I am a new subscriber with a Pixel 4 phone (Android 10), my plan includes the basic voicemail (the free one with up to 3 messages). Whenever I get a voice mail I get an SMS notification, but the phone does not show the voicemail icon in the status bar.
Is this a bug? I hope Fido does not expect me to pay $7/month to see the voicemail notification icon...
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Hey @Antipode, the mini voicemail and the premium voicemail are both text message based and neither will activate the voicemail indicator that you would like to see.
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No, visual voicemail is not the notification in the status bar. At one point, visual voicemail referred to an app which would provide a text version of your voicemail so you could read your messages. Unfortunately, the android version did not work very well and was abandoned. However, I believe the iPhone version of visual voicemail still exists.
Since the android app did not work properly, Fido introduced the Premium Voicemail-to-text option for visual voicemail. Rather than being able to read your messages via an app, the systems sends a transcript of your voicemail via text message. It also provides an audio recording of the message in case transcription was not possible.
Hope this helps 😀