How to clear "Voicemail Pending" icon in notification bar?

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  1. Vesbon

    Vesbon Well-Known Member
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    I have this annoying "voicemail pending" in my notification bar that will not go away. When I pull down the notification bar it says "Voicemail Pending. Tap ehere to call Voicemail. Sat, July 24, 2010."

    I tap it, it calls my voicemail, but it says I have no voicemail. The notification doesn't go away.

    Is there a way to "force" this notification to go away?

    I have a Sprint HTC Hero.

    THanks,
    -v

     

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  2. EmoTonyB

    EmoTonyB Well-Known Member
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    when you pull down your notification bar down, do you not have a 'clear' button on the top right?
     
  3. cyn

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    I've not seen the clear get rid of the notification w/ MotoDroid, I have to call in to get the message & if I forget to delete it before hanging up, the notification stays until I go back play the voicemail again the hit "7" to delete it. That's the only way to get rid of them for Verizon.
     
  4. shlackey

    shlackey New Member
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    Were you able to clear the annoying alert? I am having the same issue and cannot clear it.
     
  5. karnoff

    karnoff Well-Known Member
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    i had that too on my phone the other day. I use google voice as my voicemail so I just uninstalled the sprint voicemail app with Titanium backup. Got rid of the notification
     
  6. jmflint

    jmflint Member
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    This worked for me (on Sprint):

    Call yourself and leave a message (or have someone call you). Listen to the message via the "pending voicemail" link. The icon will disappear (it takes a few minutes after the deletion, but it's gone!).

    Julia
     
  7. iOlivia10

    iOlivia10 New Member
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    THIS 100% WORKS!! and its completly easy. (HTC Hero)
    Go to your settings, then go to applications, then go to manage applications, then scroll all the way down to voicmail, tap voicemail, then scroll down to force stop. Then tap force stop, and the icon goes away. It temporaraly stops your voicemail, but once you tap on the voicmail app, it starts again without the icon. :) www.olivia-knowstechnology.blogspot.com
     
  8. CatCrazy

    CatCrazy New Member
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    Thanks iOlivia10! - Your suggestion was the one that finally worked. ;)
     
  9. ramruth

    ramruth New Member
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    Thanks Olivia...on point!:)

     
  10. shirljennings

    shirljennings New Member
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    YESSSSSSSS!! Thank you iOlivia10 this worked!
    THIS 100% WORKS!! and its completly easy. (HTC Hero)
    Go to your settings, then go to applications, then go to manage applications, then scroll all the way down to voicmail, tap voicemail, then scroll down to force stop. Then tap force stop, and the icon goes away. It temporaraly stops your voicemail, but once you tap on the voicmail app, it starts again without the icon. :) www.olivia-knowstechnology.blogspot.com
     
  11. Tangent

    Tangent Well-Known Member
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    You can clear that notification more easily and without stopping the service:

    - Settings
    - Call
    - Clear voicemail notification
     
  12. Zenkai76

    Zenkai76 New Member
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    Thanks Olivia, that worked!
     
  13. Drakonas

    Drakonas New Member
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    Tangent, that option is not on my CM7 phone, so that may not work for everyone.

    I'm going to provide another option for those that don't have a "Voicemail" app in their "All" app list (like me on my custom CM7 rom). Plus there's an extra bonus for those running ICS. This is more of a direct fix, anyways.

    Check out Visual Voicemail Plus by PhoneFusion. I found a setting in the app under "Notifications and Sound", called "Ignore carrier voicemail". Also, you can disable "SDCard not found" notifications and enable a "Disable space warning" option, for those who hate the ICS "storage space low" warnings.

    The "Plus" version is free to use, but it does require registration. Just use a secondary email for ads. You don't need to purchase. I believe you can even uninstall the app after changing these settings. I think they access hidden, built-in Android settings that the Settings app sometimes isn't configured to show. But I could be wrong.

    Also, it doesn't require root.
     

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