Can I actually turn the stupid thing off and have it stay off? It is not a useful service to me. And with the uselessness of it, I'm tempted simply to forward all calls to my 2talk number just so I can get voicemail with notifications that work.
(Also, does any telco actually treat voicemail as a real service? Telecom's is dodgy, 2degrees deletes your mailbox every 60 days, and lord only knows that Vodafone does).