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Old May 1st, 2010, 06:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Setting up *86 as a contact without typing password

I want to be able to create a favorite contact for voice mail so I don't have to type a password, much like I used to be able to with ATT. I know pauses need added, but not sure how or where.

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Go to menu>settings>call>voicemail settings>Voicemail number. Add a , (for a pause) and then your pin and # For example, if you pin was 1234 then the Voicemail number would be *86,1234#. You should only need one comma but you can add more to delay the entry of the pin.

BTW, no need to create a special contact. either use the voicemail widget or on the phone, hold the 1 button to dial voicemail.
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when I go to menu/settings/call..............vm is greyed out it won't let me choose it???
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when I go to menu/settings/call..............vm is greyed out it won't let me choose it???
Same here, these settings are greyed out.
Also, how do I get the voice mail widget?
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You have to click the first option, and select my carrier. Then it wont be greyed out.
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You will first need to go to MENU --> SETTINGS --> CALL and then "VOICEMAIL SERVICE"!

After that, then the option will noy be greyed out!!!


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worked perfectly................thank you!!!!!
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I can get it to dial #86, then pause, then it enters the password real fast, then it says the password is incorrect. I've rechecked that I've entered it correctly.
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That did it! Thanks!!!!!
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Okay, I have it set up as *86,****# in the settings. I hit my voice mail dialer widget, select 1 voice mail from list, and it dials *86. There is a short pause followed by a very rapid dialing of my password. The first time the recording says I entered the wrong password. If I end the call, and do the same sequence of events it works the second time. The first three digits of my password are the same, so maybe that is the problem. When I put pauses in b/w each digit it takes too long. Anyone got any other ideas?
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where is the voice mail dialer widget?
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where is the voice mail dialer widget?
hit the + tab next to phone on the bottom of your screen. It is under programs, you will see an icon that says voice mail and select it.
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You can insert 2 commas in a row to make the delay before it enters the password longer. I just tired it on my phone and it worked. Also thanks for the great tip, this is definatley a time saver.
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You can insert 2 commas in a row to make the delay before it enters the password longer. I just tired it on my phone and it worked. Also thanks for the great tip, this is definatley a time saver.
Okay. I got it to work, but had to add two commas and two # signs after password.
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Okay. I got it to work, but had to add two commas and two # signs after password.
This way also worked for me
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I recommend putting in your mobile number rather than dialing *86. This way it counts as a free Verizon to Verizon phone call, doesn't use any minutes.
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Google Voice.. No password and better voicemail.
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I recommend putting in your mobile number rather than dialing *86. This way it counts as a free Verizon to Verizon phone call, doesn't use any minutes.
+1 I always use my ten digit number incase i'm out of state or out of Verizons coverage and roaming. *86 only works on Verizons service towers non roaming.

Edit: Now if Ford will only update Sync to recognize non number characters so I can voice dial straight into my voice mail reading.
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I recommend putting in your mobile number rather than dialing *86. This way it counts as a free Verizon to Verizon phone call, doesn't use any minutes.
Actually no. Calling your voicemail, whether *86 or your own number, from your phone still counts as a regular call since it's actually being forwarded to a landline number. The only way around that, is to call your number from a completely different phone.


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+1 I always use my ten digit number incase i'm out of state or out of Verizons coverage and roaming. *86 only works on Verizons service towers non roaming.
Agreed. I found this one out the hard way YEARS ago when roaming was still a big thing in the States - I had to dial my own 10-digit number to get to voicemail, then press # to enter the password.
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Isn't there an option to not enter a password at all? I don't remember doing it when this when I had sprint, and didn't need to do this with att. Oh'well though, thanks for the info, much appreciated!
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You will first need to go to MENU --> SETTINGS --> CALL and then "VOICEMAIL SERVICE"!

After that, then the option will noy be greyed out!!!



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when I go to select my carrier it gives me a choice of " my carrier" which is already selected and thats all so when I view my voice mail number its still greyed out and I have no other settings for voicemail to edit. its funny cause ive been able to check my messages 2 times out of 50 before by entering my last 4 digits of my phone number which is my password but doesn't hardly work
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Why not just download PF voicemail. It visual vm and its free. no need to make the calls and enter your pin. Just tap the widget and listen away
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Why not just download PF voicemail. It visual vm and its free. no need to make the calls and enter your pin. Just tap the widget and listen away
What is PF voicemail and where do I find it?

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What is PF voicemail and where do I find it?

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Nevermind. I found it. Thanks again.
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One of the best tips i've ever gotten about my phone. Makes it so much easier to check my voicemail while i'm driving.
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Nevermind. I found it. Thanks again.
Glad to help. I believe if you get the upgrade version it will allow you to read the vm
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Google voice is a good option and also transcribes your VM for free. The transcribing isn't always very great though.
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I second the Google Voice option. I moved across the country and was able to get a free local number that forwards all calls to my old cell #. Great for job applications, etc. You can show you have a local # as well, without having to call everyone and get rid of the old # you've had forever. On top of that, you get the VM transcription and also texting for free by changing your GV settings to turn off SMS notification. If anyone texts your GV # it sends the text to the GV app. and bypasses Verizon SMS.
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The whole trick with using the # and , symbols does not seem to work reliably....it will work maybe half the time. it usually just says the password is incorrect. I got pissed off after like the 10th error. Tried adding extra delay with extra , as well. It rarely helps.

Switched to Google Voice. Best decision I made. Screw wasting minutes calling default voicemail with that slow ass auto-voice.
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Google Voice.. No password and better voicemail.
Yea, but Google Voice counts against your minutes. If I leave Verizion for Google Voice, then I don't get free Verizon to Verizon anymore.
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Ah god I love voice-to-text voicemails, ya get some of those random voice mails that it just cant quite interept and you read the message and go wtf??

Awesome widget.
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