Voice Mail on L5

Does anyone know if this is possible to set up? Would this be something setup on the carrier side or something that would have to come from within the L5 software?

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It’s a carrier thing. Check Mint Mobile’s website for instructions for accessing it. When you dial the code, an automated assistant will take you through the setup.

Or you can dial your number from another phone, leave a voice mail, then go back to the L5 to complete setup.

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Thought i would share what i found for MM L5 users…Hope this saves someone else some time. I have tested it out on my L5 for Mint Mobile Service and it does indeed function.


On iPhones: Your voicemails won’t immediately appear in your Visual Voicemail screen, even if you currently have messages in your inbox. They will appear once you get a new message, so we recommend you leave yourself a voicemail message after updating your Carrier Settings. Tell yourself how stoked you are about your new savings!

On Androids: To access your voicemail, press and hold the number 1 on your phone’s keypad, or dial 805-637-7456. To reset your voicemail password, type #PWD# on your keypad and hit “Send.” To record a greeting that doesn’t make you want to cringe, you’re on your own. Certain Android users can leverage native visual voicemail on their device.

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Both. It depends on what problem you are trying to solve.

The simple answer though is what @amarok says. You set it up on the carrier side and it basically works independently of the phone.

There will always be times that your phone will be “off the network” e.g. outside an area where there is service or e.g. battery has gone flat or e.g. shutdown / rebooting. In that case the only way of supporting voicemail is in the network i.e. by the carrier.

However if you just didn’t want to take the call, or potentially if you are already on a call, there may be benefits in allowing your phone itself to record a voicemail. Maybe one day the Librem 5 will be able to do that.

Does any carrier support a phone already on a call recording a new incoming call? Would that be some time division multiplexing thing with reduced bandwidth on each call?

Good question.

I was referencing obvious potential rather than actual current implementation.

As we get convergence between voice and data you can almost put the question the other way round: why wouldn’t it be supported?

As far as I know, you can already do this with VoIP. Maybe you can do this with VoLTE.

As an additional factor, if you have a dual SIM phone (not that that is the Librem 5) then in theory the situation already arises that you are on a call using one SIM and a call comes in using the other SIM. (The specific point is that the SIMs can be on different networks so TDM and reduced bandwidth is not possible for the network itself to implement. It depends on the behaviour of the device’s cellular modem.)

Finally, even today you should be able to put the first call on hold while diverting the second call to local voicemail and then (assuming that the second caller isn’t reading War and Peace to you), when the voicemail recording ends, resume the first call.

I did say “potentially” and “Maybe one day” ! :wink:

There is also this visual voice mail indicator that I believe iPhones show on the device side. A community member has created a solution for that and it might make it into the calls program.

@spaetz was it not you that made a hack on mobian to create a desktop file do that someone could call to the voicemail number?

Hack? How dare you insult me :stuck_out_tongue:!

Yep, I described my elaborate and elegant solution here.
You just need to know which number to call to reach your own mailbox.

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Hack in its true meaning is never an insult. It expresses admiration of creativity and/or knowledge. :wink:

I very well know that, thanks though. I was just pulling his leg :grin:. And I hope João realizes that.

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I see nothing, I know nothing.
(Now I am the one kidding) :smiley: