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

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    #1
    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

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    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

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    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 G4

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    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

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    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

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

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    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.
     

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