Forums are sometimes horrible…

A wek ago I’ve exchanged my HTC Magic “Android” phone with the iPhone 3GS. My company would normally provide me a Blackberry, but hey I need a Smart-Internet-laptop-in-your-pocket-and-and-not-just-a-email-client-phone ! So I decided to buy me a (SIM unlocked, legal) iPhone. It was easy to setup with my provider (Vodafone Germany), they provide a good document how to setup my iPhone and all works fine (MMS, Internet, Mailbox , Visual Voicemail is  not available) but there is one nasty little problem :

Every time I call or get a call a little popup “Call forwarding active” show up…Really annoying !!!

Now, I start google a bit around and get real frustrated. There are hundreds of “fixes” and “solutions” available in some German forums, no one describe the real problem. The most fixes will are only useful for jailbroken iPhone’s (-> ForwardMSGfix) and a couple of ideas are really stupid. No one describe why this problem happened and after one hour I found some notes about the “ShowCallForwarding” flag in the carrier profile.

With this information I final found a solution for my iPhone without Jailbreak fixes. I really love the Internet and all it’s output, but forums are sometimes give you a wrong direction. Some people wrote silly things and it takes hours to get to the root of your problems…

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3 thoughts on “Forums are sometimes horrible…

  1. Forums…..
    Sometimes ??? In most times, a forum is just a first entry. And you immediately notice if useful information or just a bunch of people who *THINK* they are the ultimate experts can be expected.

    I don’t look into them too often anymore.

    Peter

  2. gjelsvik says:

    Do you have this solution in english aswell? My german is not that good 🙂

  3. alex.rabe says:

    Look for a “carrier profile” for your local mobile provider. Not sure how you create/edit a profile, but in this profile it’s possible to set the flag “ShowCallForwarding” to false

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