Vodacom officially launch Visual Voicemail

After my last post about VodacomVisual Voicemail, there was a lot of confusion sorrounding if Visual Voicemail had actually been launched by Vodacom. According to sources the product was still in Beta, but a couple of people of managed to activate the service, albeit at R10 a month.

According to a comment left on my blog earlier, and a tweet from Pieter Uys, Vodacom CEO, Vodacom has officially launched Visual Voicemail for the iPhone

Press release from Vodacom:

Vodacom is pleased to announce the launch of Visual Voicemail, available from 1 April 2010. Visual Voicemail enables Vodacom Contract, Top Up and Prepaid customers who use the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS smartphones to view their Voicemail messages displayed in a ‘list format’, in the same way as they would view their email messages – and it’s FREE for the first 30 days.


Vodacom is offering a FREE trial to Visual Voicemail from 1 April to 31 May 2010, which means all customers with iPhones can try out the service at no charge during this period.

Lets hope they can support the product, and hopefully realise that they are the ONLY service provider in the WORLD actually charging for the service.

One reply on “Vodacom officially launch Visual Voicemail”

I’ve been trying to activate this on my iPhone since 2nd April. I’ve sent the VVM ON code to 123 but always get the same error message SMS’d back saying “Sunscriber XXXXX not active with Visual Voicemail.” Their call centre simply say that they know there’s a problem and they don’t know when it will be fixed. They also declined a request asking them to send a notification out when the service will be up again – astoundingly bad communication policy for a company who’s primary business centres around communication…

Any suggestions from anyone else how I can get it activated?

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