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  1. #1
    Isaac Wankerl
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    Is there a way to skip listening to the precursor of each voicemail
    message that the Sprint lady reads off to me (time, phone number, etc)?
    I would much rather just hear the message and then punch a button to get
    this extended information for the few times I want to know it.

    --
    Isaac Wankerl
    www.iwankerl.com



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  2. #2
    Frank Harris
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    Re: speeding up voicemail

    When in your voicemail box, and at the main menu, listen to the choices.
    Choose 3-Personal Options | 2-Administrative Options | 3-Message Date
    & Time. When date & time is off, press 1 to hear it.

    And if you're in a hurry, you'll like 3-Personal Options | 4-Expert Mode.

    Other timesavers off of 2-Administrative Options are 1-Skip Passcode and
    2-Autoplay.

    Isaac Wankerl wrote:
    > Is there a way to skip listening to the precursor of each voicemail
    > message that the Sprint lady reads off to me (time, phone number, etc)?
    > I would much rather just hear the message and then punch a button to get
    > this extended information for the few times I want to know it.
    >


    --
    Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A680



  3. #3
    M. S.
    Guest

    Re: speeding up voicemail

    What is Expert Mode?


    Frank Harris wrote:
    > When in your voicemail box, and at the main menu, listen to the choices.
    > Choose 3-Personal Options | 2-Administrative Options | 3-Message Date &
    > Time. When date & time is off, press 1 to hear it.
    >
    > And if you're in a hurry, you'll like 3-Personal Options | 4-Expert Mode.
    >
    > Other timesavers off of 2-Administrative Options are 1-Skip Passcode and
    > 2-Autoplay.
    >
    > Isaac Wankerl wrote:
    >
    >> Is there a way to skip listening to the precursor of each voicemail
    >> message that the Sprint lady reads off to me (time, phone number,
    >> etc)? I would much rather just hear the message and then punch a
    >> button to get this extended information for the few times I want to
    >> know it.
    >>

    >





  4. #4
    Frank Harris
    Guest

    Re: speeding up voicemail

    Expert mode has one-word prompts instead of verbose, sentence-long
    prompts. Try it yourself. If you don't like it, switch back.

    M. S. wrote:
    > What is Expert Mode?
    >
    >
    > Frank Harris wrote:
    >
    >> When in your voicemail box, and at the main menu, listen to the
    >> choices. Choose 3-Personal Options | 2-Administrative Options |
    >> 3-Message Date & Time. When date & time is off, press 1 to hear it.
    >>
    >> And if you're in a hurry, you'll like 3-Personal Options | 4-Expert Mode.
    >>
    >> Other timesavers off of 2-Administrative Options are 1-Skip Passcode
    >> and 2-Autoplay.
    >>
    >> Isaac Wankerl wrote:
    >>
    >>> Is there a way to skip listening to the precursor of each voicemail
    >>> message that the Sprint lady reads off to me (time, phone number,
    >>> etc)? I would much rather just hear the message and then punch a
    >>> button to get this extended information for the few times I want to
    >>> know it.
    >>>

    >>

    >


    --
    Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A680



  5. #5
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: speeding up voicemail

    Frank Harris wrote:
    > Other timesavers off of 2-Administrative Options are 1-Skip Passcode and
    > 2-Autoplay.


    I would recommend against skip passcode though. Caller ID these days is
    rather easy to spoof, and skip passcode keys off that. And while you
    might not think your voice messages are important, do consider that if
    the voicemail system believes you have called in on your cell phone (and
    there's no password required to log you in), it allows the user to make
    outgoing calls via the voicemail interface.

    Sprint has also issued some warning about this as well. Rather dumb of
    them really to use caller ID, when ANI would've been a much more secure
    option.

    --
    E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.



  6. #6
    Mij Adyaw
    Guest

    Re: speeding up voicemail

    This is poor design on the part of the voice mail interface. It should be
    possible for the user to DISABLE the ability to make calls from the voice
    mail interface. The password should be required to disable outgoing calls
    from VM. This is Sprint's problem and they should fix it. I like bypassing
    the passcode so that voicemail can be received "hands-free" without entering
    a passcode.


    "Isaiah Beard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Frank Harris wrote:
    >> Other timesavers off of 2-Administrative Options are 1-Skip Passcode and
    >> 2-Autoplay.

    >
    > I would recommend against skip passcode though. Caller ID these days is
    > rather easy to spoof, and skip passcode keys off that. And while you
    > might not think your voice messages are important, do consider that if the
    > voicemail system believes you have called in on your cell phone (and
    > there's no password required to log you in), it allows the user to make
    > outgoing calls via the voicemail interface.
    >
    > Sprint has also issued some warning about this as well. Rather dumb of
    > them really to use caller ID, when ANI would've been a much more secure
    > option.
    >
    > --
    > E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    > Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.






  7. #7
    Bob Smith
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    Re: speeding up voicemail


    "Mij Adyaw" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > This is poor design on the part of the voice mail interface. It should be
    > possible for the user to DISABLE the ability to make calls from the voice
    > mail interface. The password should be required to disable outgoing calls
    > from VM. This is Sprint's problem and they should fix it. I like bypassing
    > the passcode so that voicemail can be received "hands-free" without

    entering
    > a passcode.



    Whether the design is defective is moot. The fact is though that SPCS has
    provided a warning about bypassing the pass code. It's not that hard to plug
    in those four digits.

    Bob





  8. #8
    Tinman
    Guest

    Re: speeding up voicemail

    Isaac Wankerl wrote:
    > Is there a way to skip listening to the precursor of each voicemail
    > message that the Sprint lady reads off to me (time, phone number,
    > etc)? I would much rather just hear the message and then punch a
    > button to get this extended information for the few times I want to
    > know it.


    I press "5" to skip the announcements I don't want to hear. OTOH, when I
    had the announcements set to "skip" I wasn't able to figure out how to
    hear them, on a per-message basis (so I turned them back on and just
    press "5"). I use "7" (delete) or "9" (save) to move through my VM
    messages. I do have my VM set to Expert Mode (with announcements on).
    Works for me.


    --
    Mike





  9. #9
    Frank Harris
    Guest

    Re: speeding up voicemail

    Here's a PDF of the tree of voicemail commands
    http://www1.sprintpcs.com/media/Asse...l03_1fe38f.pdf

    Or from www.sprintpcs.com, click on the Help tab, the Browse help
    topics, then look at the several Voicemail items.

    Isaac Wankerl wrote:
    > Is there a way to skip listening to the precursor of each voicemail
    > message that the Sprint lady reads off to me (time, phone number, etc)?
    > I would much rather just hear the message and then punch a button to get
    > this extended information for the few times I want to know it.
    >


    --
    Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A680



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