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Old 02-09-06, 09:54 PM
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Cell phone voice message help/question....

It occurred to me this morning that when I check my voice mail I am charged peak minutes...I use Verizon and I wasn't sure if it was counted as "in-calling" minutes.

Here's my problem: Everytime I check my messages I get an extremely long promt message...."You have....one new message...sent today at...11:11 am....from phone number....123-456-7890....duration....thirty...seven....seconds." Anyway, it pisses me off...Eats up my minutes and, It's a waste of my time...I already know who's called me, and I know when!! I've been through my message options and cannot figure out how to turn this off. If anyone knows, I'd be forever grateful.

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Old 02-09-06, 10:06 PM
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This bothers me too. I've just stopped checking during the day.
Old 02-09-06, 10:22 PM
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Can't you check messages from a land line?
Old 02-09-06, 10:52 PM
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There's most likely an option somewhere to turn on abbreviated prompts.
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I thought I read somewhere that Verizon doesn't charge minutes for checking VM. Might have been a dream, I guess.
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Verizon definitely does charge minutes for voicemail. They also charge minutes for getting other people's voicemail, even if both are on the Verizon network and you'd think that'd be "in-calling" minutes.

For the record, I hate that prompt too, but I think there's a button ("3" maybe?) to skip a little ahead in a message.

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V Time Saving Tips

1. When I call another VzW subscriber and get their Voice Mail, is there a way that I can skip right to the beep?
Yes there is. When you call most VzW subscribers, you can press the * key when you hear their message begin to play to skip through the recording to leave your message faster.
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2. Any other Time Saving Tips?
Yes, see the Time Saving Tips Chart below:

While Listening to a Message, Press:

1 - Rewind
1-1 Rewind to beginning of message
2 - Pause
3 - Fast Forward
3-3 Fast Forward to end of message
4 - Slower
5 - Envelope Info (date/time message was sent)
6 - Faster
7 - Delete Message
9 - Save Message
* - Cancel/Exit
0 - Help
# - Finish/Skip

After Listening to a Message, Press:

6 - Forward**
7 - Delete
8 - Reply**
9 - Save
0 - Help

**Forward/Reply only works with other Verizon Wireless VM subscribers in your own area.


What does slower/faster do?
Old 02-11-06, 12:07 AM
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What does slower/faster do?
If it's like regular phone voice mail, it should either speed up or slow down the rate at which the message is heard. For the dumbasses who leave a 3 minute rambling message, and finally decide to leave their call-back number...which is said in .35 seconds.

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