This support article will show you how to set up and manage your voicemail.
You can set up your voicemail mailbox by calling 121 from your Vodafone phone. Standard call charges apply.
When you set up voicemail, you’ll be asked to:
Select a security code
Select a voicemail security code for checking messages from another phone.
Record your name
Record your name for your standard greeting.
Choose your time zone
Set your time zone by selecting your state.
Once you’ve set up your voicemail, stay on the line:
Please note, your initial mailbox setup can only be done by calling 121 directly from your phone.
You can access your voicemail messages by calling 121 from your Vodafone phone. Standard call charges apply.
You can also access your voicemail by calling 0414 121 121 from another phone with your 4-10 digit security code. Once you’re connected:
These are the message options you can use when playing voicemail:
1 The option of dialling ‘0’ to return the call isn’t available if you have Ring Alerts active, or if the caller that deposited the message called from a withheld number, a non-Australian number or a 1300/1800 number.
The best way to manage your voicemail settings are through My Vodafone.
Under ‘Call forwarding’, you can select to:
You can also manage your voicemail diversions using short dialling codes.
Here are the short dialling codes you can use to manage your voicemail diversions.
Calls are diverted to voicemail when:
|Deactivate voicemail||1210||No||Stops calls being diverted to voicemail when your phone isn’t answered, is unreachable or engaged. This enables diverts to Call Catcher.|
|Activate all incoming calls diversion||1212||No||
Diverts all calls to voicemail. Your phone won't ring. If a message is left, you'll receive an SMS to let you know.
|Deactivate all incoming calls diversion||1213||No||Cancels all calls being diverted to voicemail. To switch voicemail back on, dial 1211.|
You can record new greetings by calling 121, standard call rates apply. After playing any new and saved messages in your mailbox, you’ll go through to the main menu. To record your greetings:
1. Press ‘2’ to manage your greetings.
2. Select the greeting:
3. Press ‘#’ to finish recording.
4. Select one of the following:
5. Hang up, or press ‘*’ to return to the main menu.
You’ll be required to enter your security code if you're calling from another phone to check your voicemail.
You can change your voicemail security code by calling 121, standard call rates apply. After playing any new and saved messages in your mailbox, you’ll go through to the main menu. To change your security code:
Your new security code:
If you can’t remember your security code, give us a call on 1555.
By default, you’re only required to enter your voicemail security code when calling 0414 121 121 from another phone, not when calling 121 from your Vodafone phone.
You can add security code authorisation for calling 121 through the main menu of your voicemail. After playing any new and saved messages in your mailbox, you’ll go through to the main menu. To manage your security settings:
You can manage your voicemail time zone settings by calling 121, standard call rates apply. After playing any new and saved messages in your mailbox, you’ll go through to the main menu. To manage your time zone settings:
1. Press ‘3’ for personal preferences.
2. Press ‘4’ for time zone location settings.
3. Press ‘2’ to change your current time zone settings.
4. Choose from one of the following:
5. Hang up, or press ‘*’ to return to the main menu.
Visual Voicemail allows you to manage your voicemail mailbox directly from your iPhone. Using the ‘Phone’ widget on your iPhone, you can access your mailbox to play and delete your messages, return calls, and personalise your greetings.
To activate Visual Voicemail, dial 1217 from your iPhone and a recorded message will confirm it has been switched on.
When a message is left in your voicemail mailbox, you'll see a notification against the ‘Phone’ widget on your iPhone.
When you activate Visual Voicemail, your current personal greeting will carry over. To record a new greeting, tap ‘Greeting’ in the top left of the Visual Voicemail menu.
Refer to the Critical Information Summary for your plan to see the cost of voicemail.
You can change your notification methods for voicemail using these short dialling codes.
|SMS Alert||1218||When a voicemail is left, you'll be sent a text message to let you know. To listen to the message, dial 121 from your phone. SMS Alert is the default notification method when you first start using voicemail.|
|Ring Alert||1219||When a voicemail is left, you’ll get a call back to give you the message. You'll see your own number as the caller ID. If you miss the call, it'll keep calling at regular intervals until you answer.|
|Visual Voicemail||1217||Visual Voicemail allows you to access your voicemail through the Phone widget in your iPhone. In the Phone widget, tap the 'Voicemail' tab in the bar menu at the bottom of your screen.|
If all incoming calls are automatically diverting to your voicemail, try dialling 1213 from your phone. This will prevent any incoming calls diverting to voicemail. To continue using voicemail, then dial 1211 to activate voicemail. This will divert calls to voicemail when your phone is switched off, unreachable or engaged.
If you’ve tried this and your incoming calls are still diverting to voicemail, there could be an issue with your network coverage. For more information, check out our network troubleshooting guide.
It could also be a problem with your device, contact your device manufacturer for support.
If your received calls aren’t diverting to voicemail, dial 1211 to reset your diversions. This will set up diversions to voicemail when your phone is switched off, out of coverage, engaged, or isn’t answered after 15 seconds.
If you’ve tried this and your calls and your received calls still aren’t diverting to voicemail, give us a call on 1555.
Your voicemail will be locked if the security code is entered 3 times incorrectly. If you're using an iPhone, you'll also be temporarily blocked from using Visual Voicemail. To unlock your voicemail, give us a call on 1555.
Yes. New voicemail messages and messages saved in your mailbox will expire after 7 days. If you need to keep a message, you can save it for a further 7 days. Once a message has expired it’s permanently erased and can’t be recovered.
No. Once a voicemail message is deleted, it’s permanently erased and can’t be retrieved.
Voicemail will accept messages if you haven’t set up your mailbox yet. You’ll receive an SMS notification informing you that you have a new message, however, you’ll have to set up your mailbox by calling 121 before you can listen to the message.
Please note, you cannot complete your initial setup by calling 0414 121 121.
If you’ve activated CALLwaiting and you don't answer the second call, your standard or personal greeting will be played, not your busy greeting.