If your iPhone does not notify you on having voicemails or you already missed your some important voicemails which have too much importance for you. So if you want get rid of this bug you have to forward your voicemails to Google Voice.

Advantages:

  • To avoid having such issue which I mentioned above.
  • To be notified by email and/or SMS of new voicemails
  • To receive a transcript of your new voicemails by email and/or SMS

How it Work:

Basically, we allow Google Voice to take over voicemails. When someone calls your iPhone, the phone will ring normally, and then instead of going to your normal voicemails, it will be forwarded to Google Voice. From there Google Voice will store the voicemail online, notify you via email/SMS, and send you a transcript of the email and a link to play the voicemail.

Tutorial:

Step 1: First of all you need a Google Voice account for it but still here is a problem for rest of the world except US because this time Google Voice is only for US.

Step 2: In Google Voice, go to Settings > Voice Settings > Phones > Next to your iPhone phone number, click “Activate Google voicemail on this phone”.

Step 3: A window will pop up asking you to dial *004*555-555-5555# (Replace it with yours).

Step 4: Dial this number on your iPhone and hit “call”. You will get a message on your iPhone saying the setting activation succeeded. Just hit “Dismiss”.

Step 5: Go back to Google Voice website and click “Done” on the pop up window.

Step 6: Now we’re going to make sure you get notified and get a transcript when you get new voicemails. In Google Voice, go to Settings > Voice Settings > Voicemail & Text.

Step 7: Under “Voicemail Notifications”, you can choose to get notified via email, text message, or both. Under “Voicemail Transcripts”, you can choose to get your voicemails transcribed as well.

That’s it! Now Google Voice will handle your voicemails and notifies you with in seconds when someone leaves a voicemail. Tell us about your views about this tip and feel free in sharing your views .

via (iPhoneDownloadBlog)