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Phone rings then hangs up no voicemail? Here’s why

Last Updated on December 14, 2021 by Kennedy

Phone rings then hangs up no voicemail? What could be the reason why such is happening, it supposed to go straight to voicemail or allow me to leave a voicemail to the recipient.

These are some of the questions that will pop into you head when you called a number on your phonea and all it could do ring and ends without allowing you to leave a voicemail message.

I know that you may think you have been blocked by the recipient but that isn’t the case, now let’s head straight to the reason why you are seeing such.

Why phone rings then hangs up no voicemail?

The major reason why phone rings then hangs up no voicemail is simply because the recipient doesn’t have an active voicemail on it’s cellphone, and same time not answering the call. 

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You shouldn’t worry yourself when a phone rings then hangs up and no voicemail because it has nothing to do with the recipient blocking your number on it’s cell phone.

I want you to know that even if you blocked on the recipient phone, you will still be redirected straight to voicemail as long as the recipient has an active voicemail on it’s cellphone.

I know that having the issue of phone rings then hangs up no voicemail will probably make you think that the recipient has blocked your number, but that isn’t the case at all cause even if you have been blocked, you will be redirected to voicemail.

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Major causes of phone rings then hangs up no voicemail

If you are having this problem on a particular number or contact on your phone, then the problem is not from you but rather the recipient. However, if this happens to all contacts on your phone, you should kindly look into your phone cause the problem is likely to be caused by your phone or carrier network.

Below are some of the causes of phone rings then hangs up no voicemail.

1. No active voicemail in the recipient cellphone

Whenever a phone rings and hang up without being forwarded to voicemail, then it means there’s no voicemail on the recipient phone.

Two things are involved here;

The recipient isn’t answering your calls and the recipient doesn’t have an active voicemail enabled on it’s mobile phone.

Once again don’t think you have been blocked by the person cause that isn’t the case. If you happen to blocked by the person, the call will never ring as it will automatically redirect your call straight to voicemail.

Then if the person has no active voicemail on it’s mobile phone, the call will hang up automatically without ringing once or twice. So kindly note that phone rings then hangs up no voicemail doesn’t mean blocked but rather the recipient doesn’t have an active voicemail on it’s cell phone.

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2. The phone is not ringing at all

Now the ringing that a caller will hear is called a ringback tone and this usually signifies that the recipient phone is indeed ringing.

However, there are some rare cases especially when there’s a poor network reception which will produce the ringback tone making you to believe that indeed the recipient phone is ringing but in reality the recipient phone is not ringing at all.

I’m saying this based on my own experience.

It happened exactly like this, phone rings then hangs up no voicemail.

I thought my friend is ignoring my calls or probably too busy to answer the call and no voicemail on it’s cellphone.

After several hours I called back, lo and behold my friend said he didn’t see my calls and in fact there was no call at all. I didn’t believe him though until this problem happened to me.

No matter how hard I tried to make my sis believe that I didn’t see her calls proved abortive cause she thought I was ignoring her calls.

What I’m trying to say is that you may be hearing the ringback tone which usually indicate the recipient phone is ringing, but in the real sense or in reality the recipient phone isn’t ringing and you will conclude the person is ignoring your calls.

When you are having the problem of phone rings then hangs up no voicemail especially for a particular contact in your mobile phone, this what you should do.

What to do

phone keeps ringing but no voicemail

If a phone keeps ringing but no voicemail especially on multiple occasions, it signify that the person whom you are calling is simply ignoring your calls and has no active voicemail on it’s cell phone.

So the question will be what should i do.

It’s so simple.

You have to wait for a good 24 hrs and call back using a phone number unknown to the person. If the person happens to answer the call then there you, he or she is simply ignoring your calls.

But if reverse is the case, then I’m sorry the ringback tone you are hearing is fake because the person phone is not ringing at all.

Ringback tone can be so deceiving especially when there’s a poor network coverage or reception within an area.

This time you have to dump cellular network and use any of the instant messaging apps like whatsapp, Skype, Facebook messenger, telegram, imessage, etc to contact the person.

I wouldn’t recommend sending an sms text message cause it is likely not going to go through. Though if you happen to send an sms text message to the recipient and it didn’t get through or show delivered, then it is a strong indication that the ringback tone you are hearing is fake.

If you are using an iPhone, kindly use the imessage to send a message to the person. For android, you have the rcs chat or probably whatsapp messenger at your disposal.

Does the phone keep ringing if you’re blocked?

The phone will never ring it you have been blocked by the recipient you are calling, the call will end automatically or redirect straight to voicemail.

This is applied to android phone and iPhone.

Don’t expect a phone to ring when blocked. On iphone, the call will end immediately and you wouldn’t hear a ringback tone. But if the person has an active voicemail, you will be redirected to voicemail immediately you dial the recipient number.

On android especially on samsung phone, if the recipient that blocked you has no active voicemail, the caller will be seeing number busy and this will make you to think that the recipient you are calling is very much busy or always busy on the phone, but in the reality he or she has already blocked your number.

Why are my calls not going to voicemail?

The reason why your calls are not going to voicemail is because the recipient or the person you are calling has no active voicemail on it’s cellphone. Your calls will only go to voicemail when there’s an active voicemail on the recipient phone.

This is the case of phone rings then hangs up no voicemail.

How many times does a phone ring if you are blocked?

Once you are blocked the phone will never ring as it will hang up immediately or show number busy. But if the recipient has an active voicemail then the call will be redirected straight to voicemail without ringing.

How many times does an iPhone ring if you are blocked?

An iPhone will not ring if blocked as the call will hang up immediately or go straight to voicemail.

Am I blocked if phone keeps ringing?

No you have not been blocked if phone keeps ringing without any answer or going to voicemail, but rather the recipient is simply ignoring your call.

Once again the phone may not necessarily be ringing as you may be deceived by the ringback tone. This is the case of phone continuously rings no voicemail.

What does it mean when you call someone and it doesn’t ring it just hangs up?

This is usually caused when the recipient has blocked your number or the recipient phone is switched off and there’s no active voicemail enabled on the recipient phone. 

These are the two major things that will cause the problem of when you call someone and it doesn’t ring it just hangs up and if there’s no active voicemail.

Also poor network reception can cause such problem but if it happens multiple times on different occasions, then I don’t think the problem is caused by poor network reception or coverage.