Is There Any Way to Recover a Deleted Voice Mail?

Written by mandy slake
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If you accidentally slip up and delete a message you want to save when retrieving your voice mail, there is a chance you can get the message back. Most voice mail systems give you the option to listen to your deleted messages as long as you don't hang up. Carriers sometimes clean out old messages or have limits on the age of a voice mail message, so keeping a message stored in voice mail is not a long-term solution.

Skill level:


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    Listen through to the end of the messages. Some voice mail systems give the option of listening to deleted messages. When you listen to the message, the system will give you the option to save it again.

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    Try pressing the "*" or "1" key to access the message menu options.

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    Select the option to replay the deleted messages. At the end of the message, the system will prompt you to save the message.

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    Select the option to save the message.

Tips and warnings

  • If your message is important, consider recording it. You can access your cellular voice mail from a land line, then record it onto an answering machine. If you have a voice recorder, you can use speakerphone to record the message.
  • Don't hang up the phone if you accidentally deleted a message. Once you disconnect from the voice mail system, the message can't be retrieved.

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