said by cork1958:
As far as just a plain jane Vonage connection with no call forwarding or anything else setup, no, voice mail DOES NOT work here when power is out, on my VD22 adapter.
Easy way to test your stuff though is to simply disconnect Vonage adapter and call you home phone from your cell phone.
That is very interesting, and that has not been my own previous experience with Vonage voice mail. To find out if something has recently changed, I just got through testing as follows:
1. I disabled the Network Availability feature for a Vonage line.
2. I removed power from the D-Link VTA-VR associated with that line.
3. I called that number from a cell phone, and left a test message (the call did go to Vonage voice mail on the first ring as I expected).
4. In just a few seconds I received a notification on the cell phone that I had a Vonage voice mail waiting to be heard.
5. I called the Vonage voice mail number from the cell phone, and listened to the message.
6. I then checked my email, and there was also an email notification that I had a Vonage voice mail (and that voice mail audio file was attached). I had no problems listening to that voice mail attachment.
7. I logged into the Vonage account management site, and I also saw and listened to the test voice mail from the Vonage account management site with no problems.
FWIW, I have attached that voice mail email attachment to this post. voice-message.wav 61328 bytes
While I am not a fan of the Vonage VDV series ATAs I can't imagine why that would make a difference (especially since I had no problems with Vonage voice mail with my VTA-VR powered off, which would eliminate the ATA's involvement in the process).
The only thing I can think of to explain your voice mail failure result is that you were trying to check your voice mail from your Vonage phone while the VDV-22 was still not connected to the Internet (which certainly would not work). Either that or when you said "no call forwarding or anything else setup", you also meant that you had not yet setup voice mail either (also a sure fire way for voice mail to not work).--
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