Red light on phone icon

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  1. MrPenguin9 macrumors member

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    I bought my new iPhone 3G(16gb white), and when I bought my iPhone there was a red dot on the phone icon. When I click on the phone icon it has a red dot on the voicemail icon. It does nothing when I click on the voicemail icon, because I do not have vocemail. I have tried to restored it but the red dot is still there. And I did NOT unlock it or jailbreak it. Does any one know how to get rid of it? Or should I call apple about the red dot on the phone icon?

    Thanks
     
  2. rannddeee macrumors regular

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    I got that once when I didn't have reception but it went away.

    BTW don't forget to setup your vmail.
     
  3. MrPenguin9 thread starter macrumors member

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    How did you get it to go away. And I don't pay for vmail.

    Thanks
     
  4. rannddeee macrumors regular

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    It just went away. I don't know how.

    Did you just recently get the phone? When I first got my 3g I was wondering why I wasn't getting any vmails. I found out when I tried to access it. You have to set it up when you first get the phone or you won't receive any of them.
     
  5. MrPenguin9 thread starter macrumors member

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    I bought my iPhone the first day it came out(july 11). And I don't get vocemail because I do not pay for vocemail.

    Thanks
     
  6. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    hes NOT in US, meaning he has to PAY for the Voicemail feature....which he apparently is not paying for.....so he does NOT want to set up voicemail...read people!
     
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  8. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    exactly so you have to pay for voicemail, which you dont do, so you probably should NOT set up voicemail....
     
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  11. benfilan macrumors 6502

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    i get the red dot on the phone icon when i don't have a data signal. I thinks its just to tell you that visual voicemail isn't available. no big deal.
     
  12. pcorrado macrumors regular

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    They charge you guys for voicemail! that should be illegal...seriously...how much is it?
     
  13. TWLreal macrumors 6502

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    Prepaid users get theirs free but they are still charged airtime to access it.

    Monthly users usually get charged anywhere from $5 to $7 for basic voicemail, credits may apply depending on tenure. :f
     
  14. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Call tech support and ask for Roxanne. Tell her you don't want her to put on the red light.
     
  15. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    ^^ lol, but yeah dont worry about a red dot...it tells you that there is no visual voicemail availible in that area where you are..

    welcome by da way :D
     
  16. justanothernerd macrumors member

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    Jeez Canadians really get nickled and dimed!

    I realize that Rogers' rates were awful, but voicemail doesn't come standard? Jeez you guys get nickled and dimed...what else do they charge for?
     
  17. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    i think they also charge for caller id, so when someone calls, you dont see there phone number, name, photo etc etc unless you pay
    its as if they are using withheld number!
     
  18. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, this makes sense. This will cause the red dot and fits the description of your situation.?
     
  19. bstpierre macrumors 6502

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    Where did you read that he was not in the US? Without refering to the post below yours.
     
  20. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    in the post above, it says
    meaning he cant live in the US, UK, or other countries where voicemail is standard
     
  21. drakeshipway macrumors 6502

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    I think it costs you guys like $175 to end service right?
    it costs us $400 to do so.
    We pay more for everything in Canada, not just wireless phones. We pay more for: gas, food, cars, books, electronics, clothes, etc. etc. etc. :mad:

    pce :apple:
     
  22. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    You could try resetting your network settings
    (Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings)
    but it sounds like a network issue more than a phone issue.

    The iPhone assumes everyone will use voicemail... they didn't plan on Rogers ripping off Canadians for it =/
     
  23. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    Wow. Yeah it's about $175 but it's prorated now so the price goes down depending on how far along you are in your contract.
     
  24. drakeshipway macrumors 6502

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    Damn, here $400, then I think the lowest is $200 if you have less than a year left or something, or you can choose to pay $20 a month for the remaining time in your contract. it's gayyyyy
     

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