How to Put Music as My Voicemail

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Many people customize their voice mail greetings with witty jokes and funny voices to make it personal, rather than using an automated greeting. Sometimes there are songs that suit a voice mail greeting. Unfortunately, no phone providers, or even third-party companies, offer a way to use songs for voice mail messages. If you still want one, however, you can record the song on your voice mail message yourself.

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Step 1

Open your phone's voice mail settings. Although it varies for some phones, dialing "1" commonly brings users to their voice mail.

Step 2

Select the option to change your voice mail greeting.

Step 3

Set up the music to where you want your voice mail greeting to begin. You can use a radio, CD player, MP3 player, computer or other device to play the music.

Step 4

Hold your phone near the music player.

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Step 5

Press the "Record" button on your voicemail greeting and the "Play" button on your music simultaneously.

Step 6

Press "Stop" when you are finished

Tip

You can also use "ringback tones" — music that plays for the person on the other end of the line when they call you, rather than ringing — as another way to play music for your callers. Most providers offer them for a small fee.

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