Did voicemail ever become a huge deal locally? With all the advantages that it offers, you’d think that mobile phone users in this country would have latched on to it. There was even a bigger case for it after the largest mobile operator, Econet, launched an advertising campaign for it back in 2013.
Econet took deliberate efforts to share the simple instructions for setting up a voicemail service, retrieving messages and letting us know that it would only cost the person leaving the message and message retrieval would be free.
That hasn’t changed, but now some subscribers are alleging that Econet is forcing voicemail diverts on all its subscribers. In a message circulating on social media, people are being told that Econet has applied voicemail diverts to all its subscribers with the service kicking in after a few rings. We received similar information as a tipoff.
The message also suggests that the service is charging all both the caller and receiver and there’s a code being shared to cancel the service.
Econet has recently applied voicemail diverts to all econet subscribers. The voice mail service comes in after a very short amount of rings which charges the person calling and aswell does not give the person who is being called enough time to answer.
To cancel all these diverts
Dial ##002# from your Econet number.
Econet hasn’t responded to the message and we haven’t received a response to questions relating to this service. A call from two Econet numbers to several Econet numbers didn’t result in a “quick activation” of the voicemail service and the ##002# code is what’s used cancel all active diverts on Econet line anyway.
Have you noticed activation to a voicemail service that you hadn’t registered for?