So how does video voicemail actually work?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by seenett, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. seenett macrumors regular

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    I don't have an iphone - waiting for version 2. How does video voice mail work? I know that each message is captured on the iphone itself in the form of an MP3 or AAC or similar file. I assume this means you don't have to dial in to get messages, and theoretically you don't need a cellular signal at the time you listen?

    When are the messages recorded to the iphone? If you are out of range or have the phone off, do messages automatically download once there is a cell signal? Since these messages are audio files, are they downloaded via EDGE or WiFi ? If so, could you retrieve messages (or even know you HAVE any messages) if you do not have EDGE or WiFi at the moment?
     
  2. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    video voice mail doesn't work .... ;)

    You mean visual voice mail ...
     
  3. seenett thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah, okay thanks for the explanation. I get it now...... :confused:
     
  4. robpow macrumors regular

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    I know it works great and I love it. But, I've never been able to listen to messages when outside of the signal area.

    Matt
     
  5. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    hey, theres a big difference in Video VS visual ... you don't actually see the person leaving you a message ...
     
  6. Biker21098 macrumors member

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    someone correct me if I'm wrong.

    My experience has been that I need cell reception to know I have a voicemail. But once the phone knows it needs a voicemail I have successfully downloaded it via wifi with no cell or Edge service.

    Up in the Sierras while driving i get just enough reception to get a text message or to have the phone see I have voicemail, but there is no time or reception to download any of the messages. When I get back to my cabin and have a wifi signal it downloads them and I can then listen to my voicemail. Its pretty slick really, cause it used to be while I was up there, I couldn't get my voicemail.

    Just my experience.
     
  7. robpow macrumors regular

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    Cool, now I have to go any try this... hmm, where do I have a Wifi signal but no mobile reception....
     
  8. dakotaiphone macrumors newbie

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    Its easy, find any place in rural appalachia and there is no more cell signal. :p (I am not bashing, I live in that area and know what its like.... unfortunately)
     
  9. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    QFT, but it has gotten better here in the last decade. I can get service at home for the past couple years, but not at mom's or the in-law's yet.
     
  10. robpow macrumors regular

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    Is that a left at Albuquerque? I live and work in London so it's hard to find a place without a signal but with Wifi...
     

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