Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


crazed

484 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

#137874 11-Dec-2013 18:01
Send private message

Why do we still get charged to access voicemail?

I find it really annoying when someone leaves a message on my cell, but I can't access it because it wants to charge me for it, even though I have 240mins of call time, 1000's of txt and 1GB of data on the plan, yet I still can't access the damn voicemail.




CraZeD,
Your friendly Southern Geeky Fellow :P


Create new topic
Affiliate link
 
 
 

Affiliate link: MyHeritage DNA test kit helps you discover your ethnicity results, DNA genetic groups, family relatives.
old3eyes
8835 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #950564 11-Dec-2013 18:14
Send private message

I guess it's because they can.. But your correct it should be a part of your minutes plan. Voicemail has been for the past 20 years a common type of technology that most people take for granted




Regards,

Old3eyes


Klipspringer
2385 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #950565 11-Dec-2013 18:16
Send private message

I disabled my voicemail about a year ago. If its urgent people normally call again or send a text.

Behodar
8308 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #950566 11-Dec-2013 18:18
Send private message

In my opinion there should be an option to get the message as an MMS or email so that you don't need to call and poke around with an audio menu in the first place.



crazed

484 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #950572 11-Dec-2013 18:36
Send private message


Klipspringer: I disabled my voicemail about a year ago. If its urgent people normally call again or send a text.


Not an option in my case.




CraZeD,
Your friendly Southern Geeky Fellow :P


riahon
941 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #950573 11-Dec-2013 18:36
Send private message

I never use up all my mins so I just use my mobile to ring my own number, then press * key at the greeting and I have access to the messages.

crazed

484 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #950574 11-Dec-2013 18:41
Send private message

riahon: I never use up all my mins so I just use my mobile to ring my own number, then press * key at the greeting and I have access to the messages.


Yea have done that a couple times, just a round about way of doing it.




CraZeD,
Your friendly Southern Geeky Fellow :P


old3eyes
8835 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #950802 12-Dec-2013 09:32
Send private message

crazed:
riahon: I never use up all my mins so I just use my mobile to ring my own number, then press * key at the greeting and I have access to the messages.


Yea have done that a couple times, just a round about way of doing it.


Not on Telecom you still get charged for it..




Regards,

Old3eyes




sbiddle
30853 posts

Uber Geek

Retired Mod
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #950823 12-Dec-2013 10:07
Send private message

old3eyes:
crazed:
riahon: I never use up all my mins so I just use my mobile to ring my own number, then press * key at the greeting and I have access to the messages.


Yea have done that a couple times, just a round about way of doing it.


Not on Telecom you still get charged for it..


This works fine on Vodafone.

Many new plans include free voicemail.

At least we're not still in the old days where it was a per minute charge for voicemail deposit as well!



andgor
41 posts

Geek


  #951147 12-Dec-2013 18:05
Send private message

I just:

 

  • Setup a number on 2Talk with no device registered to it
  • Recorded my voice mail greeting on it
  • Changed the call forwarding on my cellphone to this new 2Talk number

Now when somebody rings my cellphone instead of going to 2degree's voicemail system it goes to 2Talk's which plays the greeting, records the message and then emails the message to me (which I can listen to on my cellphone using data if I wish).  The forwarded call does come out of my included minutes, but since I'm up to over 12hours of carry over minutes that doesn't really bother me :-).


raytaylor
3678 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #955656 20-Dec-2013 21:45
Send private message

Thats exactly what I do

A call comes in via 2talk, if i am not in the office, it gets redirected to my vodafone LCA number on my cellphone, if the cellphone doesnt answer then it goes to my voicemail on another 2talk line and emailed to me.

If i am out of cell coverage or I dont answer my cellphone if a call comes in directly, it gets forwarded to the 2talk second line for the voicemail - which comes out of my unlimited national calling minutes.

That is one thing I love about vodafone - their call forwarding that comes out of your minutes - so when you have unlimited minutes, it becomes so easy.




Ray Taylor

There is no place like localhost




JamesL
956 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  #955660 20-Dec-2013 22:03
Send private message

andgor: I just:

 

  • Setup a number on 2Talk with no device registered to it
  • Recorded my voice mail greeting on it
  • Changed the call forwarding on my cellphone to this new 2Talk number

Now when somebody rings my cellphone instead of going to 2degree's voicemail system it goes to 2Talk's which plays the greeting, records the message and then emails the message to me (which I can listen to on my cellphone using data if I wish).  The forwarded call does come out of my included minutes, but since I'm up to over 12hours of carry over minutes that doesn't really bother me :-).



Clever idea, might give this a go :)

Create new topic





News and reviews »

D-Link G415 4G Smart Router Review
Posted 27-Jun-2022 17:24


New Zealand Video Game Sales Reaches $540 Million
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:49


Github Copilot Generally Available to All Developers
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:37


Logitech G Introduces the New Astro A10 Headset
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:20


Fitbit introduces Sleep Profiles
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:11


Synology Introduces FlashStation FS3410
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:04


Intel Arc A380 Graphics First Available in China
Posted 15-Jun-2022 17:08


JBL Introduces PartyBox Encore Essential Speaker
Posted 15-Jun-2022 17:05


New TVNZ+ streaming brand launches
Posted 13-Jun-2022 08:35


Chromecast With Google TV Review
Posted 10-Jun-2022 17:10


Xbox Gaming on Your Samsung Smart TV No Console Required
Posted 10-Jun-2022 00:01


Xbox Cloud Gaming Now Available in New Zealand
Posted 10-Jun-2022 00:01


HP Envy Inspire 7900e Review
Posted 9-Jun-2022 20:31


Philips Hue Starter Kit Review
Posted 4-Jun-2022 11:10


Sony Expands Its Wireless Speaker X-series Range
Posted 4-Jun-2022 10:25









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.