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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by muddy00, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. muddy00

    muddy00 Active Member
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    Anyone with their x using vvm? Just curious if it improved from the droid version . My incerdible one works great but original m Droid didn't work too well.
     

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  2. D13

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    I would say give google voice a try. It is open to the public now.
     
  3. BCox

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    Does Google Voice do visual voicemail?
     
  4. odiej34

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    yes it does and very nicely as well.
     
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  5. JubbaTheHutt

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    http://www.YouMail.com

    YouMail also has Visual Voice mail, but I believe there is a fee associated with it.
     
  6. Phantom_LS2

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    Are you sure? I signed up about 3 weeks ago and still haven't recieved any confirmation.
     
  7. verdegallardo

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    I use google voice also. It has several other benefits too. Free SMS, text transcripts of your messages, emails of your messages, personalized greetings based upon the caller etc.
     
  8. D13

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    Yeah I am using it right now and didn't get it till it was out of beta.
     
  9. krichek

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    What didn't work with regards to your original Droid? I've had mine since the week they came out and never had any issues using vvm..
     
  10. all3n_y

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    Would having visual voicemail on my phone require an extra charge to my bill?
     
  11. Flying_Hellfish

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    Not if you use google voice. VZW has visual voicemail but it is a monthly charge last I checked.
     
  12. muddy00

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    Mainly just long delays for notification sometimes up to 8 hours.
     
  13. Travisimo

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    I'll be getting a Droid X on Thursday and will likely be setting up Google Voice instead of paying for Visual Voicemail. However, am I correct in assuming you have to give everyone your Google Voice number to call instead of your Verizon cell number to use Google Voicemail? Everybody calls your Google Voice number and then calls, voicemails, texts, etc all get forwarded to your phone, right?
     
  14. D13

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    That is correct, when they call gv number everything goes to your phone, as long as you didn't set to block that person.:D
     
  15. Phantom_LS2

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    Well, isn't it possible to set your google voice phone number to be the same as your VZ number? Or is that not true?
     
  16. Flying_Hellfish

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    No. But you can forward your VM to google voice. so they call your VZW number and when it goes to voice mail it will go over to google voice VM. It isn't hard to setup and if you go on google voice go to Settings > Voice Settings and if you have a phone on the acct then you can click the link that says "Activate Google Voicemail on this phone" and it will show you what you need to dial to do the forwarding.

    So you don't have to give out your GV number if you just want to use Visual Voice Mail. All you have to do is forward it and they can call your regular number and it will be handled by google once it goes to VM. :D
     
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  17. verdegallardo

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    No you can use your vzw number. You just need to have them use your voice number for texts if you don't want to pay for text messages through verizon. Once you set it up in the google voice account the instructions to tell your phone to use google voicemail instead of standard is:

    Dial: *71xxxxxxxxxx Deactivate *73 (where x's = areacode+number)
     
  18. Travisimo

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    Ah, great, thanks! I just did this with my current iPhone 4 and it works great. I can have the voicemail notify me via text or e-mail, which is nice. I would assume it'll work even better on the Droid X when I get it.
     

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