Updated: April 13, 2023
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by Oleksandr Kamennyi
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Iphone cell phone cannot receive calls

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Nice to meet you, *****!
How can I help?

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You too

Please specify your question.

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My cell phone cannot receive calls from my doctor’s office and their number does not appear in my incoming queue. They can leave voicemail but I don’t know that the messages are there until I go in and look for them. They suggest that it’s a ghost number situation. That number is *****. My issue is not unique with this office and I really need to communicate back and with them. Can you enable my cell to allow that # access please?

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So I should just try Rogers direct? They weren’t answering so I found you folks.

I can try to help.
Please specify the brand and model of your phone.

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Kay - I’ll hang in🙃
iPhone SE


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Thank you for that!

  • Check your iPhone settings: Turn Airplane Mode on and off. Go to Settings and turn on Airplane Mode, wait five seconds, then turn it off.
  • Check Do Not Disturb. Go to Settings > Focus > Do Not Disturb and make sure it's off.
  • Check for any blocked phone numbers. Go to Settings > Phone > Blocked Contacts.
  • See if Call Forwarding is turned on. Go to Settings > Phone > Call Forwarding and make sure it's off.
  • Check to see if Silence Unknown Callers is turned on. If the setting is on, a caller must be listed in your Contacts or Recents. Or they must have shared their number in Mail or sent you a message using that number in order for their call to go through. Add their number to Contacts to ensure the phone rings. Calls from some third-party apps might not go through.

Let me know when you are done.

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I’m at the Blocked Contact list and the number is in there! Yikes! Shall I remove it and call it a day or continue with your instructions. I’m feeling pretty dopey at this point😞

Please remove it.

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Now, you should receive calls from them.
Do you have any additional questions I can help you with?

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You are wonderful and old women like me shouldn’t have cell phones. At least, that’s what my kids would say. Thanks for your help and patience!

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Always welcome!
Thank you for chatting with us today!
We are available 24/7, you can refer your questions anytime.

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Thanks and keep well

Have a nice day😊

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