Verizon's voice mail service accepts messages for you when you are
busy, or just don't want to answer the phone. The basic service will
record up to 20 messages, with a three-minute maximum per message. The
messages are held for 21 days, after which they are deleted
automatically. Voice mail is usually included when you first activate
your service, and you can check to see that you have voice mail from the
"My Verizon" account area on the Verizon website. Once you have
established you have voice mail on your account, you can set it up by
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Step 1Press "*86" and then "Send" from your phone on
Verizon's network. "86" are the characters "VM" using the alpha-keys.
Then enter your wireless phone number. Press "#" when you hear the
greeting. Follow the prompts to set up your password, greeting and
mailbox options and then end the call when you're done.
Step 2Press "*86" and then "Send" from your phone. If
you're not on the Verizon network, enter your wireless phone number.
Press "#" when you hear the greeting. Then enter the password, followed
by "#." Listen to the messages and then press "7" to delete and "9" to
Step 3Rerecord your greeting by choosing "Personal
Options," which is the number "4" key. Options include notification
options and other greetings like "Extended Absence." Follow the voice
prompts to navigate through the tiered system.
Step 4Verify your voice-mail indicator is working by
accessing your voice mail and pressing the number "4" key. Press "1" to
toggle the message-waiting indicator on or off. Listen to the
announcement that tells you how it's set.