Stopped ringing on incoming calls

by Joe Treml
(Laona, Wisconsin)

My first 440g quit ringing on incoming calls after a few months. I purchased a new one after getting no satisfaction from Tracfone. The 2nd one did not ring on incoming calls either. Called Tracfone and again got no results. Does anyone know why it will not ring on incoming calls? Ring setting is on, ring and vibrate is on, checked on menu options. What to do next? Anyone PLEASE help.

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Hi Joe,

Thanks for the question. I assume you've got the ringer volume turned up using the side buttons. Does the call actually come in even though it doesn't ring (I assume it doesn't vibrate either)? That is, does the screen indicate an incoming call that you can then pick up? If not, it's possible the phone might be in "flight mode", though it's unlikely that would be the case with two different phones.

I did not run into this problem while trying out the phone so I can't think of what else it might be.

Regards,
sb

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Jul 07, 2017
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LGL44VL Won't ring problem solved!
by: 3nails

The five buttons at the top when you swipe down on the main screen: "capture" "wifi" "sound" "All" "rotation". If you have "priority" or "None" where the "ALL" button is (4th of the five buttons), it won't ring. Change the setting to "ALL" and it will work. Mine got changed somehow, but wasn't ware of it.

Jul 05, 2017
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Phone will not on incoming calls
by: Anonymous

Lg440 The phone stop ringing on incoming calls about 1 week before it is time to add for a new phone card. Anyone else have this problem?

Mar 22, 2017
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Fix for not ringing
by: Anonymous

Shut down your phone, take the back off, remove the SIM card, and then reinsert. This should do it.

Feb 03, 2017
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It worked!
by: Anonymous

My tracfone LG 440G didn't ring, was going straight to voicemail. The suggestion here, to reset your ringtone worked. I've always had on old telephone ringtone and it was had somehow gone to some other guitar sound. Thanks!

Jan 27, 2017
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Phone had been set to forward all calls to voicemail
by: Anonymous

Have read several complaints about phone not ringing when receiving a call even though phone receives call. Had the same problem and finally discovered that the phone had been set to forward all calls to voicemail. Don't know why but it was changed to disabled to forward calls to voicemail and solved the problem. Worked for me and I hope it may help others with the same problem.

Jan 20, 2017
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Tracfone Service has gone from bad to worse
by: Anonymous

If you get a working phone you are blessed. If not get one that will work on Verizon's network. Tracfone employees are *#$** idiots. I have used Tracfone 8 years. Service has gone from bad to worse.

Nov 28, 2016
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LG441G No Ring - Incoming Call Direct To VoiceMail
by: Glenn Buchanan

Ring & Voice Volume is all way up - Not On Plane Mode - Turned off and back on. Nothing helps. Cannot get phone to ring with incoming call. Anyone solve this with their phone ?

Sep 19, 2016
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Tried everything suggested, no luck
by: Anonymous

everything suggested, no luck. I'm just gonna take this freaking phone back why do people put up with this?

Aug 14, 2016
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ring malfunction
by: Anonymous

Yes I changed my ringtone and it worked! Thank you! I tried my orignal ringtone again but that did not work unfortunately. It's okay though I'll just keep using the new ringtone.

May 24, 2016
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Won't ring
by: Tom Buck

I have net 10 &I have the same problem. The problem is the carrier not your phone.

Apr 07, 2016
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Phone not ringing fix
by: Anonymous

I had the same problem. Called Trackfone. Seems the software gets corrupted for some unknown reason. If you are not receiving calls, turn off the phone,wait a couple of minutes, then turn it back on again. It will happen again later, so turn your phone off then on fairly often. Yes, this is a hassle, but not nearly as bad as missing calls!

Feb 17, 2016
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Changed ringtone; started working
by: Carol

For whatever it's worth, my phone quit ringing on incoming calls. Volume was up, and I was not in flight mode. Anyway, I changed the ringtone to a different one and it started working. Then I changed it back to the old ringtone and it still worked. Maybe it was just the Cell Phone Gods tonight working either for or against me ... who knows .... Might be worth a try if you're having a problem with calls not ringing through.

Dec 22, 2015
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no ringy
by: Anonymous

My 440g is not receiving rings either and I checked everything. Too bad these idiots can't fix anything. This is not a real phone business, but a turkey farm business.

Oct 14, 2015
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Net10 ringing issue
by: Anonymous

On my second phone with Net10 due to this problem. Sitting right beside it, won't ring or show incoming call until after a voicemail is left, then it will chime you have a voicemail, then it will start ringing again. This is almost EVERY day that it is happening.

Aug 30, 2015
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LG440G no ring
by: Anonymous

We also have tried two phones. The problem remains, it goes straight to voice mail. It is not signal strength, we are under a tower, about 1000 feet away. Tracfone acts as though we are the only ones with this problem and they never heard of it before. But the truth is that there are thousands of these phones that are not ringing. Now, this is our fourth phone with Tracfone. All models before the LG440 worked perfectly. So I guess we can't expect any help from Tracfone. It is as if the phone's antenna if grounding out causing loss of signal. Too Bad! It would be a nice phone if it worked.

Mar 16, 2015
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Stopped Ringing on incoming calls
by: Richard B

Joe,
I'm having the same problem. Called Tracfone a few times with no fix yet.
Look at the signal bars at the top of your screen.
It's right below where it says 3G (upper left-hand corner). It's in the same place when the phone is closed. The bars are very small. The phone must show 3 bars, holding steady, with no fluctuation. If it goes down to 2 bars or 1 bar, and goes in and out - it's the carrier that the phone is connected to for the signal. Tracfone "assured" me, after calling them, that they need 24 hours to fix the problem. If this is what's happening, call them again and tell them what I said. Hope they know what they're doing - for both of us.

Nov 16, 2013
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440G
by: EmotionalZombie7997

I have never used your phone. But I know with the Net10 phone that I own the Samsung 355C, it will stop all sound alerts if I do not turn it off after a week. So every time I charge my phone I make sure to turn it off and back on to reset my phone, or I will miss calls because it will not ring. This could be the same problem that your phone is having.

Hope I helped and this is the problem.

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