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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by athenssmile, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. athenssmile

    athenssmile Newbie
    Thread Starter

    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?

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  2. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert

    While I haven't used Verizon's visual voicemail, I do use Google Voice as a substitute (I hear it essentially gives the same functionality). However, Google Voice is free.

    The reason I popped into this thread in the first place is that I have a related problem with listening to Google Voice voicemail. Aside from reading the transcribed message, my choices are to listen to the voicemail over the speaker, or through the earpiece. Listening via the speaker presents a privacy issue, as well as the issue of being inconsiderate to those around me. Listening via the earpiece often results in unwanted things happening while the phone is pressed against my cheek, since the proximity sensor doesn't disable the screen (or maybe just Google Voice doesn't tell it to). Maybe this is just an issue on the Droid?

    My point is that if you do get this figured out, you may not like listening via the earpiece anyway.

    BTW, a drawback of voicemail in Google Voice is that unless you have notification sent to you via email or SMS, you don't get immediately notified - Google Voice will poll for it at a frequency you select.
  3. michaelkueter

    michaelkueter Lurker

    Hi there,

    Yeah, I too used Google Voice for better online voicemail service. I suggest try porting to Google voice and you do not need to pay a fee.
  4. athenssmile

    athenssmile Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I called *611 and asked about how to turn the voicemail off of speakerphone. There is no way to do it. The only way to hear your voicemails with Visual Voicemail is through the speakerphone. She understood someone may not want everyone in the room to hear their voicemails and said she would mention this to her supervisor to see if there is some way to fix this problem. Until then, I have discontinued that service.
  5. Mortgage_It

    Mortgage_It Well-Known Member

    bump...anyone figure a way to get visual voicemail to play on handset earpiece and not speaker? thanks.
  6. athenssmile

    athenssmile Newbie
    Thread Starter

    See my response right before yours. From what I was told, there is no way to change it to the earpiece. Speakerphone is currently the only option.
  7. Mortgage_It

    Mortgage_It Well-Known Member

    Is it confirmed that you can not listen to Verizon Visual Voicemails in the handset earpiece? Only Speakerphone? Thanks.
  8. jeffyo

    jeffyo Android Enthusiast

  9. joker84

    joker84 Newbie

    Yep. Should be fixed with the December 11 update. It is in the leaked documents at least.
  10. joker84

    joker84 Newbie


    If you want the audio in the ear piece you can still call your voicemail and listen that way. It is a bug that the speakerphone is all that works for VVM, but that will be fixed soon.
  11. Sketchee

    Sketchee Well-Known Member

    You could switch to Google Voice for voicemail and listen to voicemail in the Google Voice app.
  12. JayPaulie

    JayPaulie Lurker

    So are u guys saying that you are using GV visual voicemail or Verizon visual voicemail?

    If GV, how do I make it work with my droid? I dont wanna pay 3 bucks a month for something I have for free

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The HTC Droid Eris release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7600 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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