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Assign Voicemail To a Speed Dial Key on a T-Mobile BlackBerry 8320 Curve

Awhile back I accidentally assigned a Speed Dial key to the number 1 on my BlackBerry 8320 Curve cell phone. The problem with this is that the 1 key is reserved for Voicemail. When VM is dialed with that speed dial key then the Voicemail Settings are used so if you have password protected your voicemail, as noted here, then you can have the password automatically entered when dialing VM by using the 1 Speed Dial key.

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Install Google Mobile App on Your BlackBerry Cell Phone

Google has an application called the Google Mobile App which can easily be installed on your BlackBerry cell phone. I currently have a BlackBerry 8320 Curve from T-Mobile. This application is a launchpad for numerous Google application including Google Notebook, Gmail, Google Maps, Google News, Google Reader, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Picassa Web Albums, and Google Sync. To install Google Mobile App on your BlackBerry cell phone follow the directions below.

Install Google Mobile App:

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Configure T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8320 to Send Voice Mail Password Automatically

I should start by saying there is not a single scenario where you should have a T-Mobile voicemail account set up without the password being enabled. The reason for this is access can easily be gained to any T-Mobile voicemail account unless you have your voicemail password enabled.

To provide an easy example if you have any VoIP soft phone that allows you to configure the CID (Caller ID)  displayed when you dial other numbers then all you need to do is enter the number of the voicemail you want to access and call that number. This will provide you immediate access to that voice mailbox unless the user has their voicemail password turned on. As you can see this provides an immediate security risk and would allow anyone at any time to access your voicemails without your knowledge. So again no matter what T-Mobile device you have make sure that if your voice mail is setup that it has the voicemail password enabled.