To indicate that someone has not paid their phone bill, the service network provider will disconnect the person’s mobile number, and when you call the number, you will hear “unfortunately you have dialed a number that has been disconnected or is not in service.”
The above ringback tone has already informed you that the recipient number has been disconnected, with the primary cause being non-payment of the phone bill.
- Is it possible to receive calls even if your phone is turned off?
- Is it possible to get text messages if your phone is turned off?
There’s more to know about how to identify if someone hasn’t paid their phone bill than just the ringback tone.
What is the best way to tell whether someone’s phone service is down?
If the phone rings several times before going to voicemail, it’s possible that the number is still active. When you call a number that isn’t in service, it may ring once or twice, but you’ll get an automated message instead. This message will say something to the effect that the phone number is no longer in service.
What happens if a person does not pay his or her phone bill?
Your account will go into arrears if you do not pay your mobile phone contract. Your mobile provider may disconnect your phone, preventing you from making or receiving calls. Your account will default and the contract will be revoked if you do not take action to resolve the debt.
When someone’s phone is turned off, what message do you get?
When you call someone’s phone and it just rings once before going to voicemail or giving you a message that says something like “the person you have called is unavailable right now,” it’s usually a hint the phone is off or in a no-service region. However, this isn’t fully conclusive.
What happens if you send a text to someone who doesn’t have service?
If there is no cellular or Wi-Fi connection, the message will not be delivered and will not be marked as delivered.
Is their phone switched off or have I been blocked?
If you think you’ve been blocked, try sending a polite SMS first. You weren’t blocked if you got the “Delivered” notification underneath it. If you receive a message that says “Message Not Delivered” or no notification at all, it could be a hint of a potential block.
After that, you could try calling the individual. If the call goes straight to voicemail or rings once (or half a ring) before going to voicemail, you’ve likely been blocked.
Hang up and call again, but this time dial *67 before entering your phone number. If this masked phone number rings through normally (or if the individual answers), your phone number has very certainly been blacklisted.
If the other person doesn’t have service, does the phone ring?
That’s the way it is. When it comes to the phone, a missed call occurs when the phone rings but you do not answer it. It does not ring because you are in an area without coverage or the phone is turned off, thus it does not qualify as a missed call.
If I don’t pay the bill, will my phone be turned off?
At any time, the originator might report it as lost or stolen. Phones purchased through fraud are also blocked by networks (id theft ect). I understand that the original purchaser can always report it lost or stolen at any time, but I’m unfamiliar with the whole “if they don’t pay the bill, the network will block you” stuff.
Is it possible to text while my phone is disabled?
Suspending service means your phone will no longer be able to connect to your carrier’s network, and you will be unable to make or receive calls or texts. It’s not a long-term solution because most carriers only suspend service for a few months before automatically resuming service and charging you the full amount.
Is it possible to receive calls even if your phone is turned off?
You won’t be able to make or receive calls either. Because incoming calls are made in real time, a disconnected phone will not receive the call. However, after your phone’s service is restored, some service providers will keep track of the calls you missed.
Will the phone ring if it’s been blocked?
It’s a typical call if you call a phone and hear the usual number of rings before being transferred to voicemail. If you’ve been blocked, you’ll only hear one ring before being transferred to voicemail.
Your phone number isn’t necessarily prohibited just because it has an unusual ring pattern. It could simply indicate that the person is on the phone with someone else at the same moment you’re calling, has turned off the phone, or has directed the call to voicemail. Please try again later. If the one-ring and straight-to-voicemail pattern continues, the number could be blocked.