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  Reply # 1849613 21-Aug-2017 08:42
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If you disable it, can you still leave a greeting to advise callers of your email address?

 

I would happily send an email rather than leaving a voicemail message, however I don't use SMS because I have difficulty typing text on a phone.


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  Reply # 1849692 21-Aug-2017 10:10
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I have always regarded V M as a fiddle de de for the cell provider.  They win payment from an unsuccessful call and more money again when the V M is accessed by the user.  I consider busy and no answer as more truthful and helpful.   My location in a sporadic cell reception area emphasizes the frustration and futility of by V M.

 

In a more developed country with realistic cost unlimited coverage it could be better to have it maybe.


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  Reply # 1849712 21-Aug-2017 10:48
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alasta:

 

If you disable it, can you still leave a greeting to advise callers of your email address?

 

I would happily send an email rather than leaving a voicemail message, however I don't use SMS because I have difficulty typing text on a phone.

 

 

You can with Skinny. There are three options.

 

     

  1. Normal voicemail
  2. Recorded message but no ability to leave a message
  3. Rings for a set period then hangs up on the caller

 

I choose #3





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  Reply # 1849735 21-Aug-2017 11:32
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yes. I did >5 yrs ago. If someone needs my attention - they can call back.





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  Reply # 1849756 21-Aug-2017 12:02
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What I've done with my OH's 2D number is to set up a free VOIP number and use this as the 2D phone's VM number.  In the VOIP service, I divert all calls to voicemail, which are then saved as a recording and emailed to OH's phone.

 

Instead of a discrete VM charge from 2d, the diverted call is charged to standard minutes, which we always have lots of.


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  Reply # 1849757 21-Aug-2017 12:05
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Yup, disabled it on Skinny. I have a message to say I can't answer the phone and to either try again later or send me a text and I'll get back to them.


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  Reply # 1849760 21-Aug-2017 12:17
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Stu:

 

I'll get myself back on topic. I have been thinking about disabling VM on 2Degrees also. Only thing holding me back is that the kids (they're not young kids) wouldn't be able to leave me a message if they couldn't get hold of me. They usually send an SMS anyway so probably not an issue. They can always try again like everyone else!

 

 

Would be grateful to see the steps for disabling on 2D. Have looked on their website and can't see anything relevant - nor on my phone.


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eracode:

 

Stu:

 

I'll get myself back on topic. I have been thinking about disabling VM on 2Degrees also. Only thing holding me back is that the kids (they're not young kids) wouldn't be able to leave me a message if they couldn't get hold of me. They usually send an SMS anyway so probably not an issue. They can always try again like everyone else!

 

 

Would be grateful to see the steps for disabling on 2D. Have looked on their website and can't see anything relevant - nor on my phone.

 

 

Hi, customers can turn off Voicemail by dialling 202 and selecting option 3, option 8.  

 

Here's some Voicemail FAQs and the Voicemail menu. Hope that helps.  

 

Cheers

 

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  Reply # 1849782 21-Aug-2017 12:57
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alasta:

 

If you disable it, can you still leave a greeting to advise callers of your email address?

 

I would happily send an email rather than leaving a voicemail message, however I don't use SMS because I have difficulty typing text on a phone.

 

 

You can with Skinny. There are three options.

 

     

  1. Normal voicemail
  2. Recorded message but no ability to leave a message
  3. Rings for a set period then hangs up on the caller

 

I choose #3

 

 

I picked option 2 - I tell them they cant leave a message - but either txt me or email me (I give my email address). 

 

Got sick of people listening to my old message and waiting until they could record a message - then they seemed to usually hang up. Result was that I kept having to pay 20c to retrieve a blank VM.





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  Reply # 1849783 21-Aug-2017 13:00
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People still leave me voicemail and I receive them by email, so no need to dial in :)




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  Reply # 1849828 21-Aug-2017 13:35
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coffeebaron: People still leave me voicemail and I receive them by email, so no need to dial in :)

 

Are you using a regular mobile number - if so - how are you getting the voicemails to go to email?





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  Reply # 1849978 21-Aug-2017 19:43
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coffeebaron: People still leave me voicemail and I receive them by email, so no need to dial in :)

 

Are you using a regular mobile number - if so - how are you getting the voicemails to go to email?

 

 

I can neither confirm nor deny that I may or may not be receiving email VM from my mobile provider, nor can I confirm who that provider may or may not be. It is known that you can divert calls from your mobile to a VoIP provider e.g. 2talk to then receive VM via email, however I can neither confirm nor deny that this may or may not be the method that I am receiving these. What I can confirm though is if you asked this question to any current mobile provider, they will confirm that VM to email is currently NOT a feature they offer. :)

 

 





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  Reply # 1850029 21-Aug-2017 21:20
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Looks like I'm behind the 8-ball - this is well trodden territory!

 

@2degreescare your voicemail options looks like pressing 3 then 8 will "turn/off voicemail". Does that mean something other than enabling/disabling VM?


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  Reply # 1850031 21-Aug-2017 21:24
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The biggest problem is that when you have no voicemail, the tone people get when you reject is a busy tone, not a "your call was rejected" message or similar. So people who are not good with phone etiquette will call straight back even when it isn't urgent.





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