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  1. carraser891's Avatar
    I have Verizon and they don't have a visual voicemail app that supports the Nexus 6p. I have to dial *86 in order to get voicemail.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-21-2015 12:04 AM
  2. PapaGary's Avatar
    Does stock Android have native visual voicemail?
    No.
    12-21-2015 12:24 AM
  3. UJ95x's Avatar
    With Verizon you have to pay (I think $3 a month) for visual voicemail
    12-21-2015 12:52 AM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    No.
    The Nexus phones actually do. Now .. Do they work with ALL carriers? That is a carrier choice. With T-Mobile I use the stock Visual Voice Mail found within the phone app and it works just like it should. No other T-Mobile app needed.
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    12-21-2015 01:18 AM
  5. PapaGary's Avatar
    The Nexus phones actually do. Now .. Do they work with ALL carriers? That is a carrier choice. With T-Mobile I use the stock Visual Voice Mail found within the phone app and it works just like it should. No other T-Mobile app needed.
    Ah, is that a Marshmallow thing? I'm at EOL with Lollipop.
    12-21-2015 01:24 AM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    Ah, is that a Marshmallow thing? I'm at EOL with Lollipop.
    Yep MM thing .
    12-21-2015 01:28 AM
  7. Lefank's Avatar
    I use "youmail"... I like it a lot.

    Lefank
    12-21-2015 07:04 AM
  8. hallux's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon. I have my number forwarded with "no-answer transfer" to my Google Voice number, the VVM capability in the dialer can then display my voicemail from there.
    12-21-2015 07:54 AM
  9. Carraser23's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon. I have my number forwarded with "no-answer transfer" to my Google Voice number, the VVM capability in the dialer can then display my voicemail from there.
    So all I have to do is download Google voice then I will have visual voicemail? Do I have to re enable basic visual voicemail on my plan for this to work?

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    12-21-2015 10:50 AM
  10. hallux's Avatar
    You need to sign up at voice.google.com and get a number (if they're still giving them out, thought I heard they weren't anymore). Once done, you need to go into the web interface and select that you want to use your GV account for voicemails for your carrier number, it will provide a code to dial to do the no-answer/busy transfer to GV which will then pick up as your VM.

    In the Voice app, go into settings and check the box for "Voicemail Display", this will then show your GV voicemails in the dialer.
    12-21-2015 12:33 PM
  11. Carraser23's Avatar
    Thank you so much. This works just the same of not better than the Verizon visual voicemail app!

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    12-21-2015 08:37 PM
  12. louisstone's Avatar
    Basic Visual Voice Mail is free. Shows the number that called and lets you pick what to listen to.

    Advanced includes transcription and is $3.

    Neither works on the 6P.

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    12-21-2015 11:22 PM
  13. AKS4's Avatar
    Has anyone on AT&T's network that is running Marshmallow (either their new nexus devices or updated an older android device) sucessfully gotten VVM to work in the native phone app?

    Seems there are mixed bag of reviews from the webosphere.
    12-22-2015 02:40 PM
  14. puch96's Avatar
    Has anyone on AT&T's network that is running Marshmallow (either their new nexus devices or updated an older android device) sucessfully gotten VVM to work in the native phone app?

    Seems there are mixed bag of reviews from the webosphere.
    It's only supported for T-Mobile and Fi for now unless you go the GV route as explained in this thread.

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    12-22-2015 04:08 PM
  15. AKS4's Avatar
    It's only supported for T-Mobile and Fi for now unless you go the GV route as explained in this thread.

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    Thanks for the reply... No word on when the other carriers will allow it to be used natively I assume.

    These small things are beginning to add up making moving to Android less appealing
    12-22-2015 04:12 PM
  16. puch96's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply... No word on when the other carriers will allow it to be used natively I assume.

    These small things are beginning to add up making moving to Android less appealing
    It's not Android's fault. The thing is that the 6p is "Stock" and does not have any carrier bloat, I.e. VM apps. Some carriers did not make VM compatible yet as there are a few of us using Nexus, or fully unlocked devices compared to other ones...

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    12-22-2015 04:14 PM
  17. AKS4's Avatar
    It's not Android's fault. The thing is that the 6p is "Stock" and does not have any carrier bloat, I.e. VM apps. Some carriers did not make VM compatible yet as there are a few of us using Nexus, or fully unlocked do vices compared to other ones...

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I'll have to disagree. It actually IS Google's/Androids fault. Apple's iOS has had native VVM since day one, both of my wife's Windows Phones have had native VVM since at least WP7. Neither OS required 3rd party apps to connect to the carriers VVM system. Android seems to be the only one "behind the times" in this.
    12-22-2015 04:22 PM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    I'll have to disagree. It actually IS Google's/Androids fault. Apple's iOS has had native VVM since day one, both of my wife's Windows Phones have had native VVM since at least WP7. Neither OS required 3rd party apps to connect to the carriers VVM system. Android seems to be the only one "behind the times" in this.
    It really is deeper than Android just not doing it. Android does do it -- hence how it works for T-Mobile. The carriers are making it where it doesn't work / support native Android. That is the trade off sometimes -- iOS is way more locked down and they control it 100% with no interference from carriers. Android is more open.. It has a base but it can be modified / changed via carriers and stuff. This is also why there are more manufactures for Android phones versus just one.

    Most carriers just want you to use their app. If you install their app from the Play Store it most likely will work -- and they do that on purpose because they want their apps to be used versus the "native" stuff. Carrier devices usually come with them pre-installed.
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    12-22-2015 07:25 PM
  19. the gator's Avatar
    I also use youmail, a great app.
    12-22-2015 10:48 PM
  20. oldschoolandrew's Avatar
    With Project Fi and a 6P visual voicemail and transcription are stock.

    It was a great surprise as my HTC One (M8) with Sprint didn't have visual voicemail.
    12-23-2015 12:00 AM
  21. booboolala2000's Avatar
    I have Verizon and they don't have a visual voicemail app that supports the Nexus 6p. I have to dial *86 in order to get voicemail.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Yes it does. With T-Mobile and with Fi.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-23-2015 04:01 AM
  22. booboolala2000's Avatar
    It really does work quite well.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-23-2015 04:02 AM
  23. booboolala2000's Avatar
    It really is deeper than Android just not doing it. Android does do it -- hence how it works for T-Mobile. The carriers are making it where it doesn't work / support native Android. That is the trade off sometimes -- iOS is way more locked down and they control it 100% with no interference from carriers. Android is more open.. It has a base but it can be modified / changed via carriers and stuff. This is also why there are more manufactures for Android phones versus just one.

    Most carriers just want you to use their app. If you install their app from the Play Store it most likely will work -- and they do that on purpose because they want their apps to be used versus the "native" stuff. Carrier devices usually come with them pre-installed.
    This is why Google moved the dialer app to the Play Store. So everyone can use it to its fullest.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-23-2015 04:04 AM
  24. booboolala2000's Avatar
    Those who want it can get the Google Phone app, it is just called "Phone". It has visual voicemail in it. I think it works on devices on 4.4 and above.

    Let us know what you find.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-23-2015 04:06 AM
  25. Stang68's Avatar
    Yes it does. With T-Mobile and with Fi.

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    Not on Verizon.
    12-23-2015 11:22 AM
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