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If a cellphone goes straight to voicemail, what does that mean?

Me and my friend has a debate. I told her if someone cellphone go straight to voicemail, its a few things. 1. They have it shut off, or 2. They are on the phone. Even if the phone is on silent, it will not go straight to voicemail. It would ring but the person cant hear it. The only times a person phone goes straight to voicemail is if they are on the phone. If they have the phone on their hip in a phone case there is no way possible it will go straight to voicemail, unless they were on the phone. I know I am right. But please give us some insight.Thank- You!

dont know

It could mean:

The phone is switched off
The phone is in flight mode
The battery is flat
The user is in a call and have set the call divert to voice mail during this
The user has not answered their phone
Certain callers have been set to black list.

either the phone is turned off or the phone is no longer in service it could also mean they blocked your number...

it means the user is not able to take the call right now

it's off

if they are on the phone, it is switched off or they are in an area with no reception for the phone - if the phone is on silent it still rings, maybe they wont hear it or it could be on vibrate but it shall ring

configuration...

it's off

it's off

if they are on the phone, it is switched off or they are in an area with no reception for the phone - if the phone is on silent it still rings, maybe they wont hear it or it could be on vibrate but it shall ring