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Verizon Star Codes

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 1/9/13 2:08 PM

Have you ever hit the wrong * command on your phone and wondered what you did?  I recently added a new FiOS phone line at home, and saw that the new way to check for voicemail from a home phone is to dial *86 (*VM).  I wondered if that would work on our "regular" line, so I tried it and all I heard was "you have canceled...".  Not able to clearly hear the whole message, I was very worried at first that  I had canceled my voicemail and looked up the codes on line.  At first I had a little trouble figuring out what they are called, and then I found they are called "Star Codes".  They are also called "Calling Features".   In case you're ever in the same situation, here is a quick snapshot for reference:

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Tags: Verizon, FiOs, Voicemail

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