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  1. #1
    Isaiah Beard
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    I was browsing some sites aimlessly, when I discovered that some other
    wireless carriers actually specify the voicemail capacity per user of
    their system. For example, on the Cingular network, users get a basic
    voice mail system that gives subscribers a mailbox with a 20 message
    capacity, each message being a maximum of two minutes. The system
    stores these messages (whether they they have been listened to or not)
    for a maximum of 14 days.

    This got me curious. Does anyone have the specs for Sprint's voicemail
    system? I know that the retention for messages is around the 30-day
    range, and it would appear that the system has a maximum message length
    of between 5 and 7 minutes (which I had the misfortune of learning first
    hand when some drunk boozer called my number by mistake at 4 a.m. and
    left a rambling, incoherent message about that long before getting cut
    off). But for all I know, the VM inbox could be set up to allow either
    multiple long messages, or just have a maximum overall capacity of 5-7
    minutes and the number of messages is irrelevant as long as they stay
    under that minute capacity.

    Just idle curiosity. If anyone knows how Sprint's VM is set up, I'd
    appreciate if they'd share.

    Thanks.

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  2. #2
    Disney Dan
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    Re: A stumper? Voicemail capacity

    30 Msgs max
    Isaiah Beard wrote:
    > I was browsing some sites aimlessly, when I discovered that some

    other
    > wireless carriers actually specify the voicemail capacity per user of


    > their system. For example, on the Cingular network, users get a

    basic
    > voice mail system that gives subscribers a mailbox with a 20 message
    > capacity, each message being a maximum of two minutes. The system
    > stores these messages (whether they they have been listened to or

    not)
    > for a maximum of 14 days.
    >
    > This got me curious. Does anyone have the specs for Sprint's

    voicemail
    > system? I know that the retention for messages is around the 30-day
    > range, and it would appear that the system has a maximum message

    length
    > of between 5 and 7 minutes (which I had the misfortune of learning

    first
    > hand when some drunk boozer called my number by mistake at 4 a.m. and


    > left a rambling, incoherent message about that long before getting

    cut
    > off). But for all I know, the VM inbox could be set up to allow

    either
    > multiple long messages, or just have a maximum overall capacity of

    5-7
    > minutes and the number of messages is irrelevant as long as they stay


    > under that minute capacity.
    >
    > Just idle curiosity. If anyone knows how Sprint's VM is set up, I'd
    > appreciate if they'd share.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > --
    > E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    > Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.





  3. #3
    Lee Grupsmith
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    Re: A stumper? Voicemail capacity

    That's interesting--because I had a "mailbox full" effect when I had only 3
    or so. Is the length of the message a factor?
    "Disney Dan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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  4. #4
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: A stumper? Voicemail capacity

    Lee Grupsmith wrote:
    > That's interesting--because I had a "mailbox full" effect when I had only 3
    > or so. Is the length of the message a factor?


    Possibly. how long were these messages that you had?

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  5. #5
    O/Siris
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    Re: A stumper? Voicemail capacity

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > That's interesting--because I had a "mailbox full" effect when I had only3
    > or so. Is the length of the message a factor?
    > "Disney Dan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > 30 Msgs max

    >


    That *is* odd. Here's what Sprint has on their web site:

    > When you access your voicemail, the system tells you how many new
    > and saved messages you have. Your voicemail box can hold a total
    > of 30 messages.
    >
    > New messages are retained for 20 days. If you do not save a new
    > message within 20 days, it is deleted automatically. Saved messages
    > are retained for 30 days. If you do not delete a saved message
    > within 30 days, it is deleted automatically.
    >
    > If your mailbox is full, you will hear a "mailbox full" message
    > when you access your voicemail. Callers trying to leave a voicemail
    > will receive the same message and be unable to leave a voicemail
    > until you erase some messages.


    http://www.sprintpcs.com/support/help/help49.html

    I'd say you should have called Customer Care at that time. Although,
    from the sounds of it, you got past it just fine.

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    O/Siris
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    A thing moderately good
    is not so good as it ought to be.
    Moderation in temper is always a virtue,
    but moderation in principle is always a vice.
    +Thomas Paine, "The Rights of Man", 1792+



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