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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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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Originally Posted by PeanyTech
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.
Originally Posted by Tech Addiction
+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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You will first need to go to MENU --> SETTINGS --> CALL and then "VOICEMAIL SERVICE"!
After that, then the option will noy be greyed out!!!
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
Last edited by mpavlovic; February 25th, 2011 at 09:59 PM.
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.
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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