Voicemail on Samsung Galaxy S4 on O2

I recently had to get another phone, well an additional phone.  I still have the iPhone for personal use but needed something for work so I opted for a Samsung Galaxy S4. Before I get on to the irritating fact I had to set up my voicemail and could not find any instructions to do this, there was nothing wrong with my iPhone.

What was annoying about setting up the voicemail was the lack of information. There was nothing in the quick start guide, handbook or online manual. I Googled it and there were some helpful people who had written about it but nothing obvious from 02.

First up I had to activate the voicemail otherwise callers couldn’t leave a message. All I had to do was call 1750 from the phone and follow the prompts.
Now that was done I set it up so that I could just hold down the 1 on the keypad or access my voicemail from the notifications.

To set it up make sure you are in the phone app.
1. Tap on the menu and select Call settings.
2. Scroll down to Voicemail settings and tap on it.
3. Then tap on Voicemail number.
4. Input the voicemail number, for O2 it is 901. Then tap on OK.
5. Tap the back button until you are back on the screen you want.

That’s it. For other carriers they will probably have a different voicemail number so check with them.


About garysch

A bit of a techno nut who likes sharing what I know about technology, especially with those who struggle with it. Also through my podcast www.jargonfreehelp.com
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11 Responses to Voicemail on Samsung Galaxy S4 on O2

  1. Tomo says:

    Thanks – I needed to do the same and your instructions were found via Google.

  2. Amazing! This blog looks just like my old one!
    It’s on a entirely different subject but it has pretty much the same layout and design.
    Excellent choice of colors!

    • Desereé Cundiff says:

      Don’t you just love it when folks take something and make it their own. That’s an asshole move that he did

  3. Dan Spicer says:

    This was very helpful. I had turned on voicemail through adding 901 in the settings however couldn’t find out why it still wasn’t working. This is the first resource I’ve found which confirmed I had to call 1750! Much appreciated.

  4. sandra says:

    This was brilliant. Many thanks, saved me lots of hassle 🙂

  5. Many thanks for your advice, i now have a voice mail that works!

  6. Debbie says:

    Many thanks for posting this, I’ve been trying to sort this for ages and your instructions worked a treat! You’re a star

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  8. Deidra4 says:

    I’m glad we have access to those whom can get us out of a frustrating situation! Thank you! But, I have to say, I had no problem setting up my voice mail, which was surprising! However, I can not find any information on how one can set up a different voice mail message for rejected/unknown callers. I set one up for a text, but I can’t find a way to set a secondary voice mail. Help?!

    • garysch says:

      As far as I know there is no way to have a secondary voicemail but what a good idea. I assume you are trying to block those nuisance sales calls. If you google the telephone preference service they are meant to help remove your details from those databases.

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