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Default Listen to Voicemails for Free? - 26-09-2011, 08:03

I have TIM service here in Italy. When I go to check my voicemail, dialing 41919, I get charged a good chunk of change.

What can I do to listen to voicemail for free? Thanks.
   
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Default 26-09-2011, 11:49

Hi

I am afraid all operators charge to listen to voicemail. Yio have option to disable it and you will receive an sms with number that tried to call and time and day, and you can then call back direcyly that number.
   
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Default 26-09-2011, 16:43

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I am afraid all operators charge to listen to voicemail. Yio have option to disable it and you will receive an sms with number that tried to call and time and day, and you can then call back direcyly that number.
Thanks for the information.

There isn't anything like Google Voice here in Italy? With google voice, they give you a separate number. (However, only US numbers for now) Then the voicemails are stored in Google's service for free which can be checked either on the computer or over the phone.
   
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Default 26-09-2011, 18:44

The old setup I remember for some carriers was to provide a slightly different number for voicemail. For instance, if the main number was 0987654321, the voicemail number might be 09871654321 (phone numbers in Italy don't all have the same length). When a call was sent to voicemail it actually forwarded to the 2nd number. If it is still this way could you use some other method of calling the voicemail number? Just a thought.
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Default 27-09-2011, 09:16

There's NO way to have free voicemail in Italy. That's why nearly no-one uses voicemail in Italy. The best way is to disable it. You always receive an SMS for every missed call when your phone is turned-off, busy or out of network and that's free.


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Default 29-09-2011, 07:53

That's unfortunate

Thanks for the information!
   
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Default 29-09-2011, 10:15

If you go back to the idea that the voicemail is just a dedicated number to which your phone forwards on the conditionals no-answer & busy, you could always set up your own virtual voicemail number. This of course, would still cost you for the forwarding.
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Default 29-09-2011, 10:48

voicemail is a pain in the ass... the SMS notifier is more than sufficient in my opinion...


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