- 09-28-2011, 11:39 AM #1
Forgive me, if this has already been adressed. But on my t mobile hd7, visual voicemail will not activate, I have a friend with the same phone and he says that his will not either. I wis thinking that T mobile perhaps won't activate the feature untill they start official rollout? Anyone got it to work?
- 09-28-2011, 11:49 AM #2
you have to either get on the my.t-mobile site or call CS and have them activate Visual Voice Mail for your account. The service is free but must be activated. It is easy to do online. Should work after that.
09-29-2011, 02:18 AM #6
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I *still* don't understand the ruckus about this. I've used YouMail since the day I got my phone on Sprint-- MagikMail is the YouMail client for the phone. I've had visual voicemail for 6 months! Can anyone explain to me why it's advantageous to have it built in to the OS instead of using YouMail?
- 09-29-2011, 11:02 AM #9
I am having the same problem with the HTC HD7 on T-moblie and it seems that everyone I have seen mention a problem has this phone on this carrier. I checked my account and have Visual Voicemail enabled, I got the confirmation email and it still doesn't work even after rebooting the phone.
- 09-29-2011, 11:32 AM #10
You really have no idea why it is easier/better/more advantageous to use something built into the phone then having to find a 3rd party app that doesn't work like sh**???
I bet you have "m.gmail.com" saved to your start page because using IE9 works great for checking your gmail...there is no need to use the built in email client. :happy:
- 09-29-2011, 12:26 PM #13
- 09-29-2011, 01:08 PM #14
Oh, I think I can do you one better - here is the transcript of my chat with T-Mobile while trying to get some info on Visual Voicemal
You have been connected to _David M.
Amy H: Why is Visual Voicemail not working on my HTC HD7 Windows Phone which just got the mango upgrade?
_David M: Hi Amy , welcome to T-Mobile live Chat. I’m _David and I will be happy to assist you. Please give me a moment to review your question.
_David M: I understand wanting to make sure your Visual Voicemail is working properly.
_David M: Did you check for updates in the Windows Marketplace for the Visual Voicemail?
Amy H: It is a built in feature of the phone and shouldn't require anything from Marketplace. It is part of the upgrade to the operating system.
Amy H: It seems to be a common problem on the HD7
Amy Hitchcock: Others on T-Mobile are not having this issue.
_David M: There has been updates to the Visual Voicemail. Please, check the Windows Marketplace before we proceed.
Amy H: What am I supposed to be checking for exactly - when I go to settings/applications/phone there is an option to enable visual voicemail. What EXACTLY am I supposed to try to find in Marketplace?
_David M: The application is requesting you enable it? Have you selected that option?
Amy H: There is no application it is an option in the upgrade of the operating system with the Mango upgrade - are you even familiar with Windows Phone 7? The new upgrade came out on 9/27 so it is now considered to be Windows Phone 7.5 aka Mango?
_David M: I am familiar with all Windows Mobile, Android, and Symbian OS.
Amy Hitchcock: Then why do you seem to think this is an application?
_David M: Anything on the device other than the Operating System is a application, the dialer is an application, the messaging is an application, the visual voicemail is an application.
Amy H: Ok, well for most people when they refer to an application they are talking about something they downloaded from the Marketplace.
_David M: When you slide open the drawer with all of the icons on it, those are all applications.
_David M: Open the Visual Voicemail.
Amy Hitchcock: I didn't download this it became an available option when I upgraded to OS version 7.10.7720.68
Amy H: There is NOTHING TO OPEN!!!\
Amy H: \
_David M: Let me check for known issues, in the meantime, open your WIndows marketplace, and download T-Mobile Visual Voicemail.
Amy H: From the Home Screen, select SETTINGS, select APPLICATIONS, select PHONE and there is an option to enable Visual Voicemail
Amy H: I just checked the Marketplace and T-Mobile Visual Voicemail doesn't exist.
Amy H: What is the name that it would be listed under other than that.
_David M: That would be the only thing, please, allow me 3-4 minutes to look into this for you.
Amy H: Fine. You might want to check your support forums because I am not the only one having this problem.
_David M: Thank you.
- 09-29-2011, 01:22 PM #15
Last edited by blackhawk7188; 09-29-2011 at 01:22 PM. Reason: typo
- 09-29-2011, 02:51 PM #17
In response to Sketchy9, KingCrimson and Rhody
And because when it's integrated, it will use the images of my contacts in the WP, rather than a stale upload to YouMail. Also, I am hoping that there could be voicemail integration with the contacts pages... so I could see recent vm as well as email/txt. That last bit would have to be in a future update I think.
MM can be pinned to your start menu - it's even quicker to access than voicemail... one touch instead of two...
And yes, YouMail is paid if you want transcription or more features. But the basic stuff is free. I think the App had a price too... which is weird because it's free on iOS, BB and ANdroid.
Last edited by kallemia; 09-29-2011 at 02:57 PM. Reason: clarification
09-29-2011, 11:47 PM #19
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The best feature for me was being able to check voicemail while overseas and out of Sprint coverage, both on my phone with WiFi as well as via my laptop through the web browser. I have no idea if the integrated solution will allow that, but my gut feeling is "no way". Also, if you choose to pay for it, you can get voice transcription.
BTW your gmail analogy is flawed; if there were a gmail APP that was superior to the built-in client, of course I would use it (and the popularity of the Gmaps app to replace the built-in Maps suggests that many people agree with me). Clearly a pinned shortcut to m.gmail.com is not a superior app.
So yes, I question why there is so much demand for a feature that will almost assuredly be inferior to an existing YouMail/MagikMail combination.
- 11-28-2011, 11:25 AM #20
I know this is an old thread, but I've been having thir problem as well. Occasionally I would hunt around the web to try to find if someone has solved the issue. I'v just now found the solution (at least one that worked for me) and figured I would update this thread in case others are still having the problem. For me the solution turned out to be quite simple:
Create a new text message, to: 122
The message content should be:
Send the message.
*Note: To get the '=', on the Alpha keyboard touch the symbol key. On the first symbol keyboard touch the right-pointing arrow key '->' to get to the second symbol keyboard.
Hope this helps.