Inserting pauses and DTMF tones into Voicemail contact
So, in my contacts list, I altered my voicemail number to include pauses, and my password, so I don't have to enter it manually when I dial. When I open the dialer and hold down 1 (voicemail speed dial), the number dials, pauses, and sends the DTMF tones for my password, no problem.
But, when I open up the recent calls list and redial the voicemail number from that list, the DTMF tones aren't sent. It just dials *86 and waits for me to enter my password.
Also, when I open up the Voicemail app and call voicemail from there, it's the same thing. Just *86 and no tones.
The only time the DTMF tones work is when I call voicemail by holding down the 1.
Is there a way to make the phone dial the number with pauses and tones universally, no matter what method is used to dial it?
08-09-2010 03:00 AM
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Home Screen>>Menu>>Call Settings>>voicmail settings
Change it there
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It shows up with the pauses and tones in Home Screen>>Menu>>Call Settings>>voicmail settings. Looks like it should be working fine, but it still only sends the tones when calling from speed dial or directly from the contacts list.
Originally Posted by Backnblack
When I call from the voicemail app, still no tones. Or even redialing from the recent calls list, no tones are sent.
Same problem! I've tried one, two, even three pauses [and then my access code] in the "Home Screen>>Menu>>Call Settings>>voicemail settings" input box. But when I dial voicemail from the voicemail app on my home screen, it just dials *86 --no pauses, no code. Anyone know the solution? Thanks much.
I still haven't found a solution for this. Although, I did find that it dials the pauses/tones properly when checking voicemail from the notifications bar. Still no luck from the voicemail app or redialing from recent calls list.
Originally Posted by Barkdog
I ultimately went with Google Voice to handle my voicemail, so I don't even have to call it anymore.
Looks like yet another in a long list of FroYo update bugs. In 2.1, the pause dialing worked no matter where you initiated it.
How do you report a bug to Verizon directly?
I worked around it by wiping the VM entry in my address book, re-entering it with the pauses and my pin... then using the Motorola quick contact task widget to add it to my desktop. Now I have one-touch VM with pauses and pin.
Originally Posted by MrMikeM513
This was actually a bug for me before Froyo. Since I moved to Google Voice to handle voicemail, I haven't played with it after the 2.2 update.