Voicemail on my T-Mobile Galaxy Portal/Spica/i5700 doesn't work. I've set it up via the Tmobile voicemail setup, but if I call my mobile it just rings and rings until I get a message saying 'This number is currently unavailable.'

Is there anything in Android itself that might have borked it? I'm running an ahem not official Samsung version of Froyo. In Settings -> Call Settings I can see Voicemail service, from which my only option is My Carrier, and Voicemail Settings, and all that lets me do is pick the voicemail number to call.

Or is it more likely just some error at T-mobile's end? Thought I'd check before giving them a call.

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    @ngm Was it working before you loaded a custom ROM on your device? Personally I use Google Voice for my voicemail - works great
    – Daniel
    Apr 5 '11 at 20:30
  • @Daniel I'm sure it does, if you're in the US. Google Voice isn't available to us Europeans on the other side of the pond.
    – GAThrawn
    Apr 5 '11 at 21:41
  • @Daniel As far as I recall, it has never worked. I've certainly never received a voicemail on it, and I had it for about 6 months before I put the custom ROM on.
    – ngm
    Apr 5 '11 at 21:45
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    @ngm I would check with T-mobile then. Unless another person here can say that voicemail on T-mobile doesn't work well with Android my guess is that there is something wrong on their part
    – Daniel
    Apr 5 '11 at 21:59
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    I agree with @Daniel, call tmobile and make sure voice mail is set up on the line. When I added my sons line, it didnt have voice mail set up, i had to call and they said it want "activated" on their end. Apr 5 '11 at 22:10

You have to actually setup your voicemail with TMobile as well as on your phone.

You simply ring 222 from the phone.

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