BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-28-2009, 12:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
serrano_yejo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Model: 9000
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 246
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Exclamation GOOGLE VOICE as your Voice Mail instructions

Please Login to Remove!

Just found and re activated my old Grand central account to GV and found this instructions online. I have ATT so it works for TMO/ATT/VERIZON/SPRINT...ETC.

GOOGLE SUPPORT TEAM MEMBER wasabi999:

Quote:
I wrote the following instructions using T-Mobile and a BB Curve, but they would likely work with another GSM carrier, like ATT.

Joepoid, you might want to consider changing carriers (and your contract is almost up) if the information I found about Sprint is true: Call forwarding is charged at $0.20/minute, and you might have to call customer service to have your Sprint voice mail box disabled. Other carriers don't charge for this!

If you want a guided tour and you use a carrier other than T-Mobile, set up an account at Enhanced Visual Voicemail For Cell Phones | YouMail. You can select your carrier and phone model, and they'll show you what to do.

How YouMail is set up:
When using YouMail with T-Mobile, conditional call forwarding is set up by dialing *004*17142043114# then pressing Send. You will see the message "Registration of All Conditional Call Forwarding returned Success". Press End. Once you have done this your voice mail will not go to your T-Mobile voice mail box, it will go to YouMail. You can set up a speed dial for this as you like; T-Mobile uses 1 to speed dial their voice mail, you might want to use 2.

How to set GV up to work like YouMail:
I set up my phone to do conditional call forwarding to GV, and intentionally failed to answer the first call received after doing this. GV works just like YouMail in this case.

You can either enter *004*1XXXYYYZZZZ# (substitute your GV # for XXXYYYYZZZZ) and press Send - essentially the same way you'd set up YouMail. GV works like YouMail (but better IMHO).

You can also set up conditional call forwarding can also be set up manually on a BB Curve. This will give you the same result, but you'll know what to do if you want to change it to something else.

In Phone Options:
1. Choose Call Forwarding
2. Press the menu key and choose New Number
3. Enter the Call Forwarding number: +1XXXYYYZZZZ (substitute your GV# for XXXYYYZZZZ), and save.
4. In "Forward Unanswered Calls", press the menu key, Change Number, then select the GV # you entered in step 3. There are 3 options: If Busy, If No Reply, If Unreachable. Change all 3 options to your GV#.

Verizon users: (Enabling / disabling Call Forwarding)
Note: Using a * (star) code feature from the device cannot be guaranteed outside the home market of the device.

Immediate Call Forwarding: Dial *72 then the 10-digit phone number, press Send and wait for confirmation beeps / message.
Conditional Call Forwarding (no answer / busy transfer): Dial *71 then the 10-digit phone number, press Send and wait for confirmation beeps / message.
Disabling Call Forwarding: Dial *73, press Send and wait for confirmation beeps / message.

Sprint users: (Using Call Forwarding)
Important Note: Call Forwarding calls are charged an extra rate of $0.20 per minute, plus any applicable long-distance charges. These instructions work for most of our phones. If your phone is different, please consult your phone's User's Guide. Before you enable call forwarding, verify that you have call forwarding phone numbers added. Depending on your SIM card, the phone numbers for your call forwarding profiles might already be specified. You might not be able to change them or add new ones.

Activate Call Forwarding: Press * 7 2 on your Sprint PCS phone, then enter the ten-digit phone number (area code + telephone number) of the phone you want your calls forwarded to.Press TALK (a tone will confirm that Call Forwarding is active).
Deactivate Call Forwarding: Press * 7 2 0. Press TALK (a tone will confirm the deactivation).

General conditional call forwarding for some other CDMA carriers:
Substitute your GV # for XXXYYYZZZZ. Borrowed from SpinVox Voicemail FAQs and edited for brevity/clarity.

Alltel
Start forwarding: Enter *71XXXYYYZZZZ as if it is a phone number that you are dialing and press "SEND".
Stop forwarding: Enter *710 as if it is a phone number that you are dialing and press "SEND".

MetroPCS
Start forwarding: Enter *74XXXYYYZZZZ as if it is a phone number that you are dialing and press "SEND".
Stop forwarding: Enter *73 as if it is a phone number that you are dialing and press "SEND".

US Cellular
Start forwarding: Enter *74XXXYYYZZZZ as if it is a phone number that you are dialing and press "SEND".
Stop forwarding: Enter *740 as if it is a phone number that you are dialing and press "SEND".



like youmail...better because even though it doesnt have an app yet i receive a transcript or can listen via the bb browser

Last edited by serrano_yejo : 03-28-2009 at 12:47 PM.
Offline  
Old 03-28-2009, 02:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
serrano_yejo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Model: 9000
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 246
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

been calling people from google voice... the google voice # appears on the Caller I.D so this is very good screening
Offline  
Old 03-28-2009, 07:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Manevitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Model: 8300
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 15
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Works, but I have to hit the Ignore key twice as the call forwards from regular cell# to GV# to voicemail. I hope they come up with a solution soon.
Offline  
Old 03-28-2009, 07:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
serrano_yejo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Model: 9000
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 246
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Manevitch View Post
Works, but I have to hit the Ignore key twice as the call forwards from regular cell# to GV# to voicemail. I hope they come up with a solution soon.

Weird...

Mine dials me and ask me to ...
1. receive call or
2. send to voice mail or
3. receive call and record at same time.
Offline  
Old 03-28-2009, 08:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
serrano_yejo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Model: 9000
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 246
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

from dial screen options did you put your google number as the access number without password
Offline  
Old 03-28-2009, 08:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Manevitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Model: 8300
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 15
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Ahh, I have my settings in GV to disable call screening and call presentation is on. And yes, I can send it straight to VM if I actually answer the phone and press a button, but there are times (like when I'm on the office phone) where I just want to hit the Ignore button and send the call directly to voicemail. And it looks like right now, I can't do that without my phone ringing twice.
Offline  
Old 08-06-2009, 05:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Los angeles
Model: 8800
Carrier: Cingular
Posts: 32
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I checked the profiles menus to see if I can program a sound to play when I receive a google voice message... but google voice does not appear in the list of options.

Does anyone know if I can set up the google voice mobile program to play a sound when a voicemail is received?
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.