Found 16th Jan
When calling my GP this morning to try and get an appointment, I expected to have to redial multiple times with the line being busy, however, it was over 30 minutes work manually redialling before I finally got through! - and then all appointments for today were already taken!

There doesn't seem to be any built-in auto redial feature on the Moto G, so I installed several auto redial apps, but none of them work...

Some apps are kind enough to mention that for them to work, your phone needs to automatically hang up on a busy signal, however, the Moto G doesn't (well, it does, but it's only after about 30 seconds).

Surely there must be an app (that can hang up) or a way to quickly automatically redial a number? - I have 3 landline phones, but none of them have an auto-redial function either.

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I know this is not what your asking but go to the doctors and book. Can be much quicker. We do.. Also I think? Not sure but you are charged, or pay a connection fee even though the line is engaged, so be careful of costs or minutes being used even though you don't get thorough

I've used play.google.com/sto…ial
on a couple of Android phones and it hangs up at a busy tone (couple of seconds). Not tried on MotoG but can't see why that would be different.
The only thing I can think if it doesn't work is your GP's phone system isn't responding with a busy tone but is diverting to a different handler which plays the same noise - not much you can do there

Can't you just redial the number from your calls log?

Jefflan22

Can't you just redial the number from your calls log?



I think he's asking for something automated so he can just leave his phone and it does the work for him?

The_IMF

I think he's asking for something automated so he can just leave his … I think he's asking for something automated so he can just leave his phone and it does the work for him?


Ah I see.
Sorry, my bad.

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japes

I've used … I've used https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.roehit89.rohit.redialon a couple of Android phones and it hangs up at a busy tone (couple of seconds). Not tried on MotoG but can't see why that would be different.The only thing I can think if it doesn't work is your GP's phone system isn't responding with a busy tone but is diverting to a different handler which plays the same noise - not much you can do there


Thanks, but this is one of the apps that I've tried. - It only redials the number about once every 40 seconds... on the Moto G, when the line is busy, the call doesn't auto-hang-up... the call stays active with the busy tone for about 30 seconds before auto hanging-up.

And it's not an issue with my GPs line simulating the busy tone sound... I have been testing apps by picking up my own landline (making it busy) and calling it.

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The_IMF

I think he's asking for something automated so he can just leave his … I think he's asking for something automated so he can just leave his phone and it does the work for him?


exactly... when I was manually retrying for 30 minutes, it got tiring very fast!... I want to just put it on the desk on loudspeaker and have it auto-redial.

Andaho

exactly... when I was manually retrying for 30 minutes, it got tiring … exactly... when I was manually retrying for 30 minutes, it got tiring very fast!... I want to just put it on the desk on loudspeaker and have it auto-redial.



Never tried any apps but if you have a BT landline you can use their auto call back service but it costs you 55p a pop http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8460/~/all-about-ring-back

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The_IMF

Never tried any apps but if you have a BT landline you can use their auto … Never tried any apps but if you have a BT landline you can use their auto call back service but it costs you 55p a pop http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8460/~/all-about-ring-back


Thanks, and I also looked into that (even though I don't have a BT line - I'm on cable, virgin media)... apparently a common complaint is that it's slow... even on that page you linked, it has a common question:

"On answering Ring Back I sometimes get an engaged tone. Why?
This indicates that the called party is making a further outgoing call. This is highly likely to happen on busy business lines such as doctors' surgeries etc."

^^ so sounds like it's not much use anyway! - specifically using a GP as an example, lol.

Edited by: "Andaho" 16th Jan

on a sidenote OP ask them if they do PatientAcess !
most GP's opt into it now then you'll be able to book appointments online and check your medical history etc etc

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stefromuk

on a sidenote OP ask them if they do PatientAcess !most GP's opt into it … on a sidenote OP ask them if they do PatientAcess !most GP's opt into it now then you'll be able to book appointments online and check your medical history etc etc


Oh yeah, I am aware of this... thanks for the reminder... To sign up for it I need to take photo ID in to my practice... I'll do that now while I still remember

stefromuk

on a sidenote OP ask them if they do PatientAcess !most GP's opt into it … on a sidenote OP ask them if they do PatientAcess !most GP's opt into it now then you'll be able to book appointments online and check your medical history etc etc



​does it allow same day appointments that's what is the problem these days I used the auto redial the other day and finally got through after 93 at tempts even then u have to ring again as auto dial stops after a certain amount o atempts I think 10 or maybe 15. going in isn't much use either these days there's a que at the desk and if ur not in the first 5 or so they just say sorry come back tommorow.

muddassarsardar

​does it allow same day appointments that's what is the problem these d … ​does it allow same day appointments that's what is the problem these days I used the auto redial the other day and finally got through after 93 at tempts even then u have to ring again as auto dial stops after a certain amount o atempts I think 10 or maybe 15. going in isn't much use either these days there's a que at the desk and if ur not in the first 5 or so they just say sorry come back tommorow.


Yeah mine does
Just sign in and it shows a calendar of all available appointments and doctors/nurses

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stefromuk

Yeah mine does Just sign in and it shows a calendar of all available … Yeah mine does Just sign in and it shows a calendar of all available appointments and doctors/nurses


I did go and register for it this afternoon, but mine doesn't offer any same day appointments, only a week+ in advance, unless they appear first thing in the morning for the day... I'll check that tomorrow morning

Andaho

I did go and register for it this afternoon, but mine doesn't offer any … I did go and register for it this afternoon, but mine doesn't offer any same day appointments, only a week+ in advance, unless they appear first thing in the morning for the day... I'll check that tomorrow morning



​hmm each surgery may be different then.
least you're registered now
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