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  1. #16
    Unable to delete voicemails on iPhone X. (iOS 13.0)
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    I didn’t know that about US call charge system Jake. It doesn’t work that way in Australia or Indonesia but I maintain that as a service it’s more of a PITA than an advantage.

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    Unable to delete voicemails on iPhone X. (iOS 13.0)
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    What used to happen to me, particularly in Aus was I would get a VM notification, I ring VM to find it was someone wanting me to call them back, I’d try calling them only to be diverted to their VM and so on. In Aus plans give you a set call fee and amount of call time for voice calls and data allowances for internet and SMS per month according to your plan. If you exceed your allowance you can be charged a penalty rate which can be quite exorbitant. There have been cases of people running up hundreds of dollars in excess fees accidentally. Penalty rates for exceeding your quota are one of the major sales features of mobile plans in Aus.


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  3. #18
    Unable to delete voicemails on iPhone X. (iOS 13.0)
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    LATEST UPDATE on my VOICEMAIL PROBLEM!!!

    Longish.....but filled with very good info! ;-)

    After trying a few suggestions here yesterday afternoon, I decided to call Apple. Well, I sent them a request to call ME....and they did. They said it would take 2 minutes for me to receive a call, but it only took about 8 seconds! That's thumbs UP #1.

    I spent about 10 minutes on my wife's phone (because I didn't want to tie mine up) with a tech and she finally decided to hand me off to a more experienced tech, Zach. We tried Airplane mode with both WiFi and Bluetooth turned off, no joy. I rebooted, no joy. We then decided to completely restore the iPhone (Zach felt it was an Apple problem and NOT AT&T's-I'll tell you why below).

    I have 3 computers, my original iMac from 2009 which I use mainly for net surfing and email. And yes, sending out photos to folks once I've finished LightRooming or Photoshopping them. The high end 2018 iMac with 64GB ram and 3 SSD drives has "seen" the internet only once...to download updates to Photoshop and LR. Other than that, it never sees or suffers from any interference of any kind. No email, no surfing, no iTunes, nothing but photography.....and it is an absolute screamer). My other contact with the world is my 2011 MBA (MacBook Air)...which I backup my iPhone to about once a month.

    Zach suggested I use iTunes to 'restore' my latest backup and since that was going to take some time we 'logged off'.

    I started to 'restore' the iPhone at about 7:00 PM last night, got tired of wondering about it around 11:00 PM and went to bed. When I got up this morning at 0430 (yeah, I have an internal alarm clock from 10 years of being on the Pro Balloon Tour that I cannot turn off---balloonists get up REAL early to fly) and the download was not done yet but my iPhone screen was all white with a black Apple sig on it but nothing was happening.

    As soon as I disconnected the phone from the MBA a small box popped up saying "Your download is incomplete due to an error). My screen was locked...I could NOT turn it off no matter what I tried.

    As soon as Apple opened, I sent another request for a phone call and 5 seconds after I sent it, the phone rang. I cannot remember her name, but she gave it the best she could for maybe 10 minutes to just get the phone turned off, no joy. She did convince me to upgrade to Mac High Sierra which she said would run fine on my mid 2011 MBA and she helped me get that started because the old OS I was running was not compatible with iOS 13.0

    . While that was going on, she called my local Apple Store (thankfully, only 1.3 miles away) and got me a confirmed appointment for 4:00 this afternoon. She said I could 'walk in' this morning and possibly get help but may be there awhile. My day was pretty full so I opted for the PM appointment.

    I got there at 3:55PM, sat a table for about 12 minutes until my tech came up. He did some 'magic' with the iPhone, finally got it to turn off (it had been on all day...locked up).....and proceeded to hook it up to his MBA and started to download version 13.1...which was released earlier today. He said 13.0 had some bugs and "this should get rid of them".

    45 minutes later, the download was complete, he came over, helped me get the facial recognition and a new 6 digit code entered then told me to go home and set it up.

    I did, which was kind of a PITA but not horrible..... made a few calls, then I went to my VOICEMAIL box where all 100 or so VM's still sat there...laughing at me.

    I used the Edit button, chose each and every one of those damned messages, and hit the DELETE button, and they disappeared. Most importantly, they did NOT immediately return like that had done for a dozen or more times before. I then went to the bottom of the page, entered the DELETED MESSAGES folder, hit the CLEAR ALL button, and they have been gone now for hours. and I am finally a happy camper again!

    To explain to chscag why I did NOT call AT&T........ One other suggestion Zack made yesterday before we rang off was to dial my iPhone number and try to delete the messages in my voicemail box....one by one. BUT......there was only ONE message in there, not 100 so I knew right there this was not an AT&T problem. I deleted that ONE message and it disappeared off my iPhone and never came back to join it's 99 friends that would not go away until this evening. ;-)

    Moral of the story...... for some reason, the 13.0 version and the one that preceded it, for some reason, on MY phone, didn't not fully work. It took a complete re-store along with an update to my MBA's OS to fix this problem.....but for right now, it IS fixed.

    I do know that my MBA, and most likely, my older 2009 iMac upstairs are eventually going to be totally non-supported in the future so their days for what I use them for are numbered. So I guess I'll just get a lower dollar but newer MBA or MacBook Pro and use it for communications and online stuff while still maintaining the 'sterility' of my newest iMac for photography....which it just absolutely does fantastic with what I ask it to do.

    Sorry this a little long....... but those few here who know me know I can't say things in 2 sentences..... that's just me. :-)

    Cheers to ALL of you who responded.

    Happy again in Buford, GA! lol

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    Unable to delete voicemails on iPhone X. (iOS 13.0)
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    Thanks Pat. Glad you got it worked out. And yes, it's a big advantage having an Apple Store in the local neighborhood. My local store is very close by also but the parking is horrendous. LOL.

  5. #20
    Unable to delete voicemails on iPhone X. (iOS 13.0)
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    Good news in the end. Whatever did we do with our spare time before we got all these labour saving devices?
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    Unable to delete voicemails on iPhone X. (iOS 13.0)
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    One thing that came out of this débâcle is the importance of keeping all parts of the Apple ecosystem up to date.

    Time and again, we hear from members that they cannot sync their iPhone, say, and it turns out that either the iOS is way ahead or way behind their macOS.

    It is a pain, and expensive in some cases, to keep everything up to date; but sadly a necessity these days.

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  7. #22
    Unable to delete voicemails on iPhone X. (iOS 13.0)
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    Thanks, again, chscag, Rod and IWT.

    To IWT...yes, I agree, it was my fault for not updating my old MBA..that's on me. The glitch on the phone that would not allow deleting voicemails? That's on Apple IMHO.

    I do wish before the all-night-long restore/fail that the Apple software would have told me at the beginning that I had 'a problem', not afterwards.

    But everything came out OK in the end.....and maybe, just maybe if someone else out there has this same problem perhaps they can learn something?

    This forum is still one of the friendliest places on this ever-increasing 'unfriendly' internet....and I do wish one thing. That I was knowledgeable enough to come here and chip in to help out instead of just arriving with occasional problems and getting them solved.

    Again, I thank all you responders!

    Cheers!

    Pat
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