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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Voice mail issue

Just moved over from another provider. Trying to set up my VM. Have read the instructions on doing it but it doesn't provide an answer for why I am having errors. You are supposed to be able to press 1 to get into your voice mail but when I try it says I don't have an active long distance add on and this call is not covered....   

 

Not likely Public so far. Nobody is there to help when you need it...... Does anybody know why I am getting this issue and why I can't access my voice mail to set it up properly???

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Voice mail issue

@bference  go into your voicemail and add a 1 in front of the number. Save it and try again to set it up. Welcome to PM. Stay safe. 

 

Edit ie mine is +1xxx5804001. So long distance never comes into the equation.

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Voice mail issue

@bference dial ##004# to reset all your call forwarding numbers then try holding "1" again

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Oracle

Re: Voice mail issue

@bference , go to the dialer app on the phone and check that the voice mail number is area code + 580-4001.  

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Voice mail issue


@bference wrote:

Just moved over from another provider. Trying to set up my VM. Have read the instructions on doing it but it doesn't provide an answer for why I am having errors. You are supposed to be able to press 1 to get into your voice mail but when I try it says I don't have an active long distance add on and this call is not covered....   

 

Not likely Public so far. Nobody is there to help when you need it...... Does anybody know why I am getting this issue and why I can't access my voice mail to set it up properly???


Perhaps your other provider was *86 or *98 or some such thing. The access number here is +1 your area code 5804001 . Try manually dialing it and then you'll know. If it doesn't get there then try another area code in your province.

You're not at the forwarding stage yet. You're just at trying to access.

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Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Voice mail issue

If still has problem, contact moderator team by clicking the question mark at bottom right.

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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Voice mail issue


@bference wrote:

You are supposed to be able to press 1 to get into your voice mail but when I try it says I don't have an active long distance add on and this call is not covered....   

Just want to make sure you are "holding" 1 for a few seconds to invoke speed-dial, not just dialing 1? Otherwise, please see this link for a list of local voicemail access numbers and pick one in your area. (There is not one for every area code as others suggest) Worst case, program one of these to any speed-dial number other than 1...

 

https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Using-Your-Service/Updated-list-of-Voicemail-Access-N...

 

A network settings reset may automatically try to re-provision the access number. On Android something like Settings > Network & Internet > "..." ellipsis icon in top right > Network settings reset

 

On Android (at least 8.1...) you may be able to edit the voicemail access number manuall in the Phone app settings:

Settings > Voicemail > Advanced Settings > Setup > Voicemail number

 

on iPhone:

- Dial *#5005*86# to check current voicemail access number.

- Dial *5005*86*13065804001# to set a voicemail access number. (Replace with different number as desired from previously linked list)

 

Not likely Public so far. Nobody is there to help when you need it......


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