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

by Nicholas Smith

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.

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

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

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

Press "Call" to activate Visual Voicemail.

About the Author

Nicholas Smith has written political articles for SmithonPolitics.com, "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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