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I am trying to complete this mod (it's something I had on my last phone) but it is not working. I have completed all of the steps successfully, but in the end it does not work. The phone does still dial and connect with voicemail, but then it keeps asking for my password. My dialing sequence in my "Voicemail" setup is *86,,,XXXX# (XXXX=my password). Also, I found that you do not have to enter *86 as outlined in your step 2. You can touch the menu key (3 dots) in upper right corner of dialer without needing to enter *86. Also, in step 6, I hope you meant touch to the "right" of the 6. I also tried using the "Wait" option without success.
Have you tested this setup? Does it work for you? How old is your Razr M? Mine is 1 week old. I am running Android 4.0.4, the latest Verizon tells me is available.
Any help to sucessfully complete saving your password for voicemail would be appreciated. I have read quite a bit and experimented alot with no success yet.
I have my Maxx set up like above except I am using two commas instead of three. I have found that if I have a voicemail in the notification bar and I pull it down and access from there...it works perfectly. If I dial Voicemail as a contact or from the dialer, it asks for my password. Does yours work from the notification bar? Hope that helps.
OK, so after speaking with Verizon Tech Support, I found that they have no helpful info; well at least the guy I was talking to. Being a guy who has been around the block a few times, I know that I could easily have reached a "junior" tech advisor who does not know as much as a more seasoned , experienced tech person. In any event, I have experienced the same success as Indian - if I access voicemail from the notification bar, my preset password will work and access my VM. However, if I try to access my VM from the "Voicemail" Icon, it will not work. Hmmmm...., interesting. At least I now know that I am not a "freak" and others are experiencing the same thing. One thing that I thought I experienced, but as of yet is not confirmed, is if the "Voicemail Icon" method acts differently if there is a VM message waiting, as opposed to when there is no "unheard" messages. I thought one time it worked when there was a message "waiting", and it did not work when there were no "unheard" messages...but I'm not certain. I will keep experimenting with other options and update this post as I learn.
Update: So, after a few days of receiving messages and experimenting with different setups, I have found that the best solution is what Indian and Allvarsity have experienced, above. Saving the password only works when dialing voicemail from the notification bar. It will not auto dial your saved password if you access voicemail from the main Voicemail Icon, or from your phone book (People). I'll just always call from the notification bar. Thanks to all for your help.
Another way to do this so it will work if you dial as a contact is to open the People app and scroll down to Voicemail. Open the Voicemail contact and put it in Edit Mode (click the menu button and select Edit. You cannot modify the phone number already in there, but you can add a second number to it so click on add new under (Phone) and create a new line with the *86#,XXXX#,1 (XXXX) is your passcode.
I have been using this on my Bionic and on my Sons Maxx for a long time now and it still works after ICS update. For some reason though some phones will not allow you to save it with less then 7 digits in the number itself. If that is the case go to gmail and open it (on a computer) go to contacts and edit your voicemail thee by adding the above. It will let you save it and it will update your phone with the additional number.
Then you can dial it from contacts and have the code go as well.
On my device you have to save the *86 with the pass code as the MAIN number for it to select it when you select it from the pull down.
I am looking at one right now. A Razr M and if you go into the voicemail contact and select Edit, you can add another number to this selection as well as the *86. By Adding the one with the passcode when you click on the contact itself, you can choose between the *86 by itself or the one with the Passcode.
To set it up to use the Notification Dropdown do the following
Select Dialer so it opens then select the Menu Button and it will open a Call Settings Menu
select Voicemail Settings and you can update and save this with your passcode so it will work from the dropdown itself as well as the Contact if you followed the above step.
I just got around to changing my vm to login automatically. I am using a Razr Maxx and your setup worked great. I added a contact with the number: *86#,1234#,1 with 1234 being my pass-code and it works great. From the contact list with this contact pulled up, I hit the menu button and hit "Place on Home screen" Now all I have to do is hit that contact on my Home screen and I can get right into my vm. Thanks.