12/31/1969 issue with voicemail notification

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    My voicemail icon is on notification bar. There is no voicemail. When I touch to see the voicemail it dials my voicemail and allows me to only leave another one. I then noticed that it was dated 12/31/1969 which I understand is kind of a mystery thing around this forum. I also noticed after looking at some files through Astro file viewer,that some files are not recognized types and also dated 12/31/1969. It won't leave the notification bar when I clear it either. Have tried powering phone down both gently and by ripping out the battery. Nothing seems to help. Can anyone help me here?
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    Huh? When you access your Verizon Voice Mail, your only option is to leave another voice mail? Weird, I've never heard of that one before.
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    When i pull the drop down from the notification bar where it states i have a new voicemail and I select that notification, it dials my voicemail number only to hear that i am not available and to leave a message. I keep thinking if i select it, it will then go away. all it does is enter me into a vicious loop because every time i select that, it thinks i have another voicemail because the notification selection dials it. so weird...:icon_eek: i am using google voice for my voicemails, and up until that icon that won't leave, it has performed flawlessly, and it is still working great.
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    I got the 12/31/1969 on my last flight when I had to change battery. Seems its the system default, once I could turn cell and data back on it corrected.
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    I wasn't changing time zones. My phone was beside me and it just happened. So strange. Has anyone determined if there is a 12/31/1969 virus or better yet a solution?
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    Try dialing your Verizon Voice Mail. *86 and see what happens.

    good luck
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    That's the weird thing. When I dial my voicemail to listen to any messages it tells me that I am not available and to leave a message. I do not have any other options. Just to leave a message only.
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    Then I believe it's time to call VZW tech support to have them fix your VZW voicemail.
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    Finally got VZW tech to help me. super simple fix. Don't know what they did, but after talking to two people, took about half a minute and me pressing like 3 buttons and it was gone and so were all of my folders that were marked with that same 12/31/1969 date. Bizarre but fixed, so yay! Thank you to everyone who tried to help. Really appreciate it.:icon_ banana:
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    Does anyone know what "3 buttons" it is. I have the same problem. Voicemail icon on notification bar that can't be cleared and dated 12/31/69. I also receive e-mails that are blank and dated 12/31/69.

    Any thoughts or help is appreciated.
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    I had to hit *73 to disable Google Voice as my default voicemail, then dial *86 to get into my messages and listen, change, delete (the tech said any action will do). When I looked back, the notification for voicemail was gone. I just kept Verizon's voicemail as my default. I don't know if this help with the emails as I didn't have that problem. But all the weird folders marked with 12/31/1969 went away. Good Luck. Hope this helps.
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    Thank you very much cymbiedroid. Worked perfectly.

    It was driving me nuts. I hate clutter on my phone and that was clutter.

    Again, thanks.
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    Well this is nice to know. So the whole time I was asking you to make sure you were accessing your Verizon Voice Mail, you were still only accessing your google voice mail.

    Thanks. Glad you got it fixed.
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    Yes, that was the whole issue. Even when I cleared the default, it was still Google Voice. When I did access Verizon voicemail, it only gave me the option to leave a message. Just very weird what can get "locked in." I am glad it's fixed, too. I hate clutter on my phone as well.

    Thank you, again.
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    God send!

    Cymbiedroid, you are the best. Cleared as soon as I hung up.
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    I'm so glad that was helpful to you dancedroid
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