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General Voicemail Icon Will Not Go Away!

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  1. DucatiDude

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    This just happened about an hour ago.
    I have Google Voice but only for Voicemail.
    Suddenly the voicemail icon appeared in my notifications drawer. I didn't get a new message. No settings were changed. I've had Google VM for months. The damn icon will not go away. It says I have 1 message. I checked the web site, selected all my messages, marked them as read (just in case). I have no unread messages or voicemails. There is no reason for this. It is driving me crazy! Can anyone help? Thanks!
     

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    Try a battery pull yet? I used to have that happen on my Thunderbolt at times, it would show an unread message, I'd check everything, and it wouldn't go away. Usually a battery pull would resolve that for me (wasn't often that it happened tho). Other than that...not really sure. Haven't seen it on the Nexus yet.
     
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    After doing a battery pull the first icon that comes back up is that dammed voicemail icon! Aaarrggh!
     
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    You have a verizon voicemail somehow. You have to disable your google voicemail temporarily, retrieve your verizon voicemail, then the icon will go away. It happens when Verizon itself sends you a system voicemail.
     
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    A system voicemail? Huh? What, like spam? Never seen this before. I will try this. Thanks.
     
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    ^This. It happened to me once somehow and was maddening until someone suggested that I try this to fix it. I did it and it took care of the problem once and for all.
     
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    So I was worried about disabling Google VM for fear of boinking something. Call me overly paranoid. I called Verizon. They are aware of this issue. They deleted the Google VM #, starts with 518. Had me call *86. Sure nuff, there was a voicemail that snuck in there somehow on the Verizon server. Verizon then re-enabled the 518 Google VM #. The Tech said this sometimes happens when you are on a call and decline another one. Thanks for the tip, Steven.

    P.S. Verizon said they will never send me a system voicemail.
     
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    Glad you got it fixed as I _think_ I was the one of those who helped Cincybearcatfan with this issue for the Moto A855 (OG Droid) somewhere.

    Just for the readers. . . . .
     
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