Telstra: Visual Voicemail

For those of you who know about Visual Voicemail on Vodafone and just how long the Telstra customers have been asking and wanting Visual Voicemail… Well now it is available on Telstra it has been available for the past day or so and is available for $5 per month on top of you current bill.

So if you are on the $49 cap it will cost $54 per month and so on for the $79, $99 and $129 caps.

It’s a great way to save time having to call up Message Bank 101 it’s all there downloaded to your iPhone ready to listen without the need to listen to every message just to get the one you need to hear and call back quickly.

The extra $5 per month is a bit over the top especially if you pay for the $79, $99 and $129 caps the others like the $49 and $29 I would expect this.

All in all I have it now just rang up Telstra on 125 111 and asked about it and as soon as I got off the phone Visual Voicemail was already raring to go didn’t have to wait the 24 hours or 30 mins for it to become active it was ready right away..

Funnily enough when I rang up about it to inquire about it the girl I had spoken to said I was the first person to actually call up about it but I think she meant to say I was the first person she had spoken to about it since she got all the paperwork about it yesterday.

If you are game enough and want to manage your voicemail without having to call 101 then go for it you will enjoy the freedom of not having to listen to every new message you can select the one you want and listen to that first and then the rest.

Call up Telstra on 125 111 and say Customer Service (after confirming your number) to be directed to the Customer Support Team and ask them about having it turned on.

Comments are welcome.. What are your thoughts about Visual Voicemail and the cost per month should it be free or should everyone have to pay or just the lower paying caps.

Here is a picture of the Visual Voicemail

iPhone 4.2.1 Update Issues?

Some people have been reporting issues with there iPhone 4 freezing at some point during use which is possibly an update issue as I am running 4.2.1 (also known as 4.2) and I don’t have these issues.

I did a complete reinstall from the 4.1 that was on my iPhone 4 when I got it and I think this might be a fix for others who are having issues or maybe a faulty batch of iPhone 4’s sent off the production line it may also be from a backup that could be causing all of these issues. Some are saying DO NOT restore from an old backup restore the iPhone and start a fresh.

I highly recommend before doing any of this make sure all “Purchases”, Contacts etc are copied to the computer first before going ahead with this idea as you will loose it all if you don’t.

In the past people have also reported yellow spots on there screens this hasn’t been reported for a while that I have seen but that was one of the other issues with iPhone 4 however I am yet to see it on mine.

If you are running iOS 4.2 (iOS 4.2.1) I would recommend a complete reinstall after backing up everything up as above (Contacts, Music, etc) and then reinstall iOS 4.2 (iOS 4.2.1) and see how this goes. If all else false take it to an Apple Store and they will likely give you a replacement or go the store you got it from and ask for replacement.

Note: If taking your iPhone 4 to an Apple Store you will not be getting a “New” handset you will be getting a “Refurbished” one.

Here is a photo to show you I am running 4.2.1