The new voicemail system brings an improved user experience with better email integration, better support for mobile devices, message transcription, custom greetings, text message notifications of missed calls, and a voice-activated telephone user interface.
Please read the Migration Details below for steps that you need to take on May 28, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact your department telephone coordinator.
On May 28, 2013, all OSU voicemail customers will be migrated to the new voicemail system at one time. Everyone will still be able to receive voice messages as before. If you receive your voice messages in your email now, you will continue to receive them in your email.
After the migration, you need to take a couple of steps to complete the setup of your voice mailbox. Please follow the instructions below.
Retrieve your new PIN (voicemail password)
If you access your voice messages only by calling the 7-7111 access number, you are a "voicemail-only" user. Please contact your department telephone coordinator to receive your temporary PIN for the new system.
Converged Email/Voicemail Users
If you receive your voice messages in your email, you are a "converged" voicemail user. You will receive an email on May 28 from the system welcoming you to Unified Messaging; the welcome message will contain your new PIN.
Steps to take on May 28, 2013
To complete the setup of your new voice mailbox, please do the following on Tuesday, May 28, 2013:
The following are important dates in the Unified Messaging project.
|Thursday, March 14, 2013||
Notification to department computer administrators (DCAs) and telephone coordinators
|Friday, April 12, 2013||Presentation at the DCA meeting|
|Tuesday, April 30, 2013||Presentation to Community Network Local Resource Persons (LRPs)|
|Tuesday, April 30, 2013||Migration of early adopters to Unified Messaging|
|Thursday, May 2, 2013||Telephone coordinator Demo/Q&A #1|
|Tuesday, May 7, 2013||Telephone coordinator Demo/Q&A #2|
|Thursday, May 9, 2013||Announcement to Inform lists for staff and faculty|
|Thursday, May 23, 2013||Reminder to Inform lists for staff and faculty|
|Tuesday, May 28, 2013||Migration of all voicemail accounts to Unified Messaging|
Please see the OSU Helpdocs site for help with Unified Messaging voicemail:
Helpdocs: Microsoft Exchange Unified Messaging
For flowcharts showing all options available in the voice access (7-7111) system, please see the following:
Unified Messaging Voice Access Flowcharts
For details about the migration and features:
Unified Messaging Frequently Asked Questions
Voicemail-only User - someone who does not receive their voice messages in their email. Instead, they access their voicemail only through the voice access system (the 7-7111 number). Often voicemail-only accounts are for things such as department main lines, shared offices, classrooms or lab spaces.
Converged Email/Voicemail User - someone who receives their voice messages in their email. Because the email and voicemail are in the same mailbox, converged users can do things like access their email or calendar from the voice access system, or access their voicemail messages from their email client.