How to Change a Voicemail Greeting

Most cell phone network providers offer their customers the optional service of voicemail, which is basically a portable digital answering machine for your mobile number. And just like an answering machine, you can customize your greeting. Typically, you create a greeting when you set up your voicemail. But if you feel like it's time for a change, you can easily redo your voicemail message within a matter of minutes.

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Call your voicemail. This is usually done by pressing and holding down the "1" key for a few seconds.

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Enter your password when prompted.

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Listen to the voice prompts. Press the key that corresponds with "changing your inbox greeting."

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Speak your new greeting into the phone when you hear the tone. Press "#" when you're finished. At this point you'll be allowed to play back you r greeting. You can either keep it as is or re-record it by following the voice prompts.