14 Oct
2009
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Google Voice Voicemail Sends Callers to System Standard Recording Even Though I have It Set to a Custom Voicemail

I have set up a Google Voice account and everything seemed to be working great for me. I recorded a custom voicemail greeting and have that set for all my calls in the settings for my Google voice account. When I call, I hear the custom voicemail just fine, so I thought it was working fine. But when I make a call from a friends phone or someone else’s phone, it seems to revert to the “System Standard” Voice mail greeting. This is frustrating because a lot of people who are calling think that they have the wrong phone number.

I even tried to turn off all the call screening options as well, but still it doesn’t play my recorded Google voicemail greeting when other callers call.

I have the account set on “Do Not Disturb” because I am using the phone number for a voicemail answering service. So I need to have my custom greeting when people call so that they know that they are calling the right number. Right now all that the callers hear is “The Google voice subscriber is not available, please leave a message after the tone.” So people think they have the wrong number without hearing my custom voicemail greeting.

If you have any idea how to fix this problem please let me know by posting a comment.

Thanks!

So, what do you think?