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Youmail? Help! Is youmail possible on Koodo? I have a Galaxy S2. I read somewhere you need call forwarding to make it work so I set it up on the self serve options. Still can't make it work. I do the forward to youmail and get the test call but later it says "youmail test call failed". Called Koodo and they are clueless because it is a third party app. Any help is appreciated. Thanx, Dave

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From what I've heard visual voice mail is not available on koodo.
Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

From what I've heard visual voice mail is not available on koodo.

It has nothing to do with koodo. All you do is forward the unanswered calls to their service instead of koodos. Since koodo does have call forwarding it will work, if we can just get the damn call forwarding to work.
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Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

From what I've heard visual voice mail is not available on koodo.

I thought that since the app only shows certain US providers that work then it did depend on if you could get visual voice mail on your provider & that it was just a different app then the carriers.
Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

From what I've heard visual voice mail is not available on koodo.

They have listings for the telus/koodo network. It really doesn't matter actually, because it works based on the call forwarding protocol. So as long as your carrier supports calls forwarding, it will work. Anyway, I tried to forward calls from my cell to my home phone and got the same error. So maybe we should change this question to "Call forwarding not working" as to not get everybody in a tizzy over the 3rd party/service thing.
Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

From what I've heard visual voice mail is not available on koodo.

I agree. It should work! Hopefully we get a tech savvy person to help us out here. Perhaps Koodo will give the winning answer a $50 credit to their account? Haha! I am sure the answer will make lots of Koodo customers happy.
Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

From what I've heard visual voice mail is not available on koodo.

I just think it's hilarious the moment I go to post something about it, and you do it at the same time. When did you add your call forwarding add on? I just did mine not long ago, so I'm wondering if maybe the service isn't connected to my account yet.
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Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

From what I've heard visual voice mail is not available on koodo.

So the app has its own service that accepts the call and listens to it and turns it to text? I gotcha, my bad. Does it cost anything to use the app/get the # that your forwarding the phone to?
Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

From what I've heard visual voice mail is not available on koodo.

No, doesn't cost anything for the app and forwarding. I think they charge for another number and what not, but for the basic visual mail service it's free, which is why I really wouldn't mind getting this figured out 🙂
That's crazy, I was just going to post the same question. Here are some more details. What is failing for me is the *61*555-555-5555# part. I get the error I screen shot below. According to the koodo website, this should work fine. http://help.koodomobile.com/plans-add-ons-data-and-other-services/calling-features/how-do-i-use-call-forwarding

So can somebody verify that the call forwarding feature *61* is working on their phone? I think I might actually have to break down and call *611...
Aaron MacIntyre wrote:

So can somebody verify that the call forwarding feature *61* is working on their phone? I thin...

My finger is on the send button, I'll totally do it unless somebody cares to share information.
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Hey Dave, I've messed around for a few days, and right now I figure the best bet to get full featured visual mail with transcription of voicemail to text, is to use google voice. I've done up a little guide on how to go about getting a google voice number. It's a bit of screwing around to get the Google Voice account as it's only officially offered in the States, but by the end you'll have full featured Visual Voicemail. Plus you'll have a google voice account that lets you call anywhere in north america for free. www.jughound.com/vv/
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Aaron MacIntyre wrote:

Hey Dave, I've messed around for a few days, and right now I figure the best bet to get full feat...

Awesome job on the write up Aaron, Kudos. Definitely worthy of a star 🙂
Aaron MacIntyre wrote:

Hey Dave, I've messed around for a few days, and right now I figure the best bet to get full feat...

Hey thanks alot Aaron. I will sit down and give this a shot. Appreciate your efforts. Dave Bishop
Hope I'm not too late. Just saw this one while I was looking at porting options. Be careful when you call-forward a Koodo number - you will be looking at some VERY heavy long distance charges. EVEN if you have unlimited LD and EVEN if you are call-forwarding within Canada. LD charges apply to all call-forwarded messages outside your local calling area. They can crop up even inside the same area code if they are not considered to be within the "local" calling area.

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