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Thread: Rant: WIND Voicemail - Biggest POS Ever

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    Rant: WIND Voicemail - Biggest POS Ever

    Wind needs to get serious about replacing the existing VM they provide their customers.

    1) It forces you to listen to time-wasting 'preamble' before you actually hear the message content.
    2) It natters at you like a scolding mother if you access your voice mail after not listening to ALL your messages, if you had to interrupt VM access and then had to call back.
    3) It won't let you delete a message until it's fully played....no matter how much the person leaving the message is rambling on.

    4) Wind has piss-poor VM documentation on their web site. There isn't a complete list of commands provided for each option.

    5) The way the current VM system works is just a money grab, designed to keep you connected longer....chewing up your minutes.

    6) Wind needs to get the same VM system Fido/Rogers uses - it's much friendlier for most users.

    7) BTW - how do you set a password for your VM so a casual passer-by can't simply pick-up your phone and press "1" to listen to your VM?

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    1- To listen to voicemail, press 1. It doesn't matter when, just press it.

    2- Not sure what you're talking about.

    3- Delete voicemails without playing them all the way through, double-tap 7 during the message.

    4- True, but then I haven't looked very hard at all. Didn't need to.

    5- Chewing up what minutes? $35 and $45 plans are *unlimited* minutes, and I'm not sure but I wouldn't be surprised if checking voicemail was considered a Wind-to-Wind call on the $15 plan.

    6- It is, essentially, the same.

    7- Not sure, but I bet that going through the menu system will help you find a prompt for that. Alternatively, you could not let casual passers-by pick up your phone. You know, theft risk and all that.

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    Voicemail doesn't use up your minutes. Also, you can skip the preamble by pressing 1 while it's happening. Pressing 7 during message playback will delete that message.

    All in all, I've found it massively better than Rogers and Fido's voicemail systems.

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    The fact that more devices these days don't have visual voicemail is what's holding us back...
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    WIND's button assignment are pretty standard and are the same as other carriers. I got so used to pressing 1 to listen and 7 to delete on Bell and Rogers, I automatically did that on WIND and it worked just fine.

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    OP is just a failure for not experimenting to figure it out on his own.

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    IF YOU ARE ON THE C H A T PLAN , VOICEMAIL DOES NOT EAT YOUR MINUTES



    WHERE AS the incumbants, it does eat up your Minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larklen View Post
    OP is just a failure for not experimenting to figure it out on his own.
    Maybe u shud consider urself a failure for not answering his question.
    Weren't u taught in kinder grade that no question is stupid enough not to be answered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theplayground View Post
    Maybe u shud consider urself a failure for not answering his question.
    Weren't u taught in kinder grade that no question is stupid enough not to be answered.
    His question was already answered, no point in me reiterating what has already been said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IlikeGSM View Post
    Wind needs to get serious about replacing the existing VM they provide their customers.
    they should replace their voice mail system because you can't understand how to use it?

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    I just use the VM that is built into my phone, none of those issues.

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    I've had no problems with Wind's voicemail insofar as compared to Fido before I had the iPhone. My problem is the lack of Visual Voicemail. Now THAT I miss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by live_strong View Post
    they should replace their voice mail system because you can't understand how to use it?
    Good one Live_strong...........
    OP probably just needed better guidance to use his voicemail in a more pleasant manner. Isn't that what HOFO is all about. He cud have just expressed it in a better way.

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    Maybe you should consider yourself a failure in regards to spelling and grammar. Which is something else most people learn in kindergarten and following primary school years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by live_strong View Post
    they should replace their voice mail system because you can't understand how to use it?
    Is it OP's fault he can't understand how to use it when it's inadequately documented?

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