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Old 04-30-2011, 11:03 PM
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Default Back Door Voice Mail for Sprint that Allows Leaving Messages?

All the other carriers (Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, even Nextel) have back
door voice mail numbers that allow you to leave a voice-mail for someone
without calling their phone number (in addition to being able to access
your own voice mail without calling your own wireless phone number which
is sometimes useful).

For Sprint, the back door voice mail numbers appear to only let you
access your own voice mail, but not leave a voice-mail for a Sprint
subscriber. Eveny slydial ((267) 759-3425) has the same problem on Sprint.

Is there some other way to leave a voice mail for Sprint subscriber
without calling their phone number? Sometimes you just want to leave a
voice message for someone without talking to them.

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Old 04-30-2011, 11:30 PM
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On Sat, 30 Apr 2011 19:03:46 -0400, SMS <scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote:

> ...
> ... Eveny slydial ((267) 759-3425) has the same problem on Sprint. ...


Do you remember that as COP SLY DIAL ? or AMP SLY DIAL ? or sum'p'n else again?

[Alas, Steven, your actual question I cannot answer, sorry.]
Cheers, -- tlvp
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:56 PM
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Default Re: Back Door Voice Mail for Sprint that Allows Leaving Messages?

On 4/30/2011 4:03 PM, SMS wrote:

<snip>

> Is there some other way to leave a voice mail for Sprint subscriber
> without calling their phone number? Sometimes you just want to leave a
> voice message for someone without talking to them.


BTW, here are some back door voice mail access numbers, but in most
cases there are a lot more than just these. An additional benefit is
that you don't use cellular minutes to call these number from a landline
(or Google Voice) which can be good on prepaid, or if you have a low
minute plan.

Verizon (415) 515-6300 (works for Pageplus too)
T-Mobile (805) 637-7243 (this is the only number for T-Mobile)
AT&T (408) 307-5049
Sprint (513) 225-6245*
Nextel (917) 681-6245

* Check Your Own Mail Only, Cannot Leave Message for Subscriber

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Old 05-01-2011, 06:07 AM
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Default Re: Back Door Voice Mail for Sprint that Allows Leaving Messages?

In article <4dbca192$0$22088$742ec2ed@news.sonic.net>, SMS says...
>
> On 4/30/2011 4:03 PM, SMS wrote:
>
> <snip>
>
> > Is there some other way to leave a voice mail for Sprint subscriber
> > without calling their phone number? Sometimes you just want to leave a
> > voice message for someone without talking to them.

>
> BTW, here are some back door voice mail access numbers, but in most
> cases there are a lot more than just these. An additional benefit is
> that you don't use cellular minutes to call these number from a landline
> (or Google Voice) which can be good on prepaid, or if you have a low
> minute plan.
>
> Verizon (415) 515-6300 (works for Pageplus too)
> T-Mobile (805) 637-7243 (this is the only number for T-Mobile)


T-Mobile's is (805) MESSAGE, incidentally. Makes it easy to remember



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Old 05-01-2011, 05:26 PM
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Default Re: Back Door Voice Mail for Sprint that Allows Leaving Messages?

On Sat, 30 Apr 2011 19:56:00 -0400, SMS <scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote:

> On 4/30/2011 4:03 PM, SMS wrote:
>
> <snip>
>
>> Is there some other way to leave a voice mail for Sprint subscriber
>> without calling their phone number? Sometimes you just want to leave a
>> voice message for someone without talking to them.

>
> BTW, here are some back door voice mail access numbers, but in most
> cases there are a lot more than just these. An additional benefit is
> that you don't use cellular minutes to call these number from a landline
> (or Google Voice) which can be good on prepaid, or if you have a low
> minute plan.
>
> Verizon (415) 515-6300 (works for Pageplus too)
> T-Mobile (805) 637-7243 (this is the only number for T-Mobile)


Mnemonic: 805 MES-SAGE :-) .

> AT&T (408) 307-5049
> Sprint (513) 225-6245*
> Nextel (917) 681-6245


They're both of form: (nnn) xxx-MAIL

>
> * Check Your Own Mail Only, Cannot Leave Message for Subscriber
>


Cheers, and thanks for the directory, -- tlvp
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Old 05-01-2011, 05:28 PM
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On Sun, 01 May 2011 11:45:03 -0400, Evan Platt <evan@theobvious.espphotography.com> wrote:

> On Sat, 30 Apr 2011 16:03:46 -0700, SMS <scharf.steven@geemail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> All the other carriers (Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, even Nextel) have back
>> door voice mail numbers that allow you to leave a voice-mail for someone
>> without calling their phone number (in addition to being able to access
>> your own voice mail without calling your own wireless phone number which
>> is sometimes useful).
>>
>> For Sprint, the back door voice mail numbers appear to only let you
>> access your own voice mail, but not leave a voice-mail for a Sprint
>> subscriber. Eveny slydial ((267) 759-3425) has the same problem on Sprint.
>>
>> Is there some other way to leave a voice mail for Sprint subscriber
>> without calling their phone number? Sometimes you just want to leave a
>> voice message for someone without talking to them.

>
> What does this have to do with AT&T? Or Verizon? Or T-Mobile?


Sprint customers presumably already know how, but at&t, Verizon, and T-Mo
customers presumably don't, but might want to.

Cheers, -- tlvp
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Old 05-01-2011, 05:30 PM
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Default Re: Back Door Voice Mail for Sprint that Allows Leaving Messages?

On 5/1/2011 10:28 AM, tlvp wrote:

>> What does this have to do with AT&T? Or Verizon? Or T-Mobile?

>
> Sprint customers presumably already know how, but at&t, Verizon, and T-Mo
> customers presumably don't, but might want to.
>
> Cheers, -- tlvp


Well I cross-posted because I thought that someone on the other carriers
might be likely to know how to do this as well.

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Old 05-01-2011, 05:36 PM
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On Sun, 01 May 2011 13:30:45 -0400, SMS <scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote:

> On 5/1/2011 10:28 AM, tlvp wrote:
>
>>> What does this have to do with AT&T? Or Verizon? Or T-Mobile?

>>
>> Sprint customers presumably already know how, but at&t, Verizon, and T-Mo
>> customers presumably don't, but might want to.
>>
>> Cheers, -- tlvp

>
> Well I cross-posted because I thought that someone on the other carriers
> might be likely to know how to do this as well.


See? *Lots* of good reasons to have done as you did :-) .

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Old 05-01-2011, 05:46 PM
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Default Re: Back Door Voice Mail for Sprint that Allows Leaving Messages?

At 30 Apr 2011 16:56:00 -0700 SMS wrote:
> On 4/30/2011 4:03 PM, SMS wrote:
>
> <snip>
>
> > Is there some other way to leave a voice mail for Sprint subscriber
> > without calling their phone number? Sometimes you just want to leave a
> > voice message for someone without talking to them.

>
> BTW, here are some back door voice mail access numbers, but in most
> cases there are a lot more than just these. An additional benefit is
> that you don't use cellular minutes to call these number from a
> landline (or Google Voice) which can be good on prepaid, or if you have
> a low minute plan.
>
> Verizon (415) 515-6300 (works for Pageplus too)
> T-Mobile (805) 637-7243 (this is the only number for T-Mobile)
> AT&T (408) 307-5049
> Sprint (513) 225-6245*
> Nextel (917) 681-6245
>
> * Check Your Own Mail Only, Cannot Leave Message for Subscriber



While interesting, in twenty years of mobile phone use, I've never wanted
to intentionally leave someone a voicemail, rather than call him or her
directly.




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Old 05-01-2011, 06:07 PM
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Default Re: Back Door Voice Mail for Sprint that Allows Leaving Messages?


"SMS" <scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote in message
news:4dbc9553$0$22141$742ec2ed@news.sonic.net...
> All the other carriers (Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, even Nextel) have back
> door voice mail numbers that allow you to leave a voice-mail for someone
> without calling their phone number (in addition to being able to access
> your own voice mail without calling your own wireless phone number which
> is sometimes useful).
>
> For Sprint, the back door voice mail numbers appear to only let you access
> your own voice mail, but not leave a voice-mail for a Sprint subscriber.
> Eveny slydial ((267) 759-3425) has the same problem on Sprint.
>
> Is there some other way to leave a voice mail for Sprint subscriber
> without calling their phone number? Sometimes you just want to leave a
> voice message for someone without talking to them.


Wish I knew how to do this for Sprint as well.

In response to the subsequent poster, there are perfectly legit reasons for
doing this. I have a friend who I know to be forgetful, who I know forgets
to turn off or down her cell when at, for example, church. An hour ago it
would have been convenient for me to leave her a brief message about
something. I hate texting, so a quick VM would have been great for me. Had
I called, and had she left the phone on and the ringer on, it would have
been disruptive. Had I been able to send a message direct to VM, it might
have emitted only one brief tone, or maybe just one buzz. But, I waited
'til I knew she was out of church, which was less convenient for me (but
possibly subjected her to less derision).



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Old 05-01-2011, 06:09 PM
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Default Re: Back Door Voice Mail for Sprint that Allows Leaving Messages?

On 5/1/2011 1:46 PM, Todd Allcock wrote:
> At 30 Apr 2011 16:56:00 -0700 SMS wrote:
>> On 4/30/2011 4:03 PM, SMS wrote:
>>
>> <snip>
>>
>>> Is there some other way to leave a voice mail for Sprint subscriber
>>> without calling their phone number? Sometimes you just want to leave a
>>> voice message for someone without talking to them.

>>
>> BTW, here are some back door voice mail access numbers, but in most
>> cases there are a lot more than just these. An additional benefit is
>> that you don't use cellular minutes to call these number from a
>> landline (or Google Voice) which can be good on prepaid, or if you have
>> a low minute plan.
>>
>> Verizon (415) 515-6300 (works for Pageplus too)
>> T-Mobile (805) 637-7243 (this is the only number for T-Mobile)
>> AT&T (408) 307-5049
>> Sprint (513) 225-6245*
>> Nextel (917) 681-6245
>>
>> * Check Your Own Mail Only, Cannot Leave Message for Subscriber

>
>
> While interesting, in twenty years of mobile phone use, I've never wanted
> to intentionally leave someone a voicemail, rather than call him or her
> directly.
>
>
>

I was thinking the same thing. The first time I ever saw "back door
numbers" I thought it could be interesting if I knew what it was. After
I saw what it did and as you said in twenty years I haven't had a single
reason to use it.

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Old 05-01-2011, 06:50 PM
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On 5/1/2011 10:46 AM, Todd Allcock wrote:

> While interesting, in twenty years of mobile phone use, I've never wanted
> to intentionally leave someone a voicemail, rather than call him or her
> directly.


I find it very useful. If I want to leave a message for someone who I
know is busy at work and doesn't want to be interrupted (but keeps their
phone on (ICE), I do the back-door voice mail "trick." If I'm in another
country with a big time difference from the U.S. I may want to leave a
voice mail when I'm awake without calling the person's phone directly.

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Old 05-01-2011, 07:25 PM
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On 5/1/2011 11:50 AM, SMS wrote:
> On 5/1/2011 10:46 AM, Todd Allcock wrote:
>
>> While interesting, in twenty years of mobile phone use, I've never wanted
>> to intentionally leave someone a voicemail, rather than call him or her
>> directly.

>
> I find it very useful. If I want to leave a message for someone who I
> know is busy at work and doesn't want to be interrupted (but keeps their
> phone on (ICE), I do the back-door voice mail "trick." If I'm in another
> country with a big time difference from the U.S. I may want to leave a
> voice mail when I'm awake without calling the person's phone directly.


Oh, and sometimes I want to check my own voice mail remotely when my
cell phone is at home, without the phone ringing. I.e. if I'm going to
Taiwan I'll bring the T-Mobile quad band phone and use a prepaid SIM in
Taiwan, and leave the Verizon phone at home. Even though Verizon will
roam in Taiwan, it's very costly (and presumably Pageplus won't work at
all, even though I saw one account of it working in China). I have
wondered about how sophisticated some of the Asian CDMA systems are in
distinguishing between Verizon phones (which allow roaming) and Pageplus
phones (which do not).

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Old 05-02-2011, 04:49 PM
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At 01 May 2011 11:50:32 -0700 SMS wrote:
> On 5/1/2011 10:46 AM, Todd Allcock wrote:
>
> > While interesting, in twenty years of mobile phone use, I've never

wanted
> > to intentionally leave someone a voicemail, rather than call him or

her
> > directly.

>
> I find it very useful. If I want to leave a message for someone who I
> know is busy at work and doesn't want to be interrupted (but keeps
> their phone on (ICE), I do the back-door voice mail "trick." If I'm in
> another country with a big time difference from the U.S. I may want to
> leave a voice mail when I'm awake without calling the person's phone
> directly.



I'm certainly not saying it doesn't have any uses, just that I've never
found the need for it.
The fact that I have to know and keep track of what cell carrier my
family and friends all use to get to the right backdoor is enough to make
it of dubious use to me.



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Old 05-02-2011, 05:53 PM
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On 5/2/2011 9:49 AM, Todd Allcock wrote:
> At 01 May 2011 11:50:32 -0700 SMS wrote:
>> On 5/1/2011 10:46 AM, Todd Allcock wrote:
>>
>>> While interesting, in twenty years of mobile phone use, I've never

> wanted
>>> to intentionally leave someone a voicemail, rather than call him or

> her
>>> directly.

>>
>> I find it very useful. If I want to leave a message for someone who I
>> know is busy at work and doesn't want to be interrupted (but keeps
>> their phone on (ICE), I do the back-door voice mail "trick." If I'm in
>> another country with a big time difference from the U.S. I may want to
>> leave a voice mail when I'm awake without calling the person's phone
>> directly.

>
>
> I'm certainly not saying it doesn't have any uses, just that I've never
> found the need for it.
> The fact that I have to know and keep track of what cell carrier my
> family and friends all use to get to the right backdoor is enough to make
> it of dubious use to me.


Using slydial you don't need to know.


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Old 12-02-2011, 02:39 AM
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The backdoor number for Sprint is 16824381111. You then enter access code 1701. It will then ask you for person's number. I have it programmed as a contact so I don't have to remember nbr and access code. You need to add pauses into you number. Ex 168243811111701#3055551212

SlyDial is also working now with Sprint.
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