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How to Check Voicemail on Landline

How to Check Voicemail on Landline

Technology makes our world more connected and a little smaller. It is comforting to know that people can contact us or leave us messages, whether it is for business or personal reasons.

As important as it is for people to be able to leave us messages, it is equally important for us to be able to access those messages. Accessing your voicemail can be quick and easy on any landline phone, especially with Community Phone.

Before we dive in, are you looking to upgrade your landline phone service?

Community Phone is the best landline phone service in the United States that provides excellent home phone service without tying your phone to the internet or copper connections. Its landline base works off cell towers, providing solid coverage across 99% of the US, including rural and low-reception areas.

Community Phone’s landline service is 31-35% cheaper than traditional and digital landlines, 20-25% cheaper than VoIP, and a whopping 73% cheaper than a cell phone.

How to Check Voicemail on Landline

There are numerous landline telephone companies, each with a specific protocol to check your voicemail. It takes only a few quick keystrokes to access your voicemail for each of the following companies:

1. Community Phone

Never miss a call from a loved one with the Community Phone voicemail feature. Here’s how you can check your voicemail on a Community Phone landline:

1. Dial “1”

2. Press “Call/Talk” on your phone

3. Enter Passcode

2. How to Check Your Voicemail from Another Phone

If you want to listen to your voicemail from a different phone, follow these steps:

  1. Call your 10-digit Community Phone number
  2. Interrupt the Voicemail greeting by pressing the * key
  3. Enter the passcode when prompted
  4. You can now listen to your voicemail messages.

Community Phone - Best Traditional Landline Phone Service Without Internet

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Large carriers are shutting down copper wire service across the country, per FCC 19-72, forcing customers to get internet-based phones. If you want to continue using your landline without tying it to the internet, switch to Community Phone, the best traditional landline phone service without internet.

Community Phone's wireless landline base connects your phone to local cell towers for a dial tone, eliminating the need for high-speed internet. The revolutionary wireless technology and partnership with nationwide carriers provide coverage across 99% of the US. Take your phone number with you anywhere, as all you need is a power outlet and cell towers for your Community Phone landline to work.

Enjoy unlimited nationwide calling, clear voice quality, the reliability of a landline, and fantastic features like caller ID, voicemail, call forwarding, and call waiting at affordable prices, without hidden charges or exorbitant equipment fees. Community Phone's future-proof technology combines the reliability of a traditional landline and freedom of wireless access to give you the best telephonic experience.

How Does It Work?

The Community Phone landline base works off local cell towers without tying your phone to the internet. The built-in antennas amplify signal strength to ensure excellent voice quality in rural and low-reception areas. The 12-hour backup battery in the base ensures your phones continue working during a power outage.

Here's how you can install your Community Phone landline without a technician in a few simple steps:

1. Connect the landline base to a power outlet.

Image of Community Phone landline set up - Step 1

2. Hook your phone to the phone jack on the base.

Image of Community Phone landline set up - Step 2

3. Toggle the ON/OFF switch to the ON position and power on the base.

Image of Community Phone landline set up - Step 3

4. Wait for about 5 mins until the base finishes the setup. Once all the lights turn green, you can make and receive calls.

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Watch the video below for a full tutorial.

Community Phone Landline Features

Enjoy excellent Community Phone features unavailable on traditional landlines at affordable prices.

1. Spam Call Blocking

The average money Americans lost to scammers and phone scams increased by 14.9% between 2021 and 2022. Most scammers target seniors as they are unaware of several scams doing the rounds.

With the STIR/SHAKEN protocols not having the desired effect, traditional landlines not providing spam-blocking services, and inefficient manual blocking, scammers are bound to pursue their relentless attacks.

The best solution to protecting yourself, your loved one, or your business is to switch to a provider that automatically blocks spam calls before your phone rings. Get the Community Phone spam blocker which can block over 6 million spam calls before your phone rings.

Talk to a landline specialist about the whitelist feature if you have seniors who have dementia or other ailments. You can actively contribute to the Community Phone blacklist, whose database of known spammers is increasing daily to ensure spammers do not disturb you or any other Community Phone customer.

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Call Community Phone today or chat with their subject matter experts!

2. Landline Texting

Several studies reveal that texts are more successful than emails because of their delivery and open rates - 98% against 16-20% of emails. Stay connected with your loved ones by texting their number from your Community Phone landline. 2-way messaging lets you see the recipient's messages and continue engaging with them.

If you are a business, use the unlimited texting feature to engage with your customers or employees. Share offers and discounts, wish customers on special occasions, and collect feedback to enhance your business reputation and increase revenue. Send company announcements and personalized messages to employees when working remotely.

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Call History

Enable the call history feature and access information on incoming and outgoing calls to and from your Community Phone landline.

You can use this feature to

1. Return missed calls from known contacts

2. Store legitimate contacts

3. Check caller information against known contacts

4. Send a message or

5. Block spam calls.

Call History with Community Phone

3-way Calling

Turn a standard phone call into a conference call by patching in several loved ones simultaneously on a call and sharing precious moments with them. Enjoy crystal clear voice quality and no lag when multiple people are speaking with Community Phone's landline service that combines the reliability of a landline and the freedom of wireless.

If you are a remote employee or manage a remote team, utilize this feature to collaborate efficiently with your team or employees without worrying about internet connectivity, bandwidth, and unreliable calling apps.

Benefits of Switching to Community Phone

Here are some benefits you can enjoy when you become part of the Community Phone family.

1. Unlimited nationwide calling: Make unlimited calls to friends and family across the US without worrying about a steep long-distance bill. If you are a business owner, you can stay connected with your remote team, engage customers, launch marketing campaigns, and find innovative ways of tapping into the market with unlimited nationwide calling.

2, No internet needed: The Community Phone landline base works off cell towers without tying your phone to the internet. Forget connectivity, bandwidth, maintenance, and outage woes, and stay connected to emergency services, loved ones, employees, and customers with your Community Phone landline.

3. Compatible with all phone models: The landline base is compatible with all phone models, saving you time and the hassle of buying new phone equipment.

4. ZERO cost installation: The landline base can be installed in just a few steps by anyone in your home or office without a technician. This DIY installation saves you time and money that you would otherwise spend on expensive technician-led installations.

5. Works during power outages: The 12-hour backup battery in the landline base ensures your phones continue working during power outages, helping you stay connected to loved ones and emergency services.

6. 24/7 customer support: Contact the Community Phone customer care via phone, mail, or chat to speak with their US-based customer support. Customers are extremely pleased with the reps' courteousness, knowledge, and patience, as seen in the glowing reviews on BBB and Trustpilot.

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Accessing Voicemail - Other Providers

2. Xfinity Home Phone

1. Dial *99 or your home telephone number.

2. When your personal greeting starts, press #.

3. Enter your passcode when prompted.

3. Cox

1. Lift the handset for your home phone.

2. Press star ( * ) and the numbers 2- 9- 8, or call your 10-digit home phone number.

3. If prompted, enter your PIN and press #.

4. Ooma

1. Press the play button on your Ooma Telo Base Station or Phone Genie to hear your messages played through the built-in speaker

2. Pick up your telephone and dial your phone number to hear your messages through your telephone

3. Pick up your Ooma HD2 or HD3 Handset and press the soft key that corresponds with the “Voicemail” option

5. AT&T

1. Dial *98 from your home phone.

2. If your voicemail is passcode protected, enter it now.

3. Press 1 to Get your Messages.

4. Press 1 for Voice Messages.

6. Frontier

1. Log in to your Frontier account or the MyFrontier app. Download the app in the App Store or Google Play.

2. Unified Messaging customers can access their voicemail online via the Web Portal at Sign in with your 10-digit phone number and PIN.

7. CenturyLink

1. Press *98, *68, or #55 (varies by location) from your home phone.

2. Voice prompts will guide you through the rest of the steps.

8. Spectrum

1. Dial *99 from your Spectrum home phone

2. Use your Spectrum phone number (TN*) to access the voicemail

3. You will reach the Main Menu. Press ‘1’

Access Landline Voicemail from Another Phone - Android or iPhone

You may be waiting for a very important phone call. There is no need to be tied down at home. You can check your voicemail from your cellphone. Here’s how:

1. Call Your Number.

2. Press the Star or Hash Key (depending on the carrier).

When you hear your voicemail start, press the star or pound key.

US users with the phone carriers Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, or US Cellular need to press the star key. If you are located outside the US, you can check your local carrier’s website or call customer service to find out what key you should press and if this option is available.

3. Enter your Mailbox Pin.

Enter your PIN to access your voicemail message bank.

You will already need to know your passcode or PIN to hear your voicemail from another phone. If you don’t have this code, retrieve it from your carrier.

Troubleshooting Common Voicemail Issues

Here are some common problems that may occur with your Community Phone voicemail service and troubleshooting steps:

Voicemail Feature Turned Off

Most issues with landline voicemail retrieval are simple issues to fix. When setting up your voicemail, follow these steps to ensure it works properly:

1. Dial 1

2. Press “Call/Talk”

3. Follow the Voicemail instructions

4. Write down your chosen passcode

Password Reset

If you need to reset your passcode, please follow these steps:

1. Click on this Community Phone link.

2. Scroll down to find the form with 3 options.

3. Choose “Reset voicemail password.

Typeform to reset voicemail password

4. Provide your name and email address on the Type form.

Typeform to reset voicemail password

5. Click on submit.

Typeform to reset voicemail password

2. Incorrect Password

If you receive a message that says you have entered the wrong password or you forgot it, visit this link to reset your password. Once again, write or record your password somewhere it is easy for you to find.

3. Disable Voicemail

1. Click on this Community Phone link.

2. Scroll down to find the form with 3 options.

3. Choose “Disable voicemail

Typeform to disable voicemail

4. Provide your name and email address

Typeform to disable voicemail

5. Click submit.

Typeform to disable voicemail

4. Not Prompted to Enter Password

Most voicemail features have the option to turn the required password feature off or on. It is always recommended you leave the password feature turned on for extra protection for your account. It is also recommended to change your voicemail password often. If you are not prompted to enter a password, check to see if your password feature is off. If it is, follow the instructions for your service provider to enable the password feature once again.

5. New Message is Silent

Make sure you have set up your voicemail properly. Try calling your voicemail from another phone to see if you can leave yourself a message. This will let you know if it is a problem with the voicemail. If you can leave a message but still can’t hear it, it may be a setting that you have turned off. Contact your service provider to troubleshoot which setting is off and how to turn it back on.

Conclusion - The Bottom Line

Landlines with voicemail from Community Phones offer affordable plans, easy installation, and a way to receive important messages at or away from home. Contact us today to find out what package works best for you. We are here to help.

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