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Mon, Jul 10, 2017 3:49 PM

How do I Setup Voicemail for my Land Line Home Phone?

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How do I set up voicemail for my landline home phone? How do I view online?

 

This applies to AT&T local home phone service (Legacy Landline). Don't have traditional phone service?

From your phone

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Push *98 from your home phone.
    • Enter your home phone number or access number listed in your welcome letter.
  2. Choose a Personal Identification Number (PIN) between 6 and 10 digits long.
    • Enter your PIN followed by the # sign.
    • Re-enter your PIN followed by the # sign.
  3. Follow the instructions to set up your 8-digit authentication code. This code can be used if you forget your PIN or need to reset it.
  4. When prompted, say your name after the tone and press #.
    • If you're happy with the recording, press 1.
    • To record again, press 2.
  5. Follow the prompts to record a personal greeting or to use a pre-recorded system greeting. 


From a tablet or computer

Before you start, make sure you have your welcome letter. It contains your temporary email address and password.

To set up your mailbox using a phone number not connected to your AT&T Voicemail, follow these steps:

  1. Dial your Access Number.
  2. Enter your Temporary PIN (your 10-digit phone number).
  3. Follow the prompts to set up your mailbox.

    Additional resources

    Reset the number of rings
    To reset the number of rings before UM voicemail answers, please call us at 800.288.2020.

    Troubleshooting problems 
    Call AT&T Unified Messaging Customer Care at 888.300.6500, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET.

     

    Have more questions about your voicemail service? Visit our support hub!

     

    Have other questions or concerns? Go to att.com or search the forums using the search bar above. Your question may have already been answered!

     

    -ATTU-verseCare

    *I am an AT&T employee, and the postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent AT&T's position, strategies or opinions.

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    4 y ago

    Thanks for visiting the 'How to set up your voicemail box and greeting' support page. Be sure to let us know any feedback and thank you for being the best part of our community.

     

    -ATTU-verseCare

    *I am an AT&T employee, and the postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent AT&T's position, strategies or opinions.

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    I got a new AT&T house phone but instead of the new announcement that I put in their the old one keeps coming up and when someone leaves a message I don't see the message on my phone my phone is blank
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    ACE - Master

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    Probably because you have phone company voicemail as well as your phones answering system. This is a 3 year old topic and was intended to instruct people how to use phone company voicemail

    This is a user to user help forum. It is not an AT&T support site. I am not an AT&T employee, read the ACE's disclaimer at the bottom of this post

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    New Member

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    Yes I finally call my cable provider and found Out That I had to go to their voicemail and in setting this through their voicemail changed the number of rings, Its stead of 4 rings I made it 6 rings

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