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Old 09-28-2019, 02:49 PM
 
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Can a person turn that on when they don't want to receive a call? I hear that sometimes, but don't know how or why a person has that.
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Old 09-28-2019, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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That is not something the consumer normally turns on and off unless they have some type of downloaded application to allow it on their phone. When the VM box is full, it won't accept any more messages.
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Old 09-28-2019, 05:25 PM
 
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That is not something the consumer normally turns on and off unless they have some type of downloaded application to allow it on their phone. When the VM box is full, it won't accept any more messages.
So how many messages would you think would it take to have a full mailbox where no more messages can be taken? I have a few messages sometimes but never had a full mailbox. Maybe I'll call the carrier and see what they say.
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Old 09-28-2019, 05:42 PM
 
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I can't answer your question as there is no industry standard, it's up to each cellular carrier to decide. Standard VM will have a limited amount, enhanced VM will have 2-3 times more capacity. The carrier will verify the actual amount that can be stored.
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Old 09-28-2019, 06:58 PM
 
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Thank you. Some people seem to have that message box full all the time. Yes, I will check with my carrier, it probably is not the same as the others, but it's reasonable.
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Old 09-30-2019, 09:26 AM
 
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It isn't the number of messages, it is the size. If I leave an hour long message it's going to fill your mailbox. Just like 6 10 minute ones would.
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Old 09-30-2019, 09:44 AM
 
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It isn't the number of messages, it is the size. If I leave an hour long message it's going to fill your mailbox. Just like 6 10 minute ones would.
That is a more precise answer, thanks for pointing that out. Wasn't thinking about that when I responded.

When I was a CS rep for At&t the standard amount of VM storage was approx 15-20 messages on average and about 40-50 with enhanced VM.

Most folks only leave messages for 1 minute or less.
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Old 09-30-2019, 06:40 PM
 
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It isn't the number of messages, it is the size. If I leave an hour long message it's going to fill your mailbox. Just like 6 10 minute ones would.
That's what my friend told me today. Long messages take up a lot of space. Didn't know that. Thanks.
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:53 AM
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If you don't want to receive calls from someone, then just block that person.
If you just don't want to be distracted by phone calls then set up your phone to silent/vibration.

Also, read this:
https://lifehacker.com/what-actually...-ip-1761275471

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Old 10-07-2019, 10:22 AM
 
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If you don't want to receive calls from someone, then just block that person.
If you just don't want to be distracted by phone calls then set up your phone to silent/vibration.

Also, read this:
https://lifehacker.com/what-actually...-ip-1761275471

Right. But I was asking about the voicemail message that says Message Box is Full. Why some people leave it on is beyond me, but I don't think it's a way to block a call. Thanks for info about blocking.
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