Did you know that you can call your voicemail from your phone or someone else’s? Major carriers such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and US Cellular make this easy. Here’s how to check your voicemail on Android.
How to Check Your Voicemail on an Android Phone
The easiest way to check your voicemail inbox is to call your voicemail from your own phone. Here’s how to do it using various methods and media.
How to call voicemail on any medium
To call voicemail on Android, open the Phone app and then press and hold the “1” key. It may have a voicemail icon on it, but it should work even if you don’t see that voicemail icon.
While we have instructions for popular US carriers with additional tips, this is the most important thing you need to know.
Listen to AT&T Voice Messages
If you work for AT&T, launch the Phone app on your phone, press and hold
1. This will dial your voice mail system.
Once connected, enter your voicemail password and you will hear your unheard voicemail messages. Saved voice messages can be accessed by pressing
1on the keyboard.
Would you like your messages to be displayed on the screen instead? Use visual voicemail. You can download the official AT&T Visual Voicemail app on your Android phone.
Access Verizon Voicemail
If you’re a Verizon subscriber, you can access your voicemail by launching the Phone app and either typing
*86or pressing and holding
When you connect to the system, enter your voicemail password. Now you can listen to the available voice messages.
You can optionally access your visual voicemail using the Voicemail app in your phone’s app drawer.
Listen to T-Mobile Voice Messages
T-Mobile gives you two ways to access your voicemail.
The first way is to open the Phone app and press and hold
1to connect to your voicemail system. Then enter your password.
The second way is to dial this voicemail number:
1-805-637-7249. When you hear the voicemail greeting, press
*the (asterisk) sign to end it. Then enter your voicemail password.
For visual voicemail, you need to use the T-Mobile visual voicemail app .
Find your cellular voice messages in the US
If you are using your Android phone with US Cellular, then in the Phone app on your phone, dial
*86or your own 10-digit mobile phone number. You can also hold
1. When prompted, enter your voicemail password to access available voicemails.
For visual voicemail, you can download and use a free app like Voxist .
How to dial voicemail from another phone
If you don’t have access to your own phone, don’t worry. You can use any phone to access your voicemail with various carriers. Here’s how.
Access AT&T Voicemail
On the other phone, dial your 10-digit AT&T number. When a voicemail greeting is playing, interrupt it by pressing
*the (star) button. If you dialed into the main voice mail system, enter your 10-digit AT&T phone number and press
*the (asterisk) sign.
Enter your voicemail password when prompted.
Get Verizon Voicemail
To listen to your Verizon voicemail, dial your 10-digit Verizon phone number on another phone. When you hear the voicemail greeting, press
Enter your voicemail password and you will have access to all your voicemails.
Listen to T-Mobile voicemail
From any phone, dial your T-Mobile phone number and play your voice mail greeting. Then press
*the (asterisk) icon on your keyboard.
Enter your voicemail password and you will be logged into the voicemail system.
Access US Cellular Voicemail
On the other phone, launch the Phone app and dial your 10-digit US mobile number. While the voicemail greeting is playing, press the
*(star) key. Then enter your voicemail password and you will have access to all received voicemail messages.
Navigating your carrier’s voice mail system
Once connected to your carrier’s voicemail system, use the following shortcuts to quickly save, delete, or repeat your voicemail messages.