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  1. Left Coast DJ

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    Android Noobtard Question: The green voicemail icon prompts me to set-up visual voicemail. Is this a Verizon thing and will be charged extra?
     

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    Yep its 2.99 a month.. Its great tho and worth the 3 dollars.
     
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    Literally my only problem with verizon so far, both AT&T and Sprint had VVM for free...not a huge deal, but pretty disappointing since i had gotten so used to it.
     
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    Yea.. Im not complaining though as long as they have have unlimited 4g for only 30 bux
     
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    You know you can get Visual Voice Mail for free if you use Google Voice as your VM service, right?
     
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    Yea. Dont want to though.. 3 dollars a month isnt bad to have it baked in the UI. Idk if google voice is or not..
     
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    Ive seen that, how exactly do you switch over to that from verizons voicemail?
     
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    The best part of google voice is the amusingly wrong voicemail transcripts you can get. Sometimes they're relatively accurate, but I almost prefer it when they're not.

     
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    Yea.. I would rather just have the official voicemail app.. I tried you mail and that was horrible
     
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    OK.. I just downloaded Google Voice and hid the green Verizon/HTC voicemail app. I was confused initially whether the green app was Google Voice.

    For those that don't have Google Voice, it's fantastic. You can customize outgoing messages (1 for your mom & dad, one for you wife/gf, etc.) and also check voicemail from your computer.
     
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    Sign up for Google Voice and then there are instructions on the website. You get notifications in the bar as you would for text/emails/whatever when you have a voicemail. There are lots of other nice features of GV as well, like being able to download and save messages. The weird transcriptions are also amusing. Buncha other stuff it can do too, but that's another thread.
     
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    Nice glad you got that working for ya
     
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    HTCT - thanks much. I'd still be searching the interwebz for these simple answers if it isn't for this forum.
     
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    I set up google voice, but im not seeing a visual voice mail option...

    Ha, i lied...figured it out
     
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    When I click on Visual Voicemail button in my TB is says set up VVM. I enter my pin and it takes me to a page no longer available. How do I get it to work on the TB or do I need to suscribe first. Any help appreciated. Seems like a great feature.
     
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    I have used YouMail for a little over a year and have never had an issue with it and the version I use is free.
     
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    You also lose call waiting by forwarding missed calls to Google Voice. Its a fine tradeoff, as far as I'm concerned though. Just wish VZW would allow call routing to function a bit differently.
     

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