1. boneycat's Avatar
    Coming from an iphone I never realized how much I liked this feature. It's like taking a step back in time using the wp. It's been almost 2 months since AT&T said they were working on it. Any new news?
    11-21-2011 10:47 PM
  2. power5's Avatar
    Total BS. I did not even know that ATT was in charge of that. Really sucks that they only have it for iphone. Who's idea is that? If thats apple's doing then its illegal in the USA under antitrust policies. Would not put it past them though.
    11-22-2011 07:47 AM
  3. jfa1's Avatar
    Nothing yet they have said that its coming they are working on it it and will enable it when ready. I have been assuming that its going to come with a firmware update thats supposed to be imminebt as well
    11-22-2011 09:51 AM
  4. 5tephen's Avatar
    That's crazy since my HD7 has had VVM since Mango dropped

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    11-22-2011 10:15 AM
  5. Blacklac's Avatar
    It just takes them a while to get it on new phones. It has nothing to do with the iPhone. All phones have (or should have) VVM. New Blackberry's dont have it yet either.
    11-22-2011 12:10 PM
  6. power5's Avatar
    iPhone 4S had it at launch.
    11-22-2011 02:22 PM
  7. boneycat's Avatar
    iPhone 4S had it at launch.
    All iphones have had it from day 1.
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    11-22-2011 02:37 PM
  8. power5's Avatar
    Yeah, so its not that new phones take time to get it. Its that ATT is giving Apple preferential treatment for some reason. If its due to apple "asking" for it, then its against USA antitrust laws for a company to use its leverage to unbalance the market in its favor.
    11-22-2011 03:22 PM
  9. spokanedj's Avatar
    My understanding is that Apple does VVM a little different than everyone else. Its the carriers that have to build the compatability for it on the backend. Now the VVM that Windows Phone Mango supports is based on the OMTP specs, which isn't what AT&T VVM is (its a variant of that, not sure to what extent). Therefore, AT&T has to add support on the backend before it will work with Mango.

    Carriers like T-Mobile on the other hand do have OMTP support, which is what VVM in Mango works on T-Mobile.

    The Rumor a while back was that AT&T should have VMM support soon. I'm not holding my breath, though.
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    11-23-2011 10:45 PM
  10. Vector555's Avatar
    It is in the works for sure. In the mean time check out an app called magicmail or go to youmail.com! It works very well.
    11-23-2011 10:57 PM
  11. jfa1's Avatar
    Yeah, so its not that new phones take time to get it. Its that ATT is giving Apple preferential treatment for some reason. If its due to apple "asking" for it, then its against USA antitrust laws for a company to use its leverage to unbalance the market in its favor.
    So will keep you from getting the titan which you can get for a penny tomorrow?
    11-24-2011 09:45 AM
  12. power5's Avatar
    Nope. But will be something I dislike till its updated.
    11-26-2011 08:15 AM
  13. Matthew Mazzenga's Avatar
    I seem to remember reading that Apple insisted AT&T had to have it on the iPhone, back when AT&T was the only carrier with the iPhone.

    In any case, I agree they need to get it on WP soon. That's the only thing I miss about the iPhone, and I don't take kindly to anyone making me miss anything about the iPhone. lol

    I tried using Magikmail, but it just wasn't the same. :(
    11-26-2011 11:35 AM
  14. soundguise's Avatar
    I am currently waiting for my Titan on at&t coming from a Pre Plus on Verizon and I had a similar frustration over there. My solution was to use the Google Voice voicemail feature with a no answer forwarding setup on my Verizon line. It worked well and Google Voice transcribed and emailed me or sent me a text and a link to hear the message.

    I also used an app to get the more "visual" feel.
    11-26-2011 12:27 PM
  15. Vector555's Avatar
    @Mazenga it has been a long while since I used visual voice mail on an iPhone. Can you tell me why features it has that magikmail doesn't provide?

    Sent from my Something Somwhere
    11-27-2011 02:35 PM
  16. Fleon's Avatar
    Yeah, so its not that new phones take time to get it. Its that ATT is giving Apple preferential treatment for some reason. If its due to apple "asking" for it, then its against USA antitrust laws for a company to use its leverage to unbalance the market in its favor.
    I find your concept of anti-trust laws to be very flawed.

    Oh, IAAL, btw.
    11-27-2011 03:02 PM
  17. TaliZorah's Avatar
    With the most WP7 phones you would think AT&T would have the most features unlocked.

    T-Mobile (my Radar) has VV. Too bad the carrier has to approve for you AT&T people.
    11-27-2011 08:22 PM
  18. N8ter's Avatar
    Carriers approve everything that uses their services or network. Tmobile gives away visual voicemail, so no approval was really necessary there. They have their own apps for other platforms. Microsoft just saved them money and development time :-)

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    11-27-2011 09:07 PM
  19. TaliZorah's Avatar
    Carriers approve everything that uses their services or network. Tmobile gives away visual voicemail, so no approval was really necessary there. They have their own apps for other platforms. Microsoft just saved them money and development time :-)

    Sent from my SGH-T959 using Tapatalk
    Why should there be? It works flawlessly. All AT&T has to do is press a button to allow it on their networks. I don't understand why it takes them so long especially since they tout themselves as the flagship carrier for WP7.
    11-27-2011 09:38 PM
  20. jeremyshaw's Avatar
    I originally accepted the original explanation of AT&T's Visual Voicemail being designed for the nonspec iPhone, and the "official" VVM spec was being implemented. However, what that doesn't excuse, is why the AT&T HTC Vivid, an Android phone, has Visual Voicemail and works it perfectly fine.
    11-28-2011 11:08 PM
  21. spokanedj's Avatar
    I talked to an AT&T rep on Sunday to deal with some account issues and asked about the Visual Voice Mail. She said that AT&T is expecting to work with some Android phones soon. Doing some research, I found a page on AT&T with some info:

    AT&T - AT&T Visual Voicemail: An Introduction

    It looks like the Android LTE phones (ICS?) are getting the VVM option. I think its also funny that the iPhone plans have longer messages and retention. WT!?

    I'll see if I can find an account with the Android LTE data provisioned to try a Mango phone on and see if it works. I tried it on an iPhone account and it didn't, but maybe the Android configuration is closer to what WP7 needs.
    11-29-2011 06:26 PM
  22. Matthew Mazzenga's Avatar
    11-30-2011 09:28 PM
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