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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 5:01 PM

Voice Mail Number Has Not Been Set

I have a new pre-paid account with an Alcatel SMARTFLIP phone. All instructions related to setting up voicemail indicate that I'm supposed to press and hold the 1 button to access voicemail. However, when I do this I get an error message on the phone that states, "Voice mail number has not been set." How do I fix this issue so I can set up my voicemail?

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3 years ago

Hi @NewUser185,

 

Thanks for clarifying.

 

Just so we know, is this the first time you're setting up your voicemail? If it isn't, please let us know. It sounds like you need to have your voicemail reset so that you can properly set it up. You can dial 611 from your device to contact us directly, so that can be taken care of.

 

Thank you!

 

Collin, AT&T Community Specialist

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229.7K Messages

3 years ago

Welcome to the AT&T family @NewUser185.

 

We'd be happy to help with setting up your voicemail on the Alcatel Smartflip.

 

Please try our voicemail troubleshooting tool after changing to your device type.

 

Run through the guide in order to confirm device settings and functionality. You may also sign-in for a more personalized diagnostic.

 

Let us know how this helps.

 

Vincent, AT&T Community Specialist

New Member

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3 Messages

3 years ago

This does not help. Following the troubleshooting steps still gives me this instruction "From your wireless phone, press and hold 1 or the Voicemail key." This does not work on my phone. Pressing and holding 1 (the voicemail key) does not call the voicemail system. Instead it gives me the error message on the screen stating "Voice mail number has not been set."

New Member

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3 Messages

3 years ago

It took multiple calls to 611 to get someone who could get it corrected, but that was the solution.

Community Support

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3 years ago

That's great, @NewUser185!

Thanks for letting us know your Voicemail has been setup, and working fine.

We appreciate you taking the time to follow back up with us and want you to know you're always welcomed to continue the conversation and share here in AT&T Community Forums. Take care!

Keny, AT&T Community Specialist

Visitor

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8 Messages

2 years ago

i'm having the same issue. just bought this phone and press 1 to setup voice mail like manual says and i get this message "voice mail number has not bee set"

please help.

New Member

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2 Messages

2 years ago

1dazedandconfused , here . . . When attempting to set up my FIRST EVER voicemail on my NEW AT&T Cingular FLIP IV , by pushing and holding the “ 1 “ key AFTER  tapping the “ green phone key “ I get ONLY the standard  “ wrong passcode number “ message.  What is the “ plan B “ for establishing my VOICEMAIL BOX ?

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11 months ago

Help! I’m having the same issue. Have brand new AT&T Cingular flip phone. When pressing “1” it reads “ Voice Mail number has not been set”. Can’t find instructions anywhere as to how to set it up! Good grief: this shouldn’t be so hard! I’ve never had trouble setting up voicemail before…. Ugh

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