How to safe voicemail messages onto computer?

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  1. desertman macrumors 6502a

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    A friend of mine has on her Verizon iPhone (or better: in her Verizon mailbox) several voicemail messages from her recently deceased husband and would like to save them as sound files onto her computer.

    Does anybody know how to do this?

    Thanks - desertman
     
  2. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a

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    You could use something like iExplorer to get the files off the phone.
     
  3. desertman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ... if they would be on the phone. Right now they are not on the phone but only in the Verizon system.

    How do I get them from Verizon onto the phone? Is it possible to activate Visual Voice Mail for older messages that are already on the mailbox (on the Verizon server)?
     
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  5. desertman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No. Why would that matter?
     
  6. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a

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    It would matter because you could use an app like "Voice mail Forwarder"

    http://www.idownloadblog.com/2009/03/13/voicemail-forwarder-forwards-iphone-voicemails-email/

    Try this:

    Step 1: Install Audacity, a free audio recording and editing program, on your Mac or PC. Launch it, then head to Edit > Preferences > Recording. And check the box next to "Software Playthrough."

    Step 2: Plug your phone in to your computer's microphone jack using an auxiliary (aka stereo, aka mini to mini) cable. If you have an iPhone, hit "Record" on Audacity, then Play on your phone. When it's done playing back, hit stop.

    If you have an Android or other phone that requires you to call your voice mail service, hit Record, then call your voice mail service and enter your PIN and play the message back as you would normally. When it's done, stop recording.

    Step 3: If you need to, trim any extra audio before and after the actual voice mail by highlighting with your cursor and hitting Delete or Backspace on your keyboard.

    Finally, go to File > Export and save the audio file in your preferred file type (like WAV or MP3). Now your voice mail is safely stored and you can pass it along to friends and family.

    http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39...s-to-your-computer-with-a-simple-audio-trick/
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If they're not saved on the phone then you cannot retrieve them as media files from the phone itself. You will have to play them on speaker and record them to an external device.
     
  8. bigcstyle4 macrumors 6502

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    Just to be clear are these old messages from before she had an iPhone & VVM? If so then there is no way to download them onto the phone then computer. If they're currently a "visual voice mail" message (selectable on the phone) then they can be downloaded using the methods posted.
     

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