takes a looong time to get voicemail messages

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Learjet035, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. Learjet035 macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2005
    S. Floriduh
    anyone else having this problem?
    Someone calls, I cant get to the phone, I know they left me a message.
    I wait, and wait, and wait until finally, literally ten minutes later i get my message. What the heck?
    PS. I love this phone, just want it perfect
  2. carman63 macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2006
    Visual Voicemail downloads the voice messages to your phone. So I suspect it's taking that long because a) you have slow connectivity to EDGE and/or b)the person is leaving a long message :)
  3. BiikeMike macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2005
    Wirelessly posted (Treo: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; PalmSource/Palm-D052; Blazer/4.5) 16;320x320)

    it actually stores the message ON your phone?

    How much space does that take up?
  4. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Like carman63's thought, I think it has something to do with AT&Ts network.

    Sometimes I get notified immediately, ... the other day, I had a VM arrive 2 hours after the person called!!!!!

    A workaround (if you think someone left you a VM but it hasn't popped up in Visual Voicemail yet) is to dial by number and press/hold the 1 button. That calls your voicemail the old-fashioned way.
  5. unity macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2005
    Green Bay, WI
    Yes and not much room. Comes in handy when you need to review a message but have no coverage or are in Airplane mode.
  6. Learjet035 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2005
    S. Floriduh
    Ok cool, thanks all.
    Too bad Apple had to go with ATT they really stink IMO :(
  7. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    a tip. if you don't want to wait for the message to show up on visual voicemail, just call your voicemail to retrieve your message.

Share This Page