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Topic # 226312 1-Jan-2018 10:38
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I've been using Android for several years across multiple devices and versions; so I don't think I've missed anything obvious here; but you never know...

Just bought my wife a new Spark-badged Samsung J5 Pro, which is running on a Skinny Direct SIM. My thinking was that the Spark-model phone would work better on Skinny Direct than the 2Degrees-badged phone [due to those obscure settings you can't change with respect to how cellphones and towers handle fallback etc].

However, the phone seems to have the wrong voicemail platform number loaded in it; I wasn't aware that Skinny and Spark used different voicemail platforms.

No problem, thought I; I'll just change that. However, attempting to do so just produces an error message 'Failed to read data. Voicemail number change unsuccessful'.

I assume that for reasons involving being "helpful" [i.e. not helpful!]; the Spark ROM has locked the voicemail number.

Any ideas on how to fix this welcomed!

[And Happy New Year all!]

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  Reply # 1928035 2-Jan-2018 12:57
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Try putting a Spark SIM in the handset(you may have got a free SIM with the phone), then change the voice mail number. Then put the Skinny SIM back in phone.See if that works.


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  Reply # 1928053 2-Jan-2018 13:46
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You'll probably just have to deal with it, add the Skinny voicemail number to contacts and add a shortcut to the home screen


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1928059 2-Jan-2018 13:52
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andrewcnz: Try putting a Spark SIM in the handset(you may have got a free SIM with the phone)

Good idea; unfortunately we didn’t get a SIM with the phone, and no-one in the house uses SPARK directly.



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  Reply # 1928060 2-Jan-2018 13:54
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Yabanize: You'll probably just have to deal with it, add the Skinny voicemail number to contacts and add a shortcut to the home screen

Probably; it’s annoying that these sort of issues crop up, however. I don’t see the point in locking something like the voicemail access code - its a fairly obscure thing to lock, after all - so why bother?

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  Reply # 1928745 3-Jan-2018 22:33
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Alternatively, could skinny add a redirect from the 083210 voicemail number to the skinny one?


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