Voicemail comes up with a small box saying call voicemail. I do, enter my 10 digit phone number, and it says invalid mailbox try again. I reset my voicemail password. No change. I turned off wifi. No change. I disabled call forwarding. No change. Anything else I can do?
Have you tried dialing *86 to access the voicemail?
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I have the same problem. It wasn’t like this before. It would ask me a password and then id be in to listen to messages. Now it tells me “Welcome to the Message Management System” and asks me to enter the number of the person I want to send a message to (this makes little sense since I’m trying to listen to my own voicemail). To listen to my own, press #. Then it asks for a mailbox number, which I don’t have. I tried using my phone number and my old voicemail password, and neither work.
What‘s weird is my wife also has an iPhone on Verizon and she doesn’t have the “Call Voicemail” button, but instead a list of voicemails and their associated numbers. She can play them directly and not have to call in.
Visual voicemail is not set up. It’s pretty much what’s going on here: iPhone Visual Voicemail Issues
But the more pressing problem, same as OP, is that calling VM goes to a message center asking for a mailbox number.
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It is important that you are able to listen to your voicemails, Misterfung. Is your visual voicemail application up to date? When did you first notice this was an issue? Did you have any major updates around the time you were unable to access your voicemail?
I use the Phone app that's included in the iOS operating system and it is up to date.
As far as visual voicemail, it's never worked on this phone. I used to have it on T-Mobile and when I got this phone in March 2017 and switched to Verizon I just figured Verizon didn't support it.
As for no access to voicemail, I noticed this May 2, but it could have been going on much longer because I had no notification that I had voicemails and so no reason to call in. As of today it's gotten worse. Pressing the "Call Voicemail" or dialing *86 results in "Call Failed."
The last major update I did was to iOS 11.3, which would have been in early April. Don't know for sure if that's related since I don't get voicemails often.