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New iPhone SE Visual Voicemail Not Available

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New iPhone SE Visual Voicemail Not Available

I purchased a new iPhone SE as a replacement on my existing line. When I went to the Voicemail tab in my phone app, there was no "Set Up Now" option. The only option on the page is "Call Voicemail". I did make the call to Voicemail and selected my Pin. I rebooted my phone and still only had the Call Voicemail option. I tried turning Cellular Data on and off and rebooting, no help. I put it in Airplane mode for a minute or two then rebooted, no help.

 

My mother has had a few iPhones on XM for the last couple of years and ran into this problem on more than one occasion. Enough that I had bookmarked the very long and very helpful thread that used to be on this forum. I tried going to that thread via my bookmark, but it has mysteriously disappeared. If anyone can point me in the right direction to help solve this I would appreciate it. Thanks.

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Re: New iPhone SE Visual Voicemail Not Available

You may need to have Siri turned on?

 

Settings, Siri & Search, Press Home fo Siri.             toggle On

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Re: New iPhone SE Visual Voicemail Not Available

Thanks for the reply. I did have Siri disabled, but I enabled it and rebooted and I'm still only getting the Call Voicemail option. I am pretty sure I will need some intervention from XM at some point to reprovision the line.

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Re: New iPhone SE Visual Voicemail Not Available

Try re-setting your network settings?

 

Settings, General, Reset, Reset Network Settings.         Power Off and On again

 

You will have to re-enter you WiFi passwords

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Re: New iPhone SE Visual Voicemail Not Available

Tried that one too. No luck, but thanks for the suggestion. The problem as I see it is that my previous phone on this line was an android phone with the stand alone Xfinity voicemail app. My account voicemail was already setup for that so when I activated the SE, the iPhone didn't offer me the Set Up Now screen because it was flagged as previously set up. The SE will never get Visual Voicemail without me hitting that screen. Reprovisioning the line would hopefully reset that flag. We will see.

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Re: New iPhone SE Visual Voicemail Not Available

Here are a couple of options:

 

1.) Turn on your old android phone, open the Xfinity Voicemail App, and see if there is an option to remove or uninstall the app. You may need to put your sim back into the old phone. 

2.) Send email vvm_support@xfinitymobile.com


Good luck

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Re: New iPhone SE Visual Voicemail Not Available

Thanks again for taking the time to try and help me get this sorted out. I do appreciate it.

 

Unfortunately, I purchased my last 2 android phones through XM and both had the Voicemail app preinstalled, so I can't delete them. I did uninstall all of the updates and disabled them, but that just basically hides them. I even went back and retried all of the Airplane mode, Siri, Network settings and cell data tricks to try and get it to reset and give me something other than Call Voicemail option. No luck. I wouldn't even mind not having Visual Voicemail and manually dialing in to hear my messages, but in my current state the iPhone never even alerts me that I have voicemails waiting to be heard. I left myself 3 new voicemails today and my iPhone never acknowledged  or notified me of any of them. That's unacceptable for me.

 

I was hoping a Comcast employee would eventually wander by and take pity on me and offer to help me reprovision my line. I know better than to try the 800 number or chat where they won't understand the issue or just have me try the other things I have already tried multiple times. I may try that email you posted since it seems to be a Visual Voicemail specific address. Thanks again for that.

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Re: New iPhone SE Visual Voicemail Not Available

Hello @DDR4040,


In case you are still needing assistance with this, I am more than happy to help, and please pardon my untimely intervention.


Given that your previous device on the same mobile line was an Android phone, likely, the features are still the ones needed for Android devices.


If you still require someone to look into this for you, by all means reach out to me via private message by clicking on my name ComcastChrisL, and from my profile page, click on the blue ‘send a message’ button.


For account access and authentication, in your private message, please include the following;


First and last name, complete service address, mobile number, and the last 4 digits of the card on file.


Many thanks for choosing Xfinity Mobile!


Chris


P.S. In case your post has gone unaddressed, please note that you can always reach out to any Official Comcast Employee by clicking on the Employee name and from the profile page select the blue ‘send a message’ button. Know that we are here to help.


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Re: New iPhone SE Visual Voicemail Not Available

Thanks for your offer @ComcastChrisL . Private message sent.

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Re: New iPhone SE Visual Voicemail Not Available

I sent Chris my info via PM and he was able reset my voicemail settings. I powered down my SE and the option to Setup Voicemail was there in the Phone app. I set my PIN and Visual Voicemail is now working as usual. Thanks Chris.

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