How to Find Your Voicemail Password on Your Cell Phone

We have all forgotten passwords before. For some accounts, it can be nearly impossible to reset a password. Luckily, cell phone voicemail passwords are relatively easy to change so that you can access your messages again. Most of the time, a call to the customer service department of your cell phone company will result in a fix. Some companies offer online services, including a chat function and websites where you can also reset your password easily.

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How to Find Your Voicemail Password on Your Cell Phone
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Verizon Wireless

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Dial *611 and press "Send" from a Verizon Wireless handset.

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Press "2" in order to reset your password.

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Press "1" when asked for your password. You will be asked to verify billing information, and you will then be prompted to reset your password.

AT&T Wireless

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Dial 611 from your handset.

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Press "3" for Voicemail.

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Press "3" to reset your password.

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Enter your billing zip code for verification purposes. You will then receive a text message with a temporary password. If you prefer not to receive a text message, call 800-331-0500 to reset your password instead.

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Press and hold the "1" on your keypad.

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Press "4" to select personal options.

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Press "2" to select administrative options.

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Press "1" for password, then follow the prompts to change your password.

Sprint

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Register as an Account Administrator at the My Sprint web page (see Resource).

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Select "My Subscribers."

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Select "Reset Voicemail Password". Your password will be temporarily set to the last seven digits of you phone number.

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Log into your voicemail from your handset using this temporary password, and follow the prompts to set a new permanent password.