- 11-13-2012, 11:08 PM #1
So I realized that my visual voicemail is not working, and there is very little information ANYWHERE on how to fix it. It works fine when I pop the sim into my iPhone 4S, but then does not in the Lumia 920. Under settings, it says to contact the service provider.
Long story short, after spending over an hour on the line with the rep, nothing was resolved. She claimed she saw the issue and another team would have to call me back within 24 hours. She stated she had to remove the data plan and add it back, but didn't want to do that since I had the "unlimited" grandfathered plan and she couldn't add unlimited to any account.
So I am stuck here without getting any sort of voicemail updates. Is visual voicemail working fine for all of you? Has anyone else run into this problem? If so, is there a fix?
11-13-2012, 11:18 PM #2
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Others are able to use visual voicemail without issue, there is another thread on it around here somewhere.
However, I suggest just setting up a youmail account and using the magikmail app on WP and you will be good to go. That way, if you ever switch platforms, or companies, get a new device, etc. it will already be set up, just download the app and you are back in business. I have mine set up so that certain people get certain greetings (my boss gets a professional one, my wife a romantic one, and my friends from college funny ones, etc.) As noted above, if you switch, all of your settings, greetings, old messages that you want to keep, etc. will still be there. I've had it for years now and have kept it from Blackberry, to Android, and now to WP8 and it works great.
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- 11-13-2012, 11:19 PM #3
I had visual voicemail on my 900 and it carried over to the 920, but I had someone switch me on their computer within an AT&T store instead of just popping my SIM in. So maybe they did something. Anyway all I did was call voicemail, enter pin, then hang up. Then it asks you for your pin again via a popup and tada visual voicemail. Same process I followed on the 900, but it is an account type thing not a device type thing.
- 11-14-2012, 12:42 AM #5
I had this come up when I got my HTC One X before. You need to call AT&T and request they add Visual Voicemail to your plan. I noticed you have Unlimited which I have as well. This is the Data plan you need.
Data Unlimited for 4G LTE w/Visual Voice Mail
Once you have it, you can do what oldpueblo said to activate the Visual Voice Mail. Mine works no problem.
- 11-14-2012, 01:04 AM #6
Thanks. She claimed that she wasn't able to change any unlimited data. I didn't want to push it because I have heard people have issues with a rep messing up the data. WHile it's not unlimited, 5GB at $30 is way better than my other options if they screw things up. WHat is strange is that LTE works just fine on my phone, so I am really unsure what the deal is. Hopefully I get a call tomorrow. If not, I will try and call them back and confirm that that is the exact name of the data plan on my account.
- 11-14-2012, 01:27 AM #9
Yeah VVM is tied to the data plan, but they do have to set it up. If it's setup as basic then you won't get the prompt on the phone to set it up. Call a rep and tell them your VVM isn't working and they should be able to check the account and fix it then the next time you login to your voicemail the old fashioned way and hang up, you should get a prompt to set up VVM.
- 11-14-2012, 02:48 AM #12
If your sim is provisioned for iPhone Visual Voicemail won't work. IPhones have their own provisioning. Same thing goes the other way, have your phone provisioned for the LTE plan and pop into iPhone and Visual Voicemail won't work on that phone. I switch phones often (maybe not so much now I love this phone) and have found that leaving my phone provisioned for LTE (without visual voicemail) provision works best for me. With that setting visual voicemail works on windows phone as well as all the android devices that at&t offers. If I jump to iPhone I use youmail. However I love the way visual voicemail is baked into WP8.
- 11-14-2012, 03:01 AM #13
I had a problem logging into my voicemail too. It kept popping up an error when I entered my voicemail password. Ended up calling my phone from another line, left a message, and when the voicemail showed up on my phone, it popped up a different message that asked for my voicemail password. I entered it and it has worked perfectly since.
- 11-14-2012, 06:35 PM #15
So I never got a call, but earlier today I got the pop from VVM asking for my pin. I can only assume they did something on their end? I have yet to tinker with popping the sim back into my iPhone. Haven't really missed the phone at all, but I will try it in a bit just to see what happens.
- 11-14-2012, 06:58 PM #16
Never had this on my previous phone, but now with my Lumia 920/WP8 I always get prompted for my passcode when I try to open the 'phone' app. However, I've also reset my visual voicemail passcode twice on AT&T's website (which defaults to your 7 digit phone number), but it never works.
So now I'm stuck with a password prompt every time I want to make a call or check voicemail (basically every time I open the "Phone" app).
The reset passcode for visual voicemail does not work.
- 11-14-2012, 07:19 PM #17
- 11-14-2012, 07:23 PM #18
Funny thing is after doing that I no longer get prompted for visual voicemail password (I never entered the new password). I even restarted my phone, still no password prompt. I am not sure if visual voicemail is working at all now, guess I'll have to ignore the next call I get to find out. :)
- 11-14-2012, 07:32 PM #19
In your phone app, do you see both "history" and "voicemail" pivots? If you only see "history", then try rebooting your phone. When I fixed mine I had to reboot before it asked me for my VVM password and I got the "voicemail" pivot.
I must have gotten lucky when I called AT&T support; my CSR really knew his stuff
11-14-2012, 07:37 PM #21
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I had this issue earlier today. What kicked it in for me was just calling my voicemail number and then going out of it. Once I did that the 'popup' came up when I went to the dialing app. Then, I called my voicemail again - set my pin password and voila! Voicemail!
I never had it on my Focus, but its always been on my data plan. But, now it works on my L920!
- 11-14-2012, 10:24 PM #22