I have the Eris and I signed up for the Visual Voicemail through the widget (?) on the home screen. When I listen to my voicemails, they play through the speakerphone. I have tried to turn off the speakerphone by pushing the menu button when I am in Visual VM. I looked in options and preferences and can't find a way to set the phone so the voicemail doesn't play for everyone to hear. Any ideas? Also, what exactly are the benefits of paying an extra $2.99 a month for this service?