1. dakranii's Avatar
    I know visual voicemail has been talked about in here before, but I'm extra annoyed about it today. How is Verizon able to do this? And how is it not even present on the W10M Preview, which is straight from MS and not through Verizon?

    wp_ss_20151103_0001.pngvisualvoicemail.png

    It's frustrating that although Windows has the option built right into the OS and it works fine on other carriers, if you want it on Verizon you have to pay $2.99 and use their own app which requires a separate tile and is outside of the phone app.

    Have we ever received word from Verizon on why this is the case? (I'm going to post on their forum)
    11-03-2015 11:28 AM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Forget Carriers.

    Use YouMail on the web + ISeeVM on the phone. Portable VVM that works consistently from phone to phone and carrier to carrier. Free and easy.

    I think you can even xfer it to a new number.
    11-03-2015 02:08 PM
  3. dakranii's Avatar
    Go to know, I've got it set up now. Thanks for the suggestion!

    I'm still curious about Verizon's issue. I'll use YouMail and probably like it, but I still like the idea of VVM integrated into my phone app.
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    11-03-2015 03:45 PM
  4. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    VVM requires some backend component, if your phone is on Verizon, that component is not found, so Windows does not show the nonfunctional tab.
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    11-03-2015 04:26 PM
  5. Polychrome's Avatar
    There is a Visual Voicemail app for Verizon that can be downloaded from the store if you already have the feature. It's a separate icon but it does the trick.
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    11-29-2015 07:01 AM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    There is a Visual Voicemail app for Verizon that can be downloaded from the store if you already have the feature. It's a separate icon but it does the trick.
    Seems the user is aware of the App and doesn't like the idea of paying for VVM and getting inferior integration. User reviews of the App are all one star.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=admpEjbn

    It's frustrating that although Windows has the option built right into the OS and it works fine on other carriers, if you want it on Verizon you have to pay $2.99 and use their own app which requires a separate tile and is outside of the phone app.
    I'm curious, dakrani, how you like YouMail + ISeeVM thus far?
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-29-2015 11:52 AM
  7. Polychrome's Avatar
    Well, it made more sense than telling him to run out and buy a 735. I imagine most people here are Icon or M8 holdouts. (Like me.... LOL)
    11-29-2015 06:02 PM
  8. Br1t's Avatar
    Verizon are sharks, they are the most expensive by far and nickel n' dime you to death on things that should be included. Unless its a coverage issue the problem is easily fixed with another carrier.
    11-29-2015 06:12 PM
  9. Polychrome's Avatar
    Verizon are sharks, they are the most expensive by far and nickel n' dime you to death on things that should be included. Unless its a coverage issue the problem is easily fixed with another carrier.
    It *IS* included on newer VoLTE phones. The problem is that the Icon and M8 are not, and most users who bother hanging around a fan forum aren't going to go after cheap or mid-range devices. They're going after the biggest processor/space/RAM they can find. I'm not saying that's bad. I'm just saying it's a tradeoff in this case. Honestly, I'm holding out on one of the 3rd party manufacturers coming up with something shiny and new.

    I *really* love my Icon, but I may ditch it for a 735 myself as it is starting to fall apart at the seams (About as literally as I can mean it. The screen may be tough but the outer casing is not.). While it's a downgrade in processing power, I do want to be able to use the newer voice features. I know a few of the other manufacturers were looking to make Win 10 phones, and I'm just holding out in case one shows up.
    11-29-2015 06:39 PM
  10. cracgor's Avatar
    I talked with Microsoft tech support about this for my 950xl. They told me it is not built into the OS. I didn't believe it when ATT told me the same thing. It is another example of slowly taking away stuff, out they just didn't think to add it for the initial release.
    11-29-2015 06:45 PM
  11. Br1t's Avatar
    Interesting since it works just fine on my AT&T M8 on the latest build of W10. I would hazard a guess that initial setup of a correctly provisioned SIM works once you do the first vm dial in.
    11-29-2015 07:25 PM
  12. dakranii's Avatar
    I'm curious, dakrani, how you like YouMail + ISeeVM thus far?
    It's okay. It's certainly full-featured enough, but it's kind of overkill for me and a little more hands-on than I wanted. And it's still not integrated into the Phone App, which is what I primarily wanted. It requires a separate tile (which is quite ugly, BTW). I appreciate that it's free and available on my Surface as well, but I think I'm going to cancel it as I don't like re-routing my number through another service, for whatever reason.
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    12-07-2015 09:22 AM
  13. dakranii's Avatar
    Well, it made more sense than telling him to run out and buy a 735. I imagine most people here are Icon or M8 holdouts. (Like me.... LOL)
    The 735 has VVM built into the Phone App and free? I had the $2.99 service and separate app from Verizon for a bit for my 928, but I cancelled it. I like the looks of the 735, but the fact that it's missing the camera button and Glance is a no-go for me. I use those two features too often to let them go.
    12-07-2015 09:23 AM
  14. dakranii's Avatar
    I talked with Microsoft tech support about this for my 950xl. They told me it is not built into the OS. I didn't believe it when ATT told me the same thing. It is another example of slowly taking away stuff, out they just didn't think to add it for the initial release.
    The image above shows it as part of the Phone App. Is that not really the case? Does your 950XL Phone App look like the screenshot on the left? Did you buy the ATT 950XL or an unlocked one?
    12-07-2015 09:25 AM
  15. Polychrome's Avatar
    The 735 has VVM built into the Phone App and free? I had the $2.99 service and separate app from Verizon for a bit for my 928, but I cancelled it. I like the looks of the 735, but the fact that it's missing the camera button and Glance is a no-go for me. I use those two features too often to let them go.
    Yeah, that's a tough one. I know the Lancet that LG makes has some gesture controls, but it's also smaller, so I'm not sure it would work out either. (Let's just say I've sold that one on the basis of it being small to concerned parents.) I ended up getting the 735 because my icon had a bit of an accident. So far I'm happy with it.

    The only issue I've found with the voicemail is there's no way to reinstall it (that I can find) without wiping the phone. I've never tried to find a hidden app in the store before, so I will do some more research.
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    12-11-2015 02:27 PM
  16. GreenScrew's Avatar
    I have a 735 with VoLTE enabled on it but not sure how to use visual voicemail? What I have noticed is that I no longer get an indication that I have voice mail pending and instead seem to receive a text message (illegible garbly gook). Am I missing something here? How am I able to use/leverage this "free" visual voicemail on my 735??
    03-02-2016 07:06 PM
  17. pcwilliams's Avatar
    I have a 735 with VoLTE enabled on it but not sure how to use visual voicemail? What I have noticed is that I no longer get an indication that I have voice mail pending and instead seem to receive a text message (illegible garbly gook). Am I missing something here? How am I able to use/leverage this "free" visual voicemail on my 735??
    I do not see here if this issue was resolved. I have the same problem...735 on w10 fast ring, no voice mail indicator in the ph app, and i also receive a garbage txt anytime i get a voicemail.
    06-17-2016 03:59 PM

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