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Old July 17th, 2012, 10:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Depending on your carrier, pressing #, *, or 1 (in the US) will bypass/skip a voicemail greeting. Is there a way to provide a single-button that would automate this? The app could either try all the keys or if it knew the carrier of the number you were dialing it could use the correct one. I don't know if you can easily look up the carrier given a number (their's some websites that say they can but that's not easy programmatically), but it could maybe be recorded as a contact detail.

Edit: This would be for skipping someone else's greeting when you want to leave them a message (rather than skipping your own when you're checking your messages)

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If you don't mind having your pin automatically entered when you log into voicemail, just find out what the skip option is (*,1, #, whatever) and add it to your voicemail dial option.

For example, say your pin is 1234 and the skip option is *. You'd go into settings > call settings > voicemail settings and enter *86,,1234#*. Each comma is a pause.

*86 is Verizon. No idea what it is for other carriers.

Edit: Skipping the greeting for Verizon is 1. So *86,,1234#1
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I should have made this clear, I want to make it easier to skip other people's voicemail greeting when I call them to leave a messages (rather than my own when checking voicemail).
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