what you should in this type of situation.

Normally this can be so painful and insulting that someone ignores a call but there’s a reason behind it and basically phone users are fond of this especially if you see an annoying incoming call.

Reason why phone keeps ringing but no answer

This is the case when a recipient ignores a call and doesn’t have a voicemail activated on it’s mobile phone. Though in some cases it can be caused by a poor network reception and the call didn’t go through but rather created a fake ringback tone. 

You can’t just conclude that your calls are being ignored by the person you’re calling until you confirm it, and that which is what I will show to you.

What you should do in the case of phone keeps ringing but no answer.

Phone keeps ringing but no answer

1. Call with an unknown number

Calling someone and the person isn’t answering, don’t hide your number and call back within few minutes or even an hour as the person will detect you are the one calling.

Instead what you should do is to use an unknown number whicg can be a friends number, family number but not know to recipient and call back after an hour or so.

If the recipient answers the calls, that’s it you have cached him or her red handed because indeed the recipient is ignoring your calls.

If i happens to call a number on my phone and all I get is the phone keeps ringing but no answer, I will wait for five hours and call again using a number unknown to the recipient.

I use this method to catch people purposely ignoring my calls and when the answer the call, they start giving flimsy excuses as to why they are not picking my calls.

2. Use google voice to call back

Google voice is another means to catch someone ignoring your calls and if you don’t have an unknown number you can use to call back.

Using google voice is all for free unless you decide to use open a business account, but for a personal account it is all for free and you will be assigned a phone number.

With the phone number you can use it to receive and make calls, send and receive text messages with ease and no restriction of any kind as it uses your data or Wi-Fi and not the cellular network.

So all you have to do is to head over to Google voice website on your computer or mobile and create your account. Remember to select for personal use unless you want to open for a business use which isn’t for free.

You can also download and install the Google voice app on your mobile phone and proceed with the account creation.

Obce you have successfully created your account and gotten your phone number, you are good to go.

Now you have to wait for few hours or when you are sure the recipient is less busy and call back but this time using the Google voice app.


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3. Use instant messaging app

Instant messaging apps like whatsapp, Skype, telegram, or even the imessage is another option you can use to call a person that is not answering your call.

I recommend this as one of the best solution to the problem of phone keeps ringing but no answer, simply use whatsapp or Skype to send a message to the person.

4. Sending a text message

Having said that a poor network reception is another reason for phone keeps ringing but no answer, sending a text message is one of the best solution.

You may think the phone is ringing, but it isn’t as it is a fake ringback tone. As there’s no answer, use the cellular network and send a text message to the recipient.

If the sent text message didn’t get delivered, this should indicate that the ringing you’re hearing is nothing but a fake or an error ringback tone and not that the recipient phone is ringing and he or she is not answering.


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Phone rings then hangs up no voicemail

This happens when the person you are calling isn’t answering and doesn’t have a voicemail activated on it’s mobile phone, the calling will hang up after the ringback tone duration is over.

phone rings then hangs up no voicemail

However, if the recipient activated a voicemail on it’s phone the call will be redirect straight to the voicemail. Kindly note that not all phone users have a voicemail so it shouldn’t surprise you at all.

In this situation you don’t need to worry cause definitely the recipient will see your missed call or you can send a text message.


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Conclusion

What does it mean when a phone keeps ringing

When a phone keeps ringing without being answered, it simply means the person you are calling is ignoring the call and doesn’t have a voicemail activated on it’s mobile phone.

When you call a cell phone and it keeps ringing  without being answered, you shouldn’t feel annoyed as you may be calling at the very wrong time instead send a text message to the recipient.


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Conclusion

This is where I wrap it up on the question of the day, why phone keeps ringing but no answer. Like I said, the recipient is ignoring your call and has no voicemail on it’s mobile phone. All you have to do is to send a text message or use a number unknown to the recipient to call back after few hours.