Voicemail

OIT provides voicemail service through the campus telephone system for a monthly fee.

To request new voicemail service or to change existing voicemail service, your department’s business office should submit the SRF Service Request Form (KFS recharge number required).

If you already have voicemail service but need to reset the security code, please submit the Employee Self-Service Form  yourself.  (login required).

New Voicemail User Guides (2016)

OIT implemented a new Voicemail System in February 2016. The following guides are for the new system.

If you have any questions, please contact the OIT Help Desk at (949) 824-2222, or send email to oit@uci.edu.

Voicemail  – Issues and Resolutions

ISSUERESOLUTION
My phone doesn’t ring…
My phone goes straight to Voicemail…
Your phone line may have an “all call” diversion to Voicemail in place.  Lift receiver and dial # 2 # to cancel the all-call diversion.
Why does my phone only ring twice before it diverts?The 1st incoming call to your phone will ring about four times. If you don't answer, it will divert to your pre-set diversion point. The 2nd and subsequent incoming calls will only ring about two times before diverting – the phone system knows you aren’t available. It will reset back to about four rings when you use the phone again. Simply lift the receiver to signal that you are available for incoming calls.
How do I change my Voicemail greeting?From any on-campus phone, dial 4-8989.
From any off-campus, dial (949) 824-8989.
Follow the prompts for PHONE MANAGER (3) and PERSONAL OPTIONS (1).
How do I access Voicemail?From any on-campus phone, dial 4-8989.
From any off-campus, dial (949) 824-8989.
If you have a multi-line phone, you can also press the Voicemail button when the red light next to it is flashing, indicating a message is waiting.
How do I access Voicemail when the red light isn't flashing?From any on-campus phone, dial 4-8989.
From any off-campus phone, dial (949) 824-8989.
Can I transfer a caller (or dial directly) into the Voicemail system to leave a message without the person’s phone ringing first? From any on-campus phone, dial 4-4141.
From any off-campus, dial (949) 824-4141.
Follow the prompts.
How do I change my Voicemail to say I am on vacation?From any on-campus phone, dial 4-8989. From any off-campus phone, dial (949) 824-8989. Follow the prompts for PHONE MANAGER (3) and then PERSONAL OPTIONS (1).
I forgot my own Voicemail passcode for my own phone…Submit a self-service OIT Request Form (Login required) yourself to have your own passcode reset to the default.
I am new to this phone number and I don't have the previous employee’s passcode ...  Submit a self-service OIT Request Form (Login required) yourself to have the mailbox RESET FOR A NEW OWNER. All messages and recordings will be deleted.
My phone doesn’t seem to have Voicemail Voicemail is an optional service. While most phones have Voicemail, some do not. Your department business office should submit an OIT Service Request Form to request Voicemail be added to your phone. There is $20 set-up charge plus a monthly recurring charge ($4-$12 based on mailbox type). Service Request Form

Legacy Voicemail vs. New Voicemail – How To

Old VoicemailNew Voicemail - Solution
Menu Phrases:
Menu options have changed
Menu Phrases:
Different wording and selections as well as a different voice. - Please listen to the prompts.
Passcode = Passcode must be 5 – 10 digits long and CANNOT be or include your 5 digit extension numberSecurity code =Security code must be 6 – 10 digits long and CANNOT be or include your 5 digit extension number.
When you login to the New Voicemail you do not need to enter # after the voicemail number or security code.
1. Listening to Messages:
- Press 2 to delete a message
- Press 3 to save a message
- Press 1 to reply
- Press 5 to copy/forward
1. Listening to Messages:
The listening options have changed, please listen to the prompts:
- Press 4 to delete a message
- Press 5 to save a message
- Press 8 to reply
- Press 2 to copy/forward
2. Recording messages:
- Enter an extension first, then record you message
- Press 0 to hear delivery options
o Press 1 for private/restrict forwarding o Press 4 for Urgent/Normal status
2. Recording messages:
The recording sequence and options have changed, please listen to the prompts:
- Record your message first, then you enter an extension
- While recording press 0, Press 3 for private/restrict forwarding, Press 2 for Urgent status
3. Personal Options:
Options to change your Passcode, change Instruction Length, Set Notification Options and Admin Options.
- Press 1 to change passcode (security code)

4. Name and Greeting:
- Press 1 to change name
- Press 2, 1 to record/change standard greeting
- Press 2, 2 to record/change out of office greeting
3.&4. Personal Options:
The personal options and messaging options have changed, please listen to the prompts. For example:
- Press 2, 4 to change security code

Name and Greeting:
- Press 1, 5 to change name
- Press 4 or 1, 3, 4 to record/change standard greeting
- Press 6 or 1, 3, 3 to record/change out of office greeting
Personal Groups (Distribution List): The Distribution List feature has to be enabled by OIT and once the list is enabled it can be modified by Pressing 2, 3.
5. Personal Groups: Groups identified with a number, 2 – 10 digits long. Cannot record a name or title for a Group.5. Listen to Saved Messages: Option to listen and handle saved messages
6. Applications: Option to listen to deleted messages.6. Listen to Selected Messages: Option to listen and handle selected/ grouped messages during the same login session.
7. Set User Status: Option to set your current Status for callers to hear.7. Listen to deleted Messages: Option to listen and handle deleted messages during the same login session. Once you logout the messages are PERMANENTLY deleted
Other
1. Immediate Message Notification: press 3, 4
a. Pager = caller ID is programmable per user
b. Phone = caller ID is programmable per user
1. Immediate Message Notification: press 3,1,1
a) Pager = System programmed, will show 48989
b) Phone = Non valid caller ID is shown This feature has to be enabled by OIT
2. Personal Assistant: selection 4, 3
Enter the assistant extension and press #
2. Personal Assistant:
This feature has to be enabled by OIT