An all lines busy message means that there are no idle outgoing lines. Occasionally more people try to call than phone lines are available. Just hang up and try again. A line should be free soon.
You may receive an “All lines are busy” error message if the recipient intentionally or mistakenly blocked your number. With the advent of call blocking apps, it is now possible to block anonymous callers and spammers from calling.
The “All Circuits Are Busy” message on Verizon means that there is a problem trying to connect to a non-Verizon user. To fix this, restart your phone and try calling other numbers to make sure it’s not a problem on your end.
“All lines are busy. Please try again later.” If you get this when you call a specific number, the problem is with the service provider of the number you’re dialing. If it happens to all numbers dialed, the problem is with the Verizon Wireless network.
If an Android user has blocked you, Lavelle says: “Your text messages will be forwarded as normal; they just don’t get delivered to the Android user.” It’s the same as an iPhone, but without the ‘Delivered’ notification (or lack thereof) to let you know.
If you think you’ve been blocked, try calling the person’s number from another phone. Use your work phone, borrow a friend’s phone; it does not matter. The point is, if you can’t reach someone on your phone, but you can reach them on another phone, there’s a good chance you’ve been blocked.
An “All-Circuits-Busy” message means that there are no free outgoing lines in an area. This usually happens during peak hours, major holidays, a natural disaster, or a damaged tower in the area. There are more people calling than resources available, so you can’t get through.
A fast busy signal may mean that your network cannot handle the caller’s demand. Try waiting a few minutes and making the call again. If you still can’t get through, turn your phone off and on before trying another call.
Reasons for a busy signal
The called number is talking to another caller on the phone. The number is calling. Someone else called the number or is calling the number at the same time. The other line was not hung up.
There are many reasons why a call might not go through. Typically, this is dependent on the strength of Verizon’s network coverage in your location, network outages or disruptions, issues with your account status, device settings on your phone, or an issue with the party on the call.
There are several issues that can cause your phone service to give you a busy signal. Your service may be interrupted due to an outage, the number you are calling may not be available, or the line may be legitimately busy. … Make sure all your phones are properly hung up.
This message can have several reasons (listed in the most common order): The number called has the wrong format (missing number, etc.). The number is unknown / number is no longer used. The number cannot be reached (out of network range or the phone is switched off).