Annoying Android Phone Voicemail Notification



  • So I called my phone just to find it, and by mistake I created a voicemail entry on it. I don't use voicemail, and it's not provided for free by "Telefonica".

    Got a robocall and a SMS both saying I can read my voicemail for $1/week. There is an app for it too. I'm not interested, now that Android notification will polute my phone until I change my provider, I guess.



  • @sockpuppet7 Wow, your carrier doesn't include voicemail for free? I know some of the US carriers charge separately for Visual Voicemail (to which I laugh and set up my Google Voice number) but standard voicemail is included as part of the "you have a phone number" part.



  • @e4tmyl33t In the US that goes back to land-lines too. The last time voice mail cost extra was like 1998.

    I do remember back when call waiting was a couple extra bucks a month, and when I was talking on a friend's phone it'd make the ticking sound and I thought his phone was just broken because our home phone never had call waiting. To this day I still don't really know how to work it, but fortunately cellphones have an actual call waiting UI so I don't need to know. (You had to like tab the hang-up bar on the phone for each line or something? I dunno.)



  • @blakeyrat said in Annoying Android Phone Voicemail Notification:

    You had to like tab the hang-up bar on the phone for each line or something?

    Yes. Newer phones got a "Flash / Call Wait" button to do that without doing the fake hang up.



  • @e4tmyl33t I don't mind they charging for people that really want it. I'm annoyed that I can't get rid of that stupid notification.


  • kills Dumbledore

    Press and hold on the notification. Depending on your android version you'll get either a set of options for the app that generated it, or an info button you can tap to send you to the same options. From there you can disable all notifications for the app.

    If it's the system sending you that, you probably want future notifications, but after you've turned it off you can turn it back on again, and the notification will be gone. I used to have to do the same thing when iPlayer failed to realise a program had finished and I didn't need the play controls any more


  • SockDev

    I have to pay to collect voicemail but I'm on a PAYG plan. I also only pay for calls I make.



  • @jaloopa said in Annoying Android Phone Voicemail Notification:

    Press and hold on the notification. Depending on your android version you'll get either a set of options for the app that generated it, or an info button you can tap to send you to the same options. From there you can disable all notifications for the app.

    If it's the system sending you that, you probably want future notifications, but after you've turned it off you can turn it back on again, and the notification will be gone. I used to have to do the same thing when iPlayer failed to realise a program had finished and I didn't need the play controls any more

    He's probably talking about the icon of the tapereels that shows up where the clock, WiFi icons, etc show up rather than a proper "notification".



  • @jaloopa said in Annoying Android Phone Voicemail Notification:

    Press and hold on the notification. Depending on your android version you'll get either a set of options for the app that generated it, or an info button you can tap to send you to the same options.

    ... unless it's the "you are charging your phone with a USB cable" one in which case: NOPE! There forever! Fuck you user!


  • Impossible Mission Players - A

    @blakeyrat said in Annoying Android Phone Voicemail Notification:

    To this day I still don't really know how to work it,

    Basically, for non-cell devices you "flash" the line, either by a dedicated button or tapping the headset's on-hook button, to switch between the current call and whoever is calling in. I think some fancier providers let you double-tap to join the calls together, but it varies.


  • Notification Spam Recipient

    @blakeyrat Good thing we weren't talking about that.



  • @blakeyrat said in Annoying Android Phone Voicemail Notification:

    @jaloopa said in Annoying Android Phone Voicemail Notification:

    Press and hold on the notification. Depending on your android version you'll get either a set of options for the app that generated it, or an info button you can tap to send you to the same options.

    ... unless it's the "you are charging your phone with a USB cable" one in which case: NOPE! There forever! Fuck you user!

    The same happens for the damned voicemail notification. It (Android 7.0 on a Moto G4 plus) doesn't give you an option to block all notifications of the program generating it that is "Smartphone Services" (my translation). The best it offers you is to show notifications silently.


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