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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

answering machine

Is there a way to check messages without using up minutes?

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Mayor / Maire

Re: answering machine


@whereiswardo wrote:

Is there a way to check messages without using up minutes?


Call your number (or PM voicemail number) from another phone.

 

Voicemail number = area code + 580-4001

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Mayor / Maire

Re: answering machine


@whereiswardo wrote:

Is there a way to check messages without using up minutes?


Call your number from landline? 

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Mayor / Maire

Re: answering machine

Call yourself and press * during the voicemail announcement

You will need to setup the password from by calling in from your cellphone so the first time you will need to use about 5 minutes, but after that you can avoid it

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Mayor / Maire

Re: answering machine

You can also access your voicemail from a landline or any other phone line, by dialing your 10-digit phone number, selecting ‘Send’ or ‘Call’ and then pressing ‘*’ to skip the system greeting.

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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: answering machine

Access voicemail by calling from a landline and dialing your own number. Follow prompts to access messages.

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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: answering machine

The best option, especially if you're on iOS and have lost the visual voicemail function, is to sign up for YouMail. It's an answering system that also provides text transcription of messages that are left. Unless you need more than 20 messages transcribed a month it is totally free and has an excellent spam call blocker.

Once signed up with YouMail, use the usual numeric options on the phone to set up the system how you want it to behave (immediate pick up or after a number of rings, call forwarding etc).

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Mayor / Maire

Re: answering machine


@ajkm wrote:

The best option, especially if you're on iOS and have lost the visual voicemail function, is to sign up for YouMail. It's an answering system that also provides text transcription of messages that are left. Unless you need more than 20 messages transcribed a month it is totally free and has an excellent spam call blocker.

Once signed up with YouMail, use the usual numeric options on the phone to set up the system how you want it to behave (immediate pick up or after a number of rings, call forwarding etc).


Public Mobile does not support visual voice mail.

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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: answering machine


@ajkm wrote:

The best option, especially if you're on iOS and have lost the visual voicemail function, is to sign up for YouMail. 


I tested YouMail last week, and it doesn't work with Public Mobile, at least not with current plans, as the forwarded call lacks the "OCN" when it arrives at YouMail. ("O"riginally "C" alled "N" umber) So their system is unable to tell who's mailbox to associate the call to...

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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: answering machine


@LovesToPM wrote:
Voicemail number = area code + 580-4001

Often, but not always. Sometimes a different overlay area code for the same area, sometimes ending in 4002, etc.

 

To tell for sure what your local access number is, check what your conditional call forwards are set to by default by dialing any of:

*#61# or *#62# or *#67#

 

You can call your voicemail from a landline without ringing your cellphone by dialing the resulting number instead. (As well as saving airtime minutes)