Second number to go directly to VM

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skiptio
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Second number to go directly to VM

Post by skiptio » Tue May 05, 2009 7:28 pm

I'd like to be able to assign my second number to go directly to voice mail. I give the second number out to online places when shopping or other things where you know they will be selling or using it for telemarketing. Being able to direct those numbers directly to VM would reduce my stress level.

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Re: Second number to go directly to VM

Post by WayneDsr » Tue May 05, 2009 7:43 pm

Assign your second number to the scout. Hold the voicemail button (envelope) on the scout for about 5 seconds and it will light up red, sending all calls to the scout directly to voicemail.
(privacy mode)

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Dennis P
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Re: Second number to go directly to VM

Post by Dennis P » Thu May 07, 2009 11:24 pm

Here's another "hack" that I've used. Configure the second number to go to a non-existent Scout (just make up some numbers when it asks you for a Scout ID). Since the Scout is not "online", calls will go straight to voicemail. Log into that account and have it forward your voicemails to your email or mobile phone. Voila!

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Re: Second number to go directly to VM

Post by murphy » Fri May 08, 2009 2:31 am

What happens when someone buys a scout that actually has your "made up" serial number? What happens if two (or more) people happen to pick the same "made up" serial number?
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Re: Second number to go directly to VM

Post by niknak » Fri May 08, 2009 5:48 am

Well there is about 1 chance in 3.4 x 10E28 of that happening

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Re: Second number to go directly to VM

Post by WayneDsr » Fri May 08, 2009 6:19 am

Murphy's got a point, though.
Let's say I made up a serial number: 12345678
without giving that issue a thought.

I wonder how many would use the same sequence?

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Re: Second number to go directly to VM

Post by Dennis P » Fri May 08, 2009 9:25 am

The Scout ID is only locally relevant, so it doesn't matter if someone else has used the same one.

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Re: Second number to go directly to VM

Post by WayneDsr » Fri May 08, 2009 9:32 am

Ok, good deal then. Thanks Dennis!

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