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Is there any way to determine if I have any new voicemails WITHOUT calling the voicemail number?


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I am a new Koodo Prepaid customer with a new HTC Desire 320.

I would dearly love to avoid having to pay Koodo money for airtime every time I check my  voicemail. Even if it only takes 20 seconds, those calls add up, especially if I check frequently. Is there anyway that I can determine if there is new (!) voicemail via an app or other technique? 

I don't need to know who called or what number called or how many new messages there are: just knowing that there IS a new (!) message would be sufficient for me.

Is there such an app or technique? If not, I may  put it forward as an Idea.

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Hi there...

Usually in your phone a symbol will display when there is a new voice mail message... Other than that, what you can do is, from a land line or any other phone, you will call your Cellphone Number, when the voice mail kicks in, you will interrupt the message by pressing *, and then follow the prompts. 

Enjoy and welcome
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Thanks Camilo but I am ditching my landline next week and won't have anything but the cellphone.

Hmm. You say there's a symbol beside the phone app icon on the "desktop" of the cell? I must get someone to call and leave me a message to see if I get that. If it works, it totally solves my problem.Thanks very much for that suggestion!

What does the * do when calling my cell from another phone? Just curious. I'm guessing it brings you to where you can do phone commands like getting the number of the last call you received....
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Rhino wrote:

Thanks Camilo but I am ditching my landline next week and won't have anything but the cellphone. ...

Well, when you press *, it will interrupt the voice mail message and you will have access to your voice mail options, but only if the PIN number is validated, since as soon as you press *  the system will require your security PIN number to proceed. 
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Rhino wrote:

Thanks Camilo but I am ditching my landline next week and won't have anything but the cellphone. ...

Okay, thanks for explaining about the * command Camilo 🙂

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