How to setup Airtel Voicemail (All India)
Airtel provides a cool voicemail service for prepaid phones.
Stay in touch with your friends & family even while your phone is switched off, out of coverage, busy, or when you are not in a position to take any calls.
Voice Mail service will work in below scenarios :
Default – Not reachable/Switched Off
Optional – Busy / No Reply (we will show you how to set this up in Step 3)
This method should work for all over India phones. But we have tested it out in Gujarat circle.
Please write to us in the comments if this method works for you and for which circle. And we’ll keep updating this post circle wise.
Step 1: Activate
Now you will get an SMS:
Voice mail service with zero rental has been activated on your airtel mobile.
To deactivate – Dial *321*673#
Step 2: Setup Voice MailBox
Now you can setup things like:
4-digit password (recommended), welcome message (recommended), mailbox name (not really useful)
Dial 52555 and you’ll hear a recorded message telling you about menu options.
These are the codes currently (might change later…who knows 🙂 )
- 4 – Change 4-digit Password
- 7 – Hear or Change current welcome message
- 8 – Remove current Welcome Message
I suggest you setup your password and welcome message.
Step 3: Setup Voicemail in Phone
By default, the voicemail will work when your phone is Not reachable/Switched Off.
If you also want it to work when your phone is busy or unanswered you need to setup call forwarding.
I’m describing steps for Android phones. For other phones, just read up about call forwarding.
Click on the 3-dots and open settings. Here find Call forwarding. It might be under More Settings.
Then go to Voice Call. Here a phone number might already be set in “Forward when unreachable”.
You need to set this same number in: “Forward when busy”, “Forward when unanswered” or for whichever settings you need enabled.
If you do not have a number set or your number isn’t working, then try this default number: +9152555
This should work for all circles. Let me know in the comments if it does or if you have found any alternatives for your circle.
Step 4: Test out all settings
Now find another phone and dial your number. Try out all settings…
- Cut the phone call
- Let it go unanswered for all rings
- Switch it to airplane mode
See if you hear your voicemail welcome message for all the scenarios that you have setup. Leave yourself interesting messages 🙂
Everytime you leave a voicemail, you should get an SMS like this:
Means it worked perfectly.
Step 5: Listen to your voicemails 🙂
It will ask you for your password and play all your voicemails.
You can save or delete all the messages. Codes:
- 3: Delete
- 4: Reply
- 5: Save
- 6: Previous Voicemail
- 7: Replay Again
- 8: Next Voicemail
- 9: Settings
However note that you get a capacity of 30 Msgs of 60 Seconds each. So it is advisable to keep deleting the messages after you’ve heard them.
I sometimes have a problem when it asks for my password and even though I know I’ve typed a correct one, it keeps asking and gives me 3 tries. I usually just cut the phone and try again after a minute or so and it works just fine. Has happened once or twice but has always worked finally.
So, I hope this helps you guys use this amazing yet free service. Airtel rocks!