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OmGirl
05-20-2004, 02:27 PM
So here's a question.

I accidentally left my phone in my boyfriend's office. When I realized that I'd forgotten it, it was too late. I won't be able to retrieve it until this weekend, but in the meantime, I'd really like to check my voicemail a few times. My phone, however, is on, with the ringer set to its highest level. I don't want to call my phone and have it ring, ring, ring, irritating the hell out of the employees. This is a very serious and very busy office we're talking about.

Sounds like a longshot, I know, but is there some way I can call my voicemail WITHOUT calling my phone? Or some way to directly connect to the mail, without having my phone powered down?

KennyD
05-20-2004, 02:33 PM
I know that when you call another sprint pcs phone and get their voicemail, if you press ** you get asked for your 10 digit number and password then you get to your mail box. I remember reading about it somewhere. I'm pretty sure you had to dial 11(areacode)+another sprint pcs number then you would get directly to their mailbox and there you'd press ** and follow the instructions. Hope all that jazz made sense.

gsmornot
05-20-2004, 02:36 PM
Yes you can, a quick search would have helped. Dial your area code + your first 3 digits + 6245(mail). Sprint has direct mail access set for all of there prefixes if you dial mail instead of the last 4 digits of a number.

gsmornot
05-20-2004, 02:38 PM
I know that when you call another sprint pcs phone and get their voicemail, if you press ** you get asked for your 10 digit number and password then you get to your mail box. I remember reading about it somewhere. I'm pretty sure you had to dial 11(areacode)+another sprint pcs number then you would get directly to their mailbox and there you'd press ** and follow the instructions. Hope all that jazz made sense.

This method is using your Sprint phone to go right to someones voice mail to leave a message without ringing there phone. If your phone is not with you use the method I posted above from any phone you can.

KennyD
05-20-2004, 02:43 PM
Sounds good, glad you responded because I had always wondered how you'd do that.

OmGirl
05-22-2004, 02:11 PM
Thanks; I appreciate it. I had found out about the ** trick, but not the mailbox line. Very helpful!

Mandelm
05-22-2004, 02:57 PM
If your in the same area as your cell you don't even need an area code XXX-mail works to get to Sprint PCS Voice Mail

pdx77
05-22-2004, 03:00 PM
If your in the same area as your cell you don't even need an area code XXX-mail works to get to Sprint PCS Voice Mail
That's not true in all areas. Here in Portland we have to dial the areacode for all local calls, even if you are calling across the street.

OmGirl
05-25-2004, 11:24 AM
That's not true in all areas. Here in Portland we have to dial the areacode for all local calls, even if you are calling across the street.

Same applies to Boston. But no big deal, I don't mind dialing the extra 3 digits. ;)

whitehawk8c
10-25-2004, 05:56 PM
From a landline phone, you can dial the 3 digit prefix then dial 9784. Example, your cell number is 851 9625 dial 851 9784.

GoRams08
10-25-2004, 06:28 PM
AreaCode-NPA-Mail works with old-school exchanges
AreaCode-NPA-9999 Same

proft
03-21-2006, 11:23 AM
The access to A/C-XXX-MAIL has been discontinued as of March, 2006. Sprint PCS reps act as though this service never existed and simply tell you to dial your own phone and let it ring to voicemail. Of course it took me 3 calls and 15 minutes on hold each time to find this out. It's too bad their service has become so poor.

chrislorl
03-25-2006, 10:55 AM
Quick question for those that used the direct dial in method from a land line. Do you get billed for the access even though you were on a land line, does it show up on your bill as air tim or even listed?

honey50
03-25-2006, 03:34 PM
Doesnt work if you ported your number.... I tried the xxx-mail and it brings me back to my old carrier... :td:

dotbowels
03-25-2006, 04:30 PM
After reading this thread I am confused what is the easiest way to do what the original poster requested. Directly Connecting to Your Own Voicemail From A Landline to retrieve messages ?

Thanks Dorothy

reemusk
03-25-2006, 04:58 PM
The access to A/C-XXX-MAIL has been discontinued as of March, 2006. Sprint PCS reps act as though this service never existed and simply tell you to dial your own phone and let it ring to voicemail. Of course it took me 3 calls and 15 minutes on hold each time to find this out. It's too bad their service has become so poor.


i just used it

ScrewDaShack
03-25-2006, 05:21 PM
Doesnt work if you ported your number.... I tried the xxx-mail and it brings me back to my old carrier... :td:

works for me and i ported

Yay4Juggs
03-25-2006, 06:04 PM
works for me and i teleported from neptune

ScrewDaShack
03-25-2006, 06:52 PM
works for me and i teleported from neptune

LOL :laughing: :music:

honey50
03-25-2006, 08:43 PM
works for me and i ported

I ported in 10/2005 and it still hasnt switched over... :td:

Terry K
03-26-2006, 11:14 PM
in my market, both 417-894-6245 and 417-496-6245 still work

chrislorl
03-27-2006, 08:00 AM
in my market, both 417-894-6245 and 417-496-6245 still work

Hey folks, quick question, have any of you ever been billed for this access?

I have someone telling me that sprint has come back to them and is trying to bill one min. for each access from the land line???????

Thanks

 
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