03/10/2006, 12:17 PM
Does this feature **** off anyone else, or just me? This is when you're on the phone, someone else calls you, and THEY hear a beep in between rings telling them you're on the phone.
So, I did some research and here's what I learned. This _can_ be turned off, IN SOME CASES. Instructions:
1.) Call Verizon Wireless, ask the CSR for a tech.
2.) Explain to the tech that you want to turn off, "Call Waiting Distinctive Ring". NOT call waiting in general, just the distinctive ring piece.
3.) If you are a lucky one and your area code and prefix assigned you to a Lucent switch (hardware Verizon uses), the tech CAN turn this off. However, if you are one of the unlucky ones assigned to an HLR brand switch, this CAN'T be turned off.
I'm one of the unlucky ones. Dammit. Only fix is for me to switch my phone number (not an option). If anyone else has more info on this, please let us know.