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If I press ignore when a call is coming to my cell, it blockes the notification to SMS?

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If I press ignore when a call is coming to my cell, it blockes the notification to SMS? lghitis 9/1/09 6:11 PM
Yesterday I called twice my cell phone for a test, and pressed  " ignore" instead of answering. I left a message and I did not get an SMS later.  For all other calls that I answer or let it go to voice mail, iI get an SMS.

Anybody knows what to do?
Re: If I press ignore when a call is coming to my cell, it blockes the notification to SMS? Box7184 9/1/09 6:14 PM
Did you get an email with your voicemail transcription?  When you look in your call history, is that call listed?
Re: If I press ignore when a call is coming to my cell, it blockes the notification to SMS? lghitis 9/1/09 7:02 PM
No. I just checked. No sms , no e-mail.
Re: If I press ignore when a call is coming to my cell, it blockes the notification to SMS? Box7184 9/1/09 7:10 PM
Perhaps I'm not understanding correctly. 

When you called your cell phone, I assumed you meant you used a phone that is not on your GV account, called your GV number, and after answering your cell phone, pressed 2.  Then you left a message for yourself on your GV voicemail.  Is this correct?
Re: If I press ignore when a call is coming to my cell, it blockes the notification to SMS? lghitis 9/1/09 7:22 PM
I use a landline number to cal my Google voice and it rings my cell. My cell shows the landline calling and I have 2 options in my cell phone ( touch pro from sprint): "answer or ignore". After 3 rings I choose "ignore". I hear in the landline that  Sprint message answers. Now I realize that the reason I do not get an SMS is because my GV# does not answer but is my Sprint number. Why is it?
Re: If I press ignore when a call is coming to my cell, it blockes the notification to SMS? Box7184 9/1/09 7:26 PM
You are giving your phone instructions to handle the call. (pressing "ignore" which seems to mean 'send this directly to my Spring voicemail). 

 Try letting the phone ring until GV answers. 
Re: If I press ignore when a call is coming to my cell, it blockes the notification to SMS? lghitis 9/1/09 7:36 PM
well, it deceives the purpose. if I am in a meeting, and I want to get the sms and not be disturbed,what else can I do , but press ignore. Mute? it requires a "complex" process.
Re: If I press ignore when a call is coming to my cell, it blockes the notification to SMS? lghitis 9/1/09 7:42 PM
Yes, if I let it ring six to seven times then GV answers, and it sends an email. I did not get an SMS. The whole settings page for GV changed.
Re: If I press ignore when a call is coming to my cell, it blockes the notification to SMS? Box7184 9/1/09 7:53 PM
When I'm in a meeting, I usually turn my phone to mute.  It's just a single button press for me. 

Go to the Settings page.  Click the "Voicemail & SMS" tab.  Be sure you have set "Voicemail Notifications" to include both the email notification and the SMS notification. 
Re: If I press ignore when a call is coming to my cell, it blockes the notification to SMS? SnerdlyBosco 9/2/09 4:19 AM
@lghitis:

In addition to Box7184's suggestions, you might also enable Call Presentation (in Settings > Calls).

This way, you could still use your "ignore" feature, but calls would still be answered by GV voicemail.
Re: If I press ignore when a call is coming to my cell, it blockes the notification to SMS? jbobmurph 9/2/09 6:16 AM
Have you tried setting your sprint phone to forward to your google voice # instead of Sprint's standard VM gateway?
 
Turning that over in my head - I can see how that might work, or it might completely screw the pooch and put you in some kind of infinite loop.

But perhaps worth a try...
Re: If I press ignore when a call is coming to my cell, it blockes the notification to SMS? lghitis 9/2/09 9:30 AM
Now that I turned presentation "on", after pressing ignore, it goes to GV message. However, now I have to press 1 everytime I want to answer.
Re: If I press ignore when a call is coming to my cell, it blockes the notification to SMS? lghitis 9/2/09 9:46 AM
For sure when the presentation is off, everytime I use "ignore" it goes to my "sprint" message and there is no voice mail or SMS sent.

Now even if my wife calls me I have to decide to press 1 ("on presentation") If I want and get the sms and email when I press "ignore", or answer directly but not get an SMS and e-mail when I press ignore.

Any suggestions? 
Re: If I press ignore when a call is coming to my cell, it blockes the notification to SMS? lghitis 9/2/09 9:59 AM
What is the difference between "default settings" and "on" for presentation?
Re: If I press ignore when a call is coming to my cell, it blockes the notification to SMS? lghitis 9/2/09 10:06 AM
There has to be a way to have an "off" presentation for certain numbers and still be able to ignore certain calls at certain unpredictable times without having to press "mute button" which leaves the phone in mute constantly and not for that single call only.