iPhone Tip: Porting Over Your Visual Voicemail

When I was in the AT&T Store ordering my iPhone 4, my AT&T Sales Rep gave me a really neat tip concerning Visual Voicemail. He showed me the 45-second way to port all of your messages over from Visual Voicemail on your old iPhone to your new iPhone. This won’t port over your custom greetings (you’ll still have to re-record those), but at least you won’t lose all of your voicemails if you try these steps:

Dial 611 (the free number to call AT&T’s Wireless Customer Care line)
Press 1 (Confirm the wireless number)
Press 3
Press 3
Enter your Zip Code
Hangup and go back to your Visual Voicemail
Enter a new password

That’s all! Your Visual Voicemail will be successfully ported over to your new iPhone!

Coming up soon I’ll be giving you a review of a little device that has been a lifesaver giving my iPhone the additional coverage boost I need, as well as blogging about the I-Beam of Messaging Building Manual, and since Logos 4 Mac is right around the corner, I’ll have my full evaluation of it as soon as its out! Stay tuned for more!

Nathan Parker