How to Activate Visual Voicemail on an Unlocked AT&T iPhone

by Nicholas Smith
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If you have unlocked your iPhone and can no longer access Visual Voicemail, know that this is a common problem. Visual Voicemail combines traditional cell phone voicemail features with a graphical interface. Fortunately, enabling Visual Voicemail on these devices may be done in a few simple steps.

Step 1

Open the phone application by clicking "Phone" and tap the "Keypad" function.

Step 2

Obtain the voicemail number by entering " * # 6 1 # " (without quotes) and pressing call. The voicemail number will appear on the screen.

Step 3

Enter the following number: "*5005*86*phonenumber#". The "phonenumber" phrase is the number retreived in Step 2.

Press "Call" to activate Visual Voicemail.


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About the Author

Nicholas Smith has written political articles for, "The Daily Californian" and other publications since 2004. He is a former commissioner with the city of Berkeley, Calif. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California-Berkeley and a Juris Doctor from St. John's University School of Law.

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