Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo Visual Voicemail Weirdness with mobile data off

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I noticed that my mobile data was being used even while I was under wifi. This of course is a known bug and it was not only eating mobile data unnecessarily it also ate my battery. So I downloaded a mobile data toggle widget and mostly keep mobile data off. This works out fine except when I forget to turn it back on when I'm away from home or office and then wonder why data doesn't work - duh. Everything works fine under wifi except visual voice mail. It keeps saying there is no connection. Well yeah, there is. You are the only thing that doesn't see it. This seems to be a bug since it works on other phones. Normal voice mail works OK so that's a workaround, if inconvenient. Anyone else noticing this? Is this part of the mobile data bug? Or just another one?
 

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Re: Visual Voicemail Weirdness with mobile data off

"mobile data was being used even while I was under wifi. This of course is a known bug" = WRONG

Go to settings: Wi-Fi
Click the 3 dot menu button in the bottom right corner
Select Advanced
Unclick the checkbox next to Avoid Poor Connections

Now when you are using Wi-Fi you will only use the Wi-Fi.
Problem Solved.
 

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I actually just called VZW to disable my visual voicemail - I didn't see an option to do it online - because at home I run wifi with data off and several times a day the visual vm notification pops up. Then when I go to it, it says unable to connect bc data off. Not quite the same situation, but sounds familiar.

Those active display notifications at first had me thinking that I was missing all these calls to vm before checking to see it was nothing at all. So I assumed that visual vm needed data on, wifi off to work, but that's just a guess based off of my experience. I hadn't cared enough to research it because I don't really need visual vm.
 
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Re: Visual Voicemail Weirdness with mobile data off

There is a software update coming down which, for me at least, seems to have solved the data problem. Unfortunately, Verizon doesn't mention whether the problem was specifically addressed, but so far it's looking good. I haven't had to disable mobile data since I took the update.
 

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"mobile data was being used even while I was under wifi. This of course is a known bug" = WRONG

Go to settings: Wi-Fi
Click the 3 dot menu button in the bottom right corner
Select Advanced
Unclick the checkbox next to Avoid Poor Connections

Now when you are using Wi-Fi you will only use the Wi-Fi.
Problem Solved.

Why is that wrong? I've seen this issue talked about a lot in this forum. Several people have had this happen and I had vzw tell me it's a known issue for some.
 

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Re: Visual Voicemail Weirdness with mobile data off

Why is that wrong? I've seen this issue talked about a lot in this forum. Several people have had this happen and I had vzw tell me it's a known issue for some.

It's not wrong. Read it here or on the Motorola feedback forums. However the new update seems to have fixed it.
 

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Re: Visual Voicemail Weirdness with mobile data off

Just upgraded from a Droid DNA to a Droid Turbo this past Sunday. I live outside Verizon network coverage and roam off of a nearby US Cellular tower at 1x (don't ask me why US Cell gets 4G off of Verizon towers but Verizon only gets 1x off US Cell towers!!!???) and my WiFi is always on with a strong signal.

Used Visual Voicemail with the Droid DNA without any problems. The Droid Turbo, however, according to Verizon tech support, needs to be within the Verizon network for Visual Voicemail to work.

The biggest problem is that, when home, the Turbo "alerts" every 30 seconds telling me that it can't connect to the network, with a problem code of 9004. Talk about annoying!

The only work around, according to Verizon tech support, is to disable Visual Voicemail. They told me that they have NO reports of any similar problems.

Any new workarounds?
 

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Re: Visual Voicemail Weirdness with mobile data off

The biggest problem is that, when home, the Turbo "alerts" every 30 seconds telling me that it can't connect to the network, with a problem code of 9004. Talk about annoying!

The only work around, according to Verizon tech support, is to disable Visual Voicemail. They told me that they have NO reports of any similar problems.

Any new workarounds?

That's pretty much why I disabled mine. Though, that was before the VoLTE update - dunno if perhaps some sort of visual vm fix came with it? I thought I saw something where it was discussed briefly (don't remember where), but I was so irked by visual vm that I didn't bother trying to see if it would work again sans errors.

If there are workarounds, inquiring minds want to know!
 

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Re: Visual Voicemail Weirdness with mobile data off

Not solved. Mine was already unchecked and I have the same issue of using data when I have wifi available.