How to Go Directly to Voicemail on T-Mobile

Updated July 20, 2017

The voicemail on a mobile device is where voice messages are stored when you are not able to answer the call. Once someone leaves a recording, the mobile device will notify you that a voicemail was received and stored. You can then retrieve the voicemail. On a T-Mobile phone, you can access the voicemail in two ways, either calling directly from the mobile device or by calling it from a landline phone.

Press and hold the "1" key until the device dials the voicemail.

Enter the four- to seven-digit password.

Press "1" to listen to recorded voicemail.

Dial your 11-digit mobile number from any landline phone.

Press the "*" key to bypass the greeting.

Enter your four- to seven-digit password.

Press "1" to listen to the recorded voicemail.


Choose a password that others cannot easily guess. You can also enable or disable the voicemail password when calling from your T-Mobile phone by pressing #796# and pressing send.


Entering the password incorrectly too many times will result in a lock out. You can reset your password from your T-Mobile phone by entering #792# and pressing send.

Things You'll Need

  • T-Mobile telephone number
  • Voicemail password
Cite this Article A tool to create a citation to reference this article Cite this Article

About the Author

Keneesha Domengieaux began her writing career in 2010. She writes for eHow and Answerbag. Domengieaux has an Associates of Arts in information technology support from the University of Phoenix.