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How do I switch off Message Service?

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Hi there, I have recently switched over to Telstra, on their Budget Line home phone service.  I heard that by default the 101 Message Service is enabled.  How can I disable it, as I already have a home message recorder.

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Re: How do I switch off Message Service?

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Telstra FAQ entry: 

https://go.telstra.com.au/helpandsupport/-/cancel-telstra-home-messages-101-or-messagebank-on-your-h...

 

Please take special note that:

 

  • Home Messages 101® and
  • MessageBank®

are different services, and the procedure for cancelling (or disabling) each service is different.

 

If you've taken up the Complete Home Saver 200GB Bundle recently, the message service you would be provisioned with is MessageBank® (for which there is no self-service procedure to cancel the service) as part of the Bundle. If it's a standalone HomeLine Budget plan, then it's most likely Home Messages 101®.

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Re: How do I switch off Message Service?

For good measure, you can also request that Telstra add a Barring to prevent activation of the Telstra Home Messages 101.... LiveChat should be able to assist with this.

 

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Re: How do I switch off Message Service?

How do I switch off home phone message bank

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Hi leecasy and welcome to CrowdSupport

 

You'll find instructions on how to switch off MessageBank here:

 

https://go.telstra.com.au/helpandsupport/-/cancel-telstra-home-messages-101-or-messagebank-on-your-h...

 

Hope this helps

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Re: How do I switch off Message Service?


leecasey wrote:

How do I switch off home phone message bank


If you aren't going to bother to read the answer already given (above, over a year ago)…

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How do I SWITCH OFF Message Service?

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Re: How do I switch off Message Service?

Hi brianeru,

I just put my answering machine on that is part of my handset to switch it off. I was told you can't have both so I decided that I was going to use the answering machine today after trying to access messages left and couldn't.

So if you have an answering machine just turn that on and it overrides the 101 thing, till you can get it cancelled etc. :smileyhappy:

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Re: How do I switch off Message Service?

From what I gather - the only way to switch off message bank is to phone telstra.

I'll do it one day when I feel like getting annoyed while I waste an hour or two.

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Re: How do I switch off Message Service?

Not so hard - just did it.

Takes about 10 minutes.

 

Phone 132200 - talk to the machine - get put on hold with some daggy elevator music for a few minutes.

Then the other end rings through a few connections and you get disconnected.

 

Phone 132200 again, - talk to machine again - more daggy elevator music. - but this time a human answers !

A Phillipino call centre, but a very nice woman who speaks clear English !  WoW !

 

You tell her you want to turn off Message Bank, she takes the phone number and verifies your name and birthdate.

Then it takes her about another 6 minutes while she waits for her computer to connect and change Message bank.

(Must be very slow connection speed at Telstra Call centres) We chatted about our day and the weather in the Phillipines.

 

I'd suggest it would be much simpler, faster and easier for Telstra to give the option to change settings yourself on your internet account, but my new friend in the Phillipines might  lose her job.

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Re: How do I switch off Message Service?

Telecomahhhh I think you've nailed it as I do NOT see an answer to JustJoan from 2012 in here. Following the instructions on the telstra site do not work either. AAAARRRRGGGHHH!!!
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How do I switch off Message Service?

How do I switch off Message Service? on my mobile and my home phone


justjoan wrote:

Hi there, I have recently switched over to Telstra, on their Budget Line home phone service.  I heard that by default the 101 Message Service is enabled.  How can I disable it, as I already have a home message recorder.

thanks




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Re: How do I switch off Message Service?

Hi chenny, 

This link has the info you need: http://go.telstra.com.au/helpandsupport/-/cancel-telstra-home-messages-101-or-messagebank-on-your-ho...

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Re: How do I switch off Message Service?

Please tell me how to switch of answering machine and message back which arrived with our new phone number. Help
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Re: How do I switch off Message Service?

HI Kayden,

 

Were able to click on the link that Steph provided just above your post with instructions?

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Re: How do I switch off Message Service?

Please turn off my 101.

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Re: How do I switch off Message Service?

Hi Jeff-adam. 

Please see the instructions on how to do so here https://go.telstra.com.au/helpandsupport/-/cancel-telstra-home-messages-101-or-messagebank-on-your-h...

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Hi FureyCo,

Welcome to crowd support. Your first post appears to be blank. Please post again to let us know how we can help 

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Re: How do I switch off Message Service?

"Please see the instructions on how to do so here https://go.telstra.com.au/helpandsupport/-/cancel-telstra-home-messages-101-or-messagebank-on-your-h..."

 

That link redirects to

http://support.telstra.com.au/t5/support/ct-p/Support

 

The only entry I can find in the FAQ is to ring Telstra. Is that the answer or is there a web page that can disable it?

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Re: How do I switch off Message Service?

Hi KewKewKew

 

This is a result of migrating our knowledge base to the new support site. To remove MessageBank completely, you need to give us a buzz, or alternatively chat to us here: http://tel.st/hsc3

 

Cheers!

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Re: How do I switch off Message Service?

trying to switch off 101 message bank on Telstra mobile what a joke all links lead nowhere.  I see that many people are having the ame problem but no sensible answerson Telstra website. Ring up and get a recorded woice which leads nowhere.  Best thing for me to do is to change service provider.

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Re: How do I switch off Message Service?

Hey chenny,

 

Sorry to hear that you have experienced issues with having the 101 service removed from your mobile service :smileysad: The easiest way to have this removed from the mobile is at the account level. My colleagues in Live Chat can assist with this and are available 24/7 via:


http://tel.st/hsc3

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Re: How do I switch off Message Service?

Hi Bouquet, 

Did you have a question at all?

 

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Re: How do I switch off Message Service?

Best answer so far.

 

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Re: How do I switch off Message Service?

That link only took me to crowd suppoprt but not to how to cancel 101. It stopped our EFTPOS machine from working. Wrong dial tone.

 

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Re: How do I switch off Message Service?

Hi Chedrick007, 

We can arrange to have this cancelled for you. 

To cancel MessageBank®, you'll need to call us on 13 22 00.

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justjoan wrote:

Hi there, I have recently switched over to Telstra, on their Budget Line home phone service.  I heard that by default the 101 Message Service is enabled.  How can I disable it, as I already have a home message recorder.

thanks


 

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Re: How do I switch off Message Service?

Wow. THANKYOU All you oracles sharing your infinite wisdom on such an obviously complex request.

To all other Long Suffering Telstra users wanting to just disable Telstra Home Messages 101, here is how to do it - without having to deal with a call Centre. *note that this is for Telstra Home Messages 101, not message bank.

Pick up your phone and dial 101
if you havent done this before here is where you will want to press * to skip the intro. You will then be read a series of options- one of them is to disable Home Messages 101. the # key will terminate this abysmally poorly supported and un-solicited service.