need to stop Voicemail alerts in text inbox...
I have the same problem. I get a lot of voicemails, since I sometimes spend big chunks of time in class, or other meetings. So I might get 10 or 15 text messages every day just saying "Voice Mail".
Since no one seems to quite understand the issue at hand, I will try to describe it a couple of ways....
- I don't want to get the text alert about a voicemail.
- The little tape icon on my desktop ALREADY tells me that I have a voice mail. I do not want to ALSO get an envalope icon telling me the same thing. It is annoying to have to listen to my voice mail AND go delete a text every time I miss a call. Also, another issue is that I do text, so sometimes it is hard to tell if I have actual texts that I need to respond to, or if it's just a bunch of new "Voice Mail" alert texts.
- I want the little recorder icon to tell me about voicemails, and the little envalope icon to tell me about text messages. Right now, anytime I get a voicemail BOTH icons alert me to it, AND I DON'T WANT ANY DUPLICATE MESSAGES! It's really frustrating.
This seems like it should be simple, but it is apparently VERY COMPLICATED.
I have talked to both Sprint and Blackberry tech support. Sprint blames Blackberry, and Blackberry blames Sprint. No help. (side note: I've noticed people on other networks posting about this same issue, so it seems like its probably not Sprint's problem to me)
I've also tried separating my folders as described above, I still get a message alert and an SMS message just saying "Voice Mail". That did not resolve my problem.
I also have posted this on another forums and someone suggested using a visual voicemail program like YouMail and bypassing my Sprint voicemail system all together. That might work on other networks, but Sprint charges for forwarding calls to another voicemail, so that doesn't work for me.
The only slightly helpful thing someone mentioned was if you hit Alt+V while in the messaging program, you can then isolate only the VoiceMail texts making it slightly easier to delete them (but it is still annoying).
And here's my follow-up question... if BlackBerry recognizes this alert as a unique and particular type of message (as evidenced by the Alt+V shortcut), then there should be a simple way to turn it off, separate it, block it, or filter it. Any one of those options should work... Does that seem so hard??
I love my Blackberry, but this message thing is driving me crazy!