1. Rockyhammock's Avatar
    If someone leaves me an voicemail after I have powered the phone off, the next time I power it up I get a regular LOUD telephone ringing going off. It continues to ring even as I access the voicemail, listening to the rules and enter my password. It also continues thru out the whole message and even after I disconnect from voicemail. I guess this is a notification of sorts, but it hinders listening to the voicemail message
    11-25-2013 09:17 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Has the phone received an update recently?
    You can try clearing cache in recovery, that may help.
    11-25-2013 09:21 AM
  3. Rockyhammock's Avatar
    Has the phone received an update recently?
    You can try clearing cache in recovery, that may help.
    It says it is up to date. I did have Straight Talk reset the voicemail. Not sure if that is the answer yet.
    11-25-2013 07:06 PM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    It says it is up to date. I did have Straight Talk reset the voicemail. Not sure if that is the answer yet.
    How is that going so far?
    11-25-2013 10:27 PM
  5. Rockyhammock's Avatar
    How is that going so far?
    Running a test right now. Amazing how long it takes for a voicemail to be made and then finally show up on the phone.
    11-26-2013 12:29 PM
  6. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Running a test right now. Amazing how long it takes for a voicemail to be made and then finally show up on the phone.
    Lol....hope it works.

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC forums app
    11-26-2013 12:44 PM
  7. Rockyhammock's Avatar
    Lol....hope it works.

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC forums app
    Nope, still doing the same thing. Ringing thru out the whole message.
    I guess I will redo my Voicemail message with a new one. "Please send me a text message instead".
    11-26-2013 02:08 PM
  8. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Nope, still doing the same thing. Ringing thru out the whole message.
    I guess I will redo my Voicemail message with a new one. "Please send me a text message instead".
    Maybe it is the messaging app itself? Have you trued a different one?

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC forums app
    11-26-2013 02:59 PM
  9. Rockyhammock's Avatar
    Maybe it is the messaging app itself? Have you trued a different one?

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC forums app
    Hmm, this is a Straight Talk Phone. I am using the voicemail that came with it. Is it possible to use something else?
    11-29-2013 02:57 PM
  10. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Hmm, this is a Straight Talk Phone. I am using the voicemail that came with it. Is it possible to use something else?
    Worth a try. What do you have to lose, and what is the worst that can happen? (Ans: 1. Nothing, and 2. they won't work for whatever reason) .

    I would suggest giving Google Voice a try.
    11-29-2013 09:35 PM
  11. Rockyhammock's Avatar
    Worth a try. What do you have to lose, and what is the worst that can happen? (Ans: 1. Nothing, and 2. they won't work for whatever reason) .

    I would suggest giving Google Voice a try.
    Sounds good, will read up on it. Want to disable Voicemail from Straight Talk first, then I will try out Google Voice. Sent an email to Straight Talk to ask how to disable voice.
    12-01-2013 08:55 AM
  12. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Sounds good, will read up on it. Want to disable Voicemail from Straight Talk first, then I will try out Google Voice. Sent an email to Straight Talk to ask how to disable voice.
    What version of Android do you have?
    Go to Settings>About device (or about phone)>and it should say which version of Android about halfway down.
    12-01-2013 09:07 AM
  13. Rockyhammock's Avatar
    What version of Android do you have?
    Go to Settings>About device (or about phone)>and it should say which version of Android about halfway down.
    Well not sure but see a Firmware version 2.3.6
    Baseband Version S720C.01 VLI02
    12-01-2013 10:12 PM
  14. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Well not sure but see a Firmware version 2.3.6
    Baseband Version S720C.01 VLI02
    Unfortunately, due to the version of android, in order to freeze apps, you need to be rooted.

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC forums app
    12-02-2013 08:12 AM
  15. Rockyhammock's Avatar
    Unfortunately, due to the version of android, in order to freeze apps, you need to be rooted.

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC forums app
    LOL, well not even sure what that means. At any rate, was told by Straight Talk they could not disable the app, only reset it, but after 24 hours was still getting voicemail. Called again this morning and they tried several times to reset me, to no avail. Finally the gal stated she could just disable it.
    Yesterday I was told they could not do this. But now the phone just keeps ringing and voicemail does not pick up.

    So, will check out the Google Voice app and see if that functions for me.
    12-02-2013 10:11 AM
  16. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    LOL, well not even sure what that means. At any rate, was told by Straight Talk they could not disable the app, only reset it, but after 24 hours was still getting voicemail. Called again this morning and they tried several times to reset me, to no avail. Finally the gal stated she could just disable it.
    Yesterday I was told they could not do this. But now the phone just keeps ringing and voicemail does not pick up.

    So, will check out the Google Voice app and see if that functions for me.
    Lol...Ok, I will explain. In Android version 4.0 and up, some apps can be disabled (frozen), and as a separate step, have notifications be disabled as well. Your version is 2.3, so in order to freeze apps you need to gain root access and with the help of root only apps, you can do so. Root access is like System Administrator access on Windows PCs.

    Straight Talk probably has a policy where they can freeze the app, but are not supposed to do so unless all other options are explored.
    12-02-2013 10:26 AM
  17. Rockyhammock's Avatar
    OK, got Google Voice on phone, left me a message from house phone, but so far nothing has shown up on my Samsung. How are you notified when getting a voicemail using Google Voice?
    One of the issues I had with the Straight Talk Voicemail was that it did not show up for sometime after the voicemail was initially sent.
    12-02-2013 10:38 AM
  18. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    OK, got Google Voice on phone, left me a message from house phone, but so far nothing has shown up on my Samsung. How are you notified when getting a voicemail using Google Voice?
    One of the issues I had with the Straight Talk Voicemail was that it did not show up for sometime after the voicemail was initially sent.
    I got a notification, and an email from Gmail account.

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC Forums app
    12-02-2013 10:52 AM
  19. Rockyhammock's Avatar
    I got a notification, and an email from Gmail account.

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC Forums app
    I remember seeing the Gmail and being able to also add another email address, which I would like to do. So far I cannot get back to where I add the new email address. I am getting a notification now so I am atleast up and running.
    12-03-2013 05:48 PM
  20. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I remember seeing the Gmail and being able to also add another email address, which I would like to do. So far I cannot get back to where I add the new email address. I am getting a notification now so I am atleast up and running.
    I am not entirely sure Voice will sent to a different email exchange. I think the secondary emails are for other Android phones that you want to make sure don't miss the voicemail. I am probably wrong though.
    12-03-2013 06:24 PM
  21. Rockyhammock's Avatar
    I am not entirely sure Voice will sent to a different email exchange. I think the secondary emails are for other Android phones that you want to make sure don't miss the voicemail. I am probably wrong though.
    >>By default, the notification is sent to the email address linked to your Google Account, but you can add other email address that is associated with your Google Account. To do so, just select any other email address from the drop-down menu in the 'Voicemail Notifications' section of the 'Voicemail and Text' tab in Settings. If you'd like to associate another email address with your Google Account so that you can receive voicemail notifications at that address, click the Add a new email address link next to the the 'Voicemail Notifications' section.<<

    On my Straight Talk via Settings for Google Voice, I have a Sync and Notifications and something that says "Voicemail Notifications", but all it does is allow a check mark in a box that allows for a notification in the Status Bar when a voicemail is received. Says nothing about email addresses. Wonder if there is anything on Google itself?
    12-04-2013 11:58 AM

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