How-to dial T-Mobile voicemail – the number to use

A quick post for T-Mobile subscribers trying to figure out their voicemail number. I just picked up a Nokia N82 and had to set this manually. It took a decent chunk of time to find it on T-Mobile’s site and I don’t want you to have to waste your time doing the same…

The magic number: +1 805 MESSAGE (+1 805 637-7243).

Why you should use their US number…

For the longest time I would just dial my own number and it would go straight to voicemail. Works great if you’re on T-Mo’s US service. If you’re roaming, especially abroad, you’ll incur double roaming charges plus international calling (roaming call while dialing out, long distance calling abroad to a US number, and another roaming call for the forwarding back to your roaming phone). Dialing the 805-MESSAGE number results in a single roaming call.

16 thoughts on “How-to dial T-Mobile voicemail – the number to use

  1. Thanks, this worked for me. Do you happen to know to configure to send test messages? I can receive, but it fails when I try to send. I'm sure you have a new phone since last summer, but any helpful tips for configuring the N82 would be great. Thanks!

  2. If you're using T-Mobile US, go to Messaging on the N82, then select
    Options->Settings. Go to Text message. Add (or Edit) an entry “T-Mobile”.

    The message center name should be “T-Mobile” and the Message center number
    is +12063130004.

  3. If you're using T-Mobile US, go to Messaging on the N82, then select
    Options->Settings. Go to Text message. Add (or Edit) an entry “T-Mobile”.

    The message center name should be “T-Mobile” and the Message center number
    is +12063130004.

  4. thanks so much – you saved me tons of wasted hours – and frustration…..Tmobile doesn't post this anymore….

  5. Michael V. Coppola

    Very helpful, I needed this number after Google Voice wiped out my carrier configuration.

  6. Very useful. Thank you. I set this up on my new Nokia E72 and it worked like a charm w/out prompting for password to access vm. Thanks again.

  7. wow this worked perfectly! i just flashed a rom onto my cliq and it wiped my voicemail. this saved a lot of time. Thanks :)))

  8. thank you, my iPhone 4s couldn’t connect to voice mail. I had the red dot on my screen reminding me i have voice mail. Finally i could delete my messages and remove it.

  9. Thank you very much, helpful stranger, for taking the time to do this… just had to switch to a new Tracfone ’cause the old one had the battery die… major headache getting VM set up, at least 4 calls and over 2 hours of time.  I really wanted to get the direct/landline # so I could get my VMs through Google voice without having to pay extra from my cell… and you made it easy for me by sharing this info -so thanks again.
    @2e5416f8e5a29a0738f64fad3a734a48:disqus 
    GuitarMark in Las Vegas

  10. This is an odd way to contact you but… I received an ipad for christmas and told Gordan that if we could connect on facetime I would come over and let you guys visit (with the hope of seeing the baby!) I’m not sure the best way to do this so email me a time and we can try. I’m wondering if I need your email address? Jerry

  11. Heya Jerry!!!

    Glad to hear from you, and congrats on a stupendous device. You’ll love it.

    Facetime is great. Skype would also work. The trick is needing a good Internet connection. Gordon doesn’t have wifi at his house, so unless the iPad has 3G we’d have a challenge. If you have wifi, it’d work at your house though. I’ve suggested Gordon get himself a web cam, too… He’s having trouble with Skype though.

    For reaching me, please always feel free to get me at sol@solyoung.com or 707-659-6864. I’m stoked you found me through my site :)

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