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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tjreishus, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. tjreishus

    tjreishus Android Enthusiast
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    lately I have been getting my voicemail notifications a day later. Can't figure out why. I also have a serious problem hearing the voicemail from VVM. The volume is extremely low so I have to press my ear against the phone really hard. My prox sensor doesn't work with VVM so when I press against the phone, my face ends up hitting the pause key or speaker. Makes VVM very difficult to use.

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  2. tmsmith

    tmsmith Lurker

    Like everyone is going to recommend... Stop paying Verizon for Voicemail and get in line for Google Voice. Many of us could supply you with a invite if it's still in beta. ;)
  3. tjreishus

    tjreishus Android Enthusiast
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    I'll give a try if it saves me 3 bucks a month and does the same thing. I have read about google voice but I only have 1 phone number. Wouldn't I have to give everyone a new number to call? When someone leaves me a message how does it appear as a message on my phone? Better than Verizon's VVM? I have a business with my phone number printed in many places so changing my number isn't really an option.
  4. tjreishus

    tjreishus Android Enthusiast
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    OK, just answered my own questions. It looks like it will work perfect! Could someone send me an invite if you can?
  5. Telexen

    Telexen Well-Known Member

    Here's a thread for GV invite requests. I think Google's support forums also have threads dedicated to invite requests (that are probably filled a lot faster)...or I think at this point you can buy an invite from eBay for about $2.

    Just remember that while you just want the visual voicemail, which you can do without getting a Google Voice phone #, you'll regret it later if you don't register a new one. Nothing's forcing you to use it now, but it offers so much more that you might want later.
  6. tmsmith

    tmsmith Lurker

    Once signed up for Google Voice, you can change for your current phone number to go to Google Voicemail rather than the Verizon Wireless voicemail. It's as easy as calling a number and activating it.

    Once you have done that, you can set up personal voicemail greetings. Since you say you use it for business as well, you can have one professional greeting and another for family and friends. If you want it to ring another number before going to voicemail this can be setup. The options are limitless.

    The only downside is the application isn't push, meaning it has to manually refresh to see if there are any voicemails. I'm not sure how VVM is. This is only a minor concern considering you can have Google Voice send you a transcribed email or SMS so you don't even have to 'listen' to your voicemail. Granted, the transcribe may not be perfect, you can typically get the jest of what the phone call was about. If not, it's as easy as dialing your Google Voicemail. You can even set up so '1' dials the correct voicemail box.

    Hope that helped.

    EDIT: Looks like I took to long typing.
  7. tjreishus

    tjreishus Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    just sent you a pm, thanks
  8. Aquineas

    Aquineas Newbie

    It seems to me that Verizon's VVM sucks. I frequently get the "voice mail activity" icon only to not have any voice mail activity. Furthermore, manually refreshing to retrieve messages fails about 9 out of 10 times. It's definitely not worth the money and I will be canceling it.

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