1. Kirk Burkhead's Avatar
    So this is my first unlocked phone (except for Pixel XL) from Samsung. I don't have any kind of visual voicemail options built in, so what does everyone do or use for visual voicemail on an unlocked Sammy?
    11-02-2017 02:15 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Visual Voicemail is not a phone service, it's a carrier feature. It has to be enabled in your line, and that, depending on your carrier, might not be something they do for unlocked phones (crappy, I know, but that's how they try to keep people from buying unlocked). Depending on the carrier, too, there might be an app you'll need to download.
    11-02-2017 05:40 PM
  3. gernerttl's Avatar
    If you are with Verizon, Verizon disabled Visual Voice Mail and WiFi calling for unlocked phones. Only Verizon branded phones, and iPhones can use those services.
    11-02-2017 05:46 PM
  4. Kirk Burkhead's Avatar
    Yes, on Verizon network. Looks as though that there is going to be an S8+ for sale soon then. I will not revert to dialing *86 to get voicemails in my business. I get too many voicemails for that.
    11-02-2017 06:27 PM
  5. Kirk Burkhead's Avatar
    What about Google voice? Any experience with that?
    11-03-2017 11:51 AM
  6. justnivek's Avatar
    I don't usually get voicemails because my business heavily relies on email, but man I wish having visual voicemail

    also using Verizon on an unlocked S8
    11-03-2017 12:43 PM
  7. jre72's Avatar
    I installed an app called YouMail which will enable the VM notification. Still have to dial *86 but honestly, I rarely get voicemails mainly because I get few calls and when I do, I almost always answer. Had I known what a pain VM would be on here, I may have bought a Verizon version of the phone but they weren't competitive in device pricing so...
    11-03-2017 12:53 PM
  8. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Check with Verizon though... like T-Mo, they have two 'visual voicemail' options, I guess... one is the one they charge for, which transcribes the message into text just like Google Voice does...the other is just a 'storefront' to list your messages and allow you to listen to them (they don't charge for that). It's 'built' into the dialer.
    11-03-2017 01:28 PM

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