While I was looking through the source of the new android OS (ICS), to check why it didn;t show nitification for VoiceMail (I didn;t know that fido don;t use Message Waiting Indicator), I saw some strange things in the logs. Which lead me to came an interesting thing ... Visual VoiceMail support :
in : packages/apps/Contacts/src/com/android/contacts there's what seems to suggest support for Visual voice mail.
The question is : is the same as the iphone's ?
I'd like to try it if possible, is there a way to call Custumer service and have that option and see if it works (I already have Enhenced Voice mail ... My understanding is that if it doesn;t woek it'll fallback to the regular Enhenced voicemail, is that true? )
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Meh who know that it would be available after such short time :).
I have a question though : I conatcted CS, to get VVM, but I was told me I can't. b/c my VM service is bundeled (in a -kind of special- value pack and the only way to get it is to unbundle (which is not really to my advantage) is it true ?
It is true that we will have to remove your current package in order for you to get the VVM or the VVM Plus. However, we could replace it with one of our currently offered value pack which would include that feature. You can see the value packs available to you directly on Fido.ca here:
Please note, however, that if your value pack includes features that are not included in our current value packs, should you really need it, it will have to get added to your services as a separate add-on.
I hope this answers your question!
I added VVM onto my Nexus S about a month ago and it worked really well for 3 weeks - each time someone called and left me a VM I would receive an MMS with a transcription of the VM and an audio file which i could play to hear the message.
About a week ago it stopped working for no known reason. I called into FIDO and the agent 'reset the service'.
This caused a text message to be sent to me to download an app for "VVM plus" I installed the app and noticed:
1. When on WiFi, I see the notification "VVM Synching". However no messages arrive on the phone.
2. With WiFi switched off, I see VVM Synching and then a short time later a notification that I have a new voicemail. Clicking on this notiifcation opens the app and shows me the text transcription of the VM and a player to hear the message.
How do I make it work on WiFi and Cell?
How can I play the message in speaker mode - not just on the earpiece?
Rogers has just started offering VVM for some BB and a couple Androids. Not sure why they are limiting it to select devices, since if one BB or Android can support it the other BB and Androids should be able to as well.
i that, I know ... I was saying I'd like to try it to see if it'll work !
(As I said Ice Cream Sandwich seems to support Visual Voice Mail --Source Code indicates that--, don;t know about gingerbread). Say I call and activate it, worst case it wont work: does it fall back to regular voice mail ?
Adding it would be useless. If you were to add Fido's VVM it would be Apple's implementation and would not work on your Android. Google may well be adding their own VVM but it doesn't exist with most carriers yet, certainly not Fido. I don't think it will fall back to regular VM since CCF will be set to use the VVM number and not the regular VM number.