To receive voicemail notifications to your email address:
- Log in to your account
- Select Numbers from the navigation bar
- Select your number from the list
- Select the Messages tab
- Select the button to toggle it on
- Enable Forward Text to Email
- Enter your email address(s) into the text fields
- If you would like to add an additional email to receive the messages, click the +Add button to enable a second field for an email address.
- Save your changes
Note: be sure to click "Activate SMS" if you want both text messages and voicemails to be forwarded to your email. If your SMS is not activated, only voicemails will be sent to your email. Our voicemail feature is only available on the Forward and Unlimited plans.
Enabling push notifications on the NumberBarn and NumberGarage mobile applications
If you want to receive push notifications on your phone whenever you receive a new voicemail or text message, check out the following article to enable these in our mobile app.
Alternative way to enable special mobile voicemail notifications, depending on your phone
If you aren't using the NumberBarn or NumberGarage mobile applications, or you are using the NumberBarn Classic app, here's another creative way to receive notifications for new voicemail messages. (Note: This method was originally published because our mobile application didn't offer push notifications, but now it does!)
Add "email@example.com" as a VIP in Apple Mail. Instructions on this process can be found here. That way, when you receive an SMS email notification, a custom alert will display on your phone to let you know a message is waiting. Sounds can also be added.
Set up VIP notifications in the Email app to let you know when "firstname.lastname@example.org" has delivered a fresh SMS your way. Instructions on this process can be found here.
Create a VIP Label in Gmail to filter messages from "email@example.com" to your Inbox. You can also customize a sound to let you know a message is waiting. Detailed instructions on this process can be found here.
Does NumberBarn offer a voicemail transcription service?
NumberBarn does not support voicemail transcription service at this time. But our sister company, NumberGarage does. Check out this article to learn more about your options:
Why is Gmail labeling voicemail notifications as spam?
Are your voicemail notifications going to your Spam folder in Gmail? If that's the case, it may help to add "firstname.lastname@example.org" to your Google contacts. Here steps to do so:
- Go to https://contacts.google.com
- Click Create a contact
- Be sure to fill the first and last name fields and set the email address to be "email@example.com." If you want to enter a birthday for NumberBarn, feel free to use September 1, 2014 if you'd like.
- Click Save
Let us know if this doesn't resolve the issue.