1. Quijana's Avatar
    Hello all!
    I am new to smartphones, have had mine less then a month. It is a thing of wonder, but it has one glaring fault: It does not show me how many unheard voicemail messages I have.
    My old plain cell phone was able to do this.
    But my Samsung Galaxy S3 has a green phone icon with the number of missed calls (from known contacts only as far as I can tell) in a tiny orange circle on the green phone icon and that is it. No unheard voicemail indicator anywhere. And I have gotten calls from clients using numbers not on my list and they do not show up even as a missed call. I have to dial *86 and go into the actual voicemail to see how many I have.
    I really really want an icon that shows me how many total unheard voicemails I have from ALL sources, not just my contacts. My old phone was able to do this.
    I do not want my unheard voicemails transcribed into a typed message.
    I do not want my unheard voicemails emailed to me.
    I simply want to be able to glance at my phone and see an icon with a number on it that shows me how many unheard voicemails I have. It seems really simple, but I have scoured the Google App Play Store and have not found a single app or widget that appears able to do this.
    Any help would be appreciated. This is truly making me nuts. I even tried to see if I could make one myself with the Tasker app, but my skills are too low to figure it out and all my attempts have failed. Please help if you can. I am desperate. Sanity is seriously at stake here. It is the one thing I find I hate about my phone.
    Thank you!
    08-26-2012 03:52 AM
  2. Voice-Guy's Avatar
    You should look into Google Voice. I just signed up for it a few days ago to use for my voice mail. Wish I would have done it a long time ago. Not sure if it will do everything you want but it would be worth checking out the information videos on the Google Voice web page.
    08-26-2012 06:30 AM
  3. Lisa Liel's Avatar
    Darcy, did you ever get a (helpful) answer to this? I'm in the same situation.

    06-07-2013 02:11 PM
  4. Erin Perry's Avatar
    I'm in the same situation. Once someone leaves a voicemail, their phone number doesn't show up in the logs, and their message that they leave is, "Give me a call back at this number" Very frustrating.
    07-14-2014 11:46 AM
  5. Doreen99's Avatar
    Has anyone answered this call for help? I am ready to purchase a new phone and my purchase is gong to be based on this very notification capability. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to have a voice mail sit there unanswered. Not my style.
    08-19-2015 10:52 AM