I arrived in the USA yesterday on a 10 day trip and my mobile gave me the new voicemail alert today, but when I follow the advice given in FAQs on this site to try and access my voicemail, I just get a busy/engaged tone from the network. So I've tried both calling my own mobile number direct and using the 443 code (I didn't expect 443 to work but just tried in case). Calling my own mobile (I'm using my mobile to do so as I don't have access to another phone) I've tried both +44794.... and 0044794... and also connected to both AT&T and T-Mobile network. Same result in every case.
I did not set up a voicemail PIN before I left the UK (didn't know I had to) but this should still work. Voicemail from the UK works fine via the 443 number.
I actually need to access the voicemail ASAP as I'm expecting it's related to a medical issue!
Thanks for any suggestions!
Do you have credit on your phone? In the UK voicemail will take £1 of your goodybag or cost 10p if you don't have any minutes. However as you are aborad, international rates apply:
Scroll down to see the international charges
this post MAY help you alex.
i hope so. I'll keep looking into it for you. If i find anything else, i'll post it here.
Abroad will cost airtime credit and it dosnt come out of a ggbag so have u credit in your phone when trying this?
read the very short thread, and you'll notice that the OP has said they have credit!
another suggestion alex.
ring your giffgaff number from another phone, let it go to voicemail, then press star (this is the point where you would input your pin) but if you havent setup a pin, maybe it will let you access your voicemail.
Ps. This is how the newspaper phone hackers accessed voicemail. ie:-people didnt setup a pin number, leaving a loophole for others to gain access.