There are times when we are not able to take phone calls and these calls can be important for business purposes and even for other informal purposes. In such a situation, it is wise to let the caller leave a voicemail message via our voicemail number.
This article will show you the steps to find your voicemail number. It will also show you how to set up voicemail on your Android phone. Finally, you will learn how to make voicemail calls.
Voicemail number on Android
For example, for all smartphones, and Android phones, the voicemail number is the number that the phone user uses to receive voicemail messages. This number is provided by your carrier or mobile service provider.
What is the use of voicemail numbers?
The use of voicemail numbers is to allow callers to contact you even if you cannot receive their calls. You can listen to phone messages saved on your voicemailbox using your voicemail number.
You can forward your phone number to voicemail when you are unable to answer calls. After being instructed, anyone who calls your phone can place a phone message in your voicemail.
Find your voicemail number
The voicemail number provided by your voicemail service or mobile service provider. The primary way to find voicemail numbers is almost the same on most Android phones.
Here’s how to check the voicemail number given to you by your mobile service provider.
1# Go to your Android Phone app.
2# Go to the menu icon.
3# Select install”.
4# Click “Voicemail”.
5# Click on “Advanced Settings”.
6# Click “Install”. Your voicemail number will appear if you set it up earlier.
How to set up voicemail on Android
The basic way to set up voicemail messages in Android phones is the same. However, you may see only slight differences between different Android phone models.
You should follow these steps to set up voicemail on your Android phone.
1# Go to your Android Phone app.
2# Click “Menu”.
3# Click “Settings” > “Voicemail”.
4# Tap “Advanced Settings” > “Settings”.
How to change your voicemail settings on Android
You can change your voicemail notification settings or change your mobile service provider.
Here’s how to change your mobile service provider and choose a different one.
1# Click the Your Phone app.
2# Click on the “Menu” icon.
3# Tap “Settings” > “Voicemail”.
4# Click “Advanced Settings” > “Services”.
Here’s how to change voicemail notifications.
1# Go to the Your Phone app.
2# Tap “Menu” > “Settings” > “Voicemail” > “Advanced settings” > “Notifications”.
You can change the notification sound. You can also enable/disable vibration option.
How to make voicemail calls on Android
1#Open the Your Phone app.
2#Click the numeric keypad icon.
3#Press and hold the number “1”.
4#.A tape-like icon will pop up. It will direct you to your voicemail.
How to use another phone to check your voicemail
You use the voicemail service when you are unable to receive calls at this time. Some cellular services also allow you to check your voicemail remotely using any device instead of a specific phone.
If the caller is in the local area, the caller will place the call using the main phone number. However, if you are outside the local calling area, you will enter the country code to make the call.
You should take these steps if you want to use another phone to access your voicemail messages.
1#Call your voicemail number.
2#Enables pre-recorded “Please leave a message” playback.
3#Click the pound (#) key on your phone’s dial.
4#Enter your voicemail pin that you should only know. Pinning your voicemail just gives you access to control the messages in your voicemail.
Instead of returning missed calls with voicemail, we can listen to recorded calls in real time and answer callers at our convenience. This functionality makes voicemail suitable for business and other informal purposes where a missed call can lead to a missed opportunity.
Follow the steps in this article to learn how to set up voicemail and improve your productivity.
frequently asked Questions
Is my voicemail number the same as my phone number?
No, the voicemail number is not the same as your phone number. The voicemail number stores recorded messages on another server. The phone number used to receive calls and has a separate call logging server other than voicemail.
Does voicemail show phone numbers?
Yes, you can see the caller’s number on voicemail. To view it, press “5” on your dial pad while listening to a voicemail call.
Can I use another phone to check my voicemail?
Yes, you can access your voicemail messages with any smartphone. That’s an advantage for voicemail users who lose their phone.
There is no additional cost to you to hear voicemail messages from devices other than your own. All prices are included in your voicemail subscription.
Why can’t I set up or receive voicemail messages?
The main reason why you can’t set up voicemail is that the feature isn’t available on your phone.
Most Android phones with OS 5.0 and below are not capable of sending voicemail messages. Instead, they may receive a nonsensical record of voicemail messages.
If your phone has a voicemail function and you cannot receive voicemail messages, it is possible that you have not set up voicemail. You should follow the steps given earlier to set up your voicemail.