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    Default How to activate "voicemail" - Messagebank

    Hi all

    I have searched and read all the relevant threads regarding this issue but still not clear.

    Note I am not asking about Visual Voicemail, as I am aware this is not available yet on any of the carrier/telco in Australia.

    I just want to activate my "voicemail" or better known as Messagebank rather than letting unanswered calls go to the default carrier's "voicemail" (which btw is very annoying and surprising no one leaves any message).

    If it helps I am with Telstra.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Well, I'm with Optus. All I did was in "Phone" section of the iPhone, I pressed on "Voicemail" and it automatically directed me to an introduction messagebank, and proceeded to set up my account etc etc. But if that doesn't work, just key in Telstra's number for messagebank and store it as your voicemail number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antidote View Post
    Hi all

    I have searched and read all the relevant threads regarding this issue but still not clear.

    Note I am not asking about Visual Voicemail, as I am aware this is not available yet on any of the carrier/telco in Australia.

    I just want to activate my "voicemail" or better known as Messagebank rather than letting unanswered calls go to the default carrier's "voicemail" (which btw is very annoying and surprising no one leaves any message).

    If it helps I am with Telstra.

    Thanks in advance.
    Taken from Whirpool, works on gen one iphone.

    WARNING don't follow any of the other advice as it is for 1st gen phone

    iPhone and Voicemail SMS - Apple iPhone - Mobile Phones


    Credit goes to the hackint0sh guys for finding this out.

    For those who've unlocked and have a non-functioning Voicemail button, here's how to fix it:

    1. First, take note of what your voicemail number is with your current provider (for example, in Spain the Vodafone voicemail number is 177).

    2. Click the phone button in your iPhone.
    3. Click the keypad tab.
    4. Type the following code:

    *5005*86*xxx#
    Where xxx is your voicemail number, using the Spain Vodafone example, you would be typing *5005*86*177#

    5. Hit call.
    6. Give it a bit, and the code will be set.
    7. Hit the voicemail button, and it will now call your voicemail.
    Retrieved from "http://modmyiphone.com/wiki/index* .php/Getting_voicemail_to_work_on_* unlocked_iPhone"

    so use these Aussie voicemail settings;

    vodafone *5005*86*121#
    telstra *5005*86*101#
    optus *5005*86*321#
    virgin *5005*86*212#


    Cheers

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    Excellent - thanks for posting this.

    I can confirm that it works as described
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    Quote Originally Posted by melted.marsbar View Post
    Excellent - thanks for posting this.

    I can confirm that it works as described
    You are most welcome, always happy to help if I can

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    And they are the exact same codes for the 1st gen iPhone as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherokee View Post

    For those who've unlocked and have a non-functioning Voicemail button, here's how to fix it:

    1. First, take note of what your voicemail number is with your current provider (for example, in Spain the Vodafone voicemail number is 177).

    2. Click the phone button in your iPhone.
    3. Click the keypad tab.
    4. Type the following code:

    *5005*86*xxx#
    Where xxx is your voicemail number, using the Spain Vodafone example, you would be typing *5005*86*177#

    5. Hit call.
    6. Give it a bit, and the code will be set.
    7. Hit the voicemail button, and it will now call your voicemail.
    Retrieved from "http://modmyiphone.com/wiki/index* .php/Getting_voicemail_to_work_on_* unlocked_iPhone"

    so use these Aussie voicemail settings;

    vodafone *5005*86*121#
    telstra *5005*86*101#
    optus *5005*86*321#
    virgin *5005*86*212#


    Cheers
    Thanks cherokee. I read about this in one of the earlier threads but it ended with a guarded response. That is, someone mentioned that by doing the above, it might disable any potential use of Visual Voicemail in the future?? Thoughts?

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    antidote the voice mail button is already setup on a Telstra iPhone what you need to do is call Telstra and get your messagebank enabled. On some of the new accounts this has just been set to send a text you missed a call.

    I personally have left my messagebank dissabled and will enable when visual voice mail comes online in the next few weeks.

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