iPhone: Set up voicemail to get new voicemail notifications

After activating iPhone, no new voicemail notifications appear. This is because the visual voicemail mailbox must first be set up.

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After you activate iPhone, make sure to set up visual voicemail, and then you will get new voicemail notifications.

    Choose Phone > Voicemail and then follow the onscreen instructions.

iPhone Software 1.1.3 or later will prevent this issue from occurring.

For additional information see the iPhone User's Guide.

Note: If you received a temporary number during iPhone activation, you will need to repeat this when your existing number transfer is complete.

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