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How to disable voicemail on the iPhone

Updated July 20, 2017

Disabling the voicemail service on your iPhone is fairly simple and can save you a lot of money. This is particularly true when travelling internationally; routing calls through other service providers is relatively costly. In addition to disabling your voicemail through your phone, you can also do it by calling your service provider's customer service line or by logging into your account online (where you can also adjust your other features).

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Turn on your iPhone.

Punch in "#004#" (without the quotation marks)

Press "Call." This will disable your voicemail.


You can reactivate your voicemail by punching in "004#" and pressing "Call."

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About the Author

Hailing from upstate New York, Garrett Genet has been writing articles from tech to health to entertainment since 2001. He's been published in the "Worcester Telegram & Gazette" and websites like "" and "". Genet has a degree in network security & system administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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