I've come from Virgin Mobile to my new REVVL phone with T-Mobile. I'm astounded that apparently T-Mobile doesn't have the very basic, and highly-useful feature that VM did, in which your phone would sound an audible beep that repeated every 5 minutes, alerting you that you have a voicemail from somebody.
Apparently, all that T-M does is give you the initial audio alert at the moment somebody leaves the message, and then you're out of luck afterward in case you weren't within earshot of the phone at that moment. You then later have to be looking at your phone all the time to see the little flashing light alerting you that you have some kind of alert, whether a waiting voicemail or text message.
This is ridiculous. I just had a cheap burner phone with VM, and I would have thought that this feature would be desired by most everybody.
Let's say that you've left your phone on the kitchen counter to charge up. You weren't within earshot when someone left you the message. And now that you're in the living room watching TV while your phone is charging in the kitchen, you have no way of knowing that someone left you a voicemail?
T-M expects people to jump up every so often and physically go to their charging phone to see if the little light is flashing, indicating a message? Or that people have their phones constantly in their hand, to where they can see the little flashing light at all times?
I can't believe that people aren't demanding such a basic, simple, and totally crucial feature!! On VM you could of course disable this setting in case it annoyed you, it was called "Beep and remind."
Please, someone tell me that I haven't gone backwards 15 years technologically, to have dumped my old VM burner phone for this nice new REVVL "smartphone"!! Thanks!!!