Why does Visual Voicemail require 'Mobile Data' ON when WiFi is available?

bumpa285
bumpa285 Posts: 2 Spectator
edited September 2023 in Voicemail

Samsung A14 5G, Why does Visual Voicemail require 'Mobile Data' ON when WiFi is available? I have Mobile Data OFF to prevent unwanted data usage.

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  • HT_Greenfield
    HT_Greenfield Posts: 692 Contributor
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    I don’t know but i think Android Visual Voicemail generally does require mobile data in order to be able download messages. It certainly does with VZW for example.

    🔗https://www.verizon.com/support/visual-voice-mail-faqs/ : ↳ Troubleshooting Visual Voicemail : ↳ 2. Why don't I see Visual Voicemail notifications when I'm on Wi-Fi?

    Not that any phone necessarily requires any connectivity at all in order to be able to see and play Visual Voicemail messages that have already been downloaded, though. 

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  • Jaleesa_F
    Jaleesa_F Posts: 343 ✅ Verified Employee Moderator

    Hello @bumpa285!

    Welcome to the Community! Mobile data must be on to maintain the connection in the event that the wifi is not working.

  • bumpa285
    bumpa285 Posts: 2 Spectator

    Visual Voicemail was working OK with Mobile Data OFF before the last system update.

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