How to Change a Voicemail Greeting

By Thomas McNish

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.

Step 1

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

Step 2

Enter your password when prompted.

Step 3

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

Step 4

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.

Tips & Warnings

  • Try to keep your voicemail greeting reasonably short. Ask for necessary details like name and number, but don't go on for too long.
  • Make sure to identify yourself by saying your first name. Some people aren't comfortable saying their last name on voicemail, but saying your first name will at least allow the person calling you to know whether or not they've dialed the right number.