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Song002 Level 1 (85 points)
With my iPhone v1, I was able to listen to my voicemail messages via bluetooth headset.

With my my iPhone 3G, I cannot.

Can anyone try and listen to your voicemail message via bluetooth headset?

(Could it be the firmware?)

  • lmiksch Level 1 (45 points)
    My Jawbone can be selected and used when listening to voice mail - and both VoiceMail and my headset behave exactly as they did with the first iPhone version.

    Check to make sure that you headset is properly paired and can be used when placing a phone call. From VoiceMail you should see the word "AUDIO" on a button in the top right hand corner of your screen. Clicking on the Audio button will reveal your audio sources and should include your Bluetooth Headset.

    It saddens me to see users who are apparently, unfamiliar with their phones, attack Apple as harshly as they do. More than half of the posts on this board are about User Errors. How about we check issues out a little more closely before we bash - or at least bash lighter!

    Yes, there are issues - as there are with most new releases. If you don't have the patience to wait out some of the fixes - perhaps buying early releases - isn't for you.
  • blenderpost Level 1 (5 points)
    check out today's Macworld where the iPhone 3G is reviewed and a guy named Bob was interviewed about the Bluetooth problem. They changed this on purpose. Ugh.
  • lmiksch Level 1 (45 points)
    Please post links with your references to make them easier to find.

    Regardless of what the article said - my headset still works with VoiceMail!

    - Guess you can't believe everything you read.
  • cpt97m3 Level 1 (0 points)
    My 3G iPhone works fine for making calls with my bluetooth headset (Plantronics 720). But I get nothing from voicemail over bluetooth. Clicking on the speaker button does work, but I'd like to have this work over bluetooth. I can see one person has it working, but I'm not sure what to try next since the headset is paired fine, and like I said, works great for calls except voice mail.
  • PRobinson Level 1 (10 points)

    If you go into visual voicemail, there is a button on the top right marked 'Audio' click on this, then choose your headset from the list.

    Hope this works for you

  • Gary Evans Level 1 (0 points)
    Be careful about berating other users without knowing what they are experiencing. I AM familiar with my phone, my bluetooth headset IS paired properly and the "AUDIO" button you refer to is marked only "SPEAKER" regardless of the status of my bluetooth headset.

    According to this article, the change was intentional (boo!):

    Borchers confirmed that the iPhone’s Bluetooth software has been modified to prevent you from listening to your voicemails via Bluetooth headset. What he told me was that Apple wasn’t really satisfied with the user experience of having to go to Voicemail and then tap on a button to set the output source to the Bluetooth headset—and was especially worried that it might be dangerous while driving. However, don’t despair—he also said that Apple is working on a replacement for this feature that will allow Bluetooth-headset wearers to listen to their voicemail again in the near future.

    The iPhone users guide, on the other hand, says the button should be marked audio when a headset is connected. Thus far my iPhone 3G definitely does not behave that way, but others report that their phones do. So there is a contradiction not only from Apple, but also in end user experiences.

    I would really like to get it working agin, as I now have no way to listen to voice mail in the car.
  • PRobinson Level 1 (10 points)
    Was only putting across the way it works on my phone. Maybe its regional, as I still get the 'Audio' button when my headset is paired.

    Obviously, Borchers quote is flawed in its accuracy.
  • Gary Evans Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi PRobinson,

    I was replying to lmiksch who seemed to be implying that those of us who had non-functional bluetooth voicemail were somehow deficient in our intellectual abilities and blaming Apple for a problem that does not exist.

    In the meantime I found this other thread that has lots of people with the same problem, so at least I know I am neither crazy nor stupid

  • PRobinson Level 1 (10 points)
    No problem Gary,

    Looks like I maybe in the minority by retaining the functionality.

    Dont know how it works for you guys over the pond, but here in the UK we can also dial up our voicemail (for O2 its 901). It may not be ideal, but if you have this facility, you could add the number into your contacts & make a favourite, then dial up to listen to your voicemail on your headset.

  • Ruhi Arslanoglu Level 1 (25 points)
    It irks even more some jarhead replying without any content due to lack of intellect all the while accusing others as such.

    Voicemail does NOT have the "audio" option anymore with the 2.0 update. It only allows to choose the "speaker". With regards to "being unsafe", how does it make it any safer to hold the phone instead of listening through the BT headset or car kit?

    P.S. lmiksch: Please do not reply.
  • halimcho Level 1 (0 points)
    my iphone 3G does have the audio button on voicemail and it does work when i check voicemail with my jawbone headset.

    but then again, i am a jarhead, so maybe it's a marine corp exclusive?
  • Song002 Level 1 (85 points)
    Thanks for all that replied/commented.

    (Interestingly, some of us have the "Audio" tab, and some DON'T with 2.0)
  • snkscore Level 1 (0 points)
    I can confirm that it depends on your bluetooth device.

    My brand new plantronics doesn't work, but my friends jawbone does.
    I tested them both on my 2G 2.0 iphone.
  • AppleZilla Level 2 (375 points)
    I apparently can't listen to messages with my brand new Plantronics Discovery 925.

    Hope they change this.
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