My Shaw provides online access to various Shaw Home Phone features including voicemail through a convenient and easy-to-use website. This guide contains simple information about and instructions on getting the most out of your Shaw Home Phone.
Note that access to these features are available for customers subscribed to a Shaw Home Phone package which includes the features listed here: http://shaw.ca/home-phone/features/
Did You Know
You can manage most of your Shaw services using the My Shaw app, as well as find additional support by speaking with a Shaw Agent using the chat support function of the app. Find out more at My Shaw app - Features or connect with an Agent directly for technical support, ordering new services, scheduling a move, billing and account support, and more. Chat support is available Monday through Sunday, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM PDT.
Begin by logging in to My Shaw at http://my.shaw.ca. If you have not yet registered for My Shaw, please click Create one now on the right side of the login page or refer to Shaw Account Settings (My Shaw) for additional information and instructions. If you have registered in the past and forgotten your password, please follow the instructions on the How to reset your Shaw ID password page.
Once logged in, click on Phone on the left hand menu. You will see a list of all phone numbers associated with the account, as well as the plan packages applied to each individual phone number. On this page you will be able to listen to voicemails online and manage your Voicemail, Privacy, and Forwarding settings.
Related: Shaw Account Settings (My Shaw)
The Voicemail Settings section presents you with a list of various options and settings you can customize. Details about each of the options/settings are listed below.
Enable/disable your voicemail.
Number of rings:
Set the number of rings before voicemail picks up.
When you click on the Notifications button you'll see the following options:
Message waiting indicators:
You can enable/disable settings to have your message indicator light up or stutter your dial tone when you have unheard voicemails.
You can enable/disable options to email you an audio recording (.wav format) of each voicemail message and notify you when your mailbox is full or nearly full.
Calling-in for messages
When you click on the Calling-in for messages button you'll see the following options:
You can enable/disable options to skip the main menu and play messages right away, as well as to have the date, time, and phone number play before each message.
A security feature you can enable/disable is to prompt for a voicemail PIN to be entered before access is provided to messages. The PIN would be required to be between a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 14 digits in length.
To change your Voicemail PIN, please follow these steps:
Play messages in this order:
Preference can be set to play the most recent message or oldest message first.
Play voice prompts in:
Preference can be set to play voice prompts in several languages, including: English, French, Punjabi, Mandarin, or Cantonese.
When you click on the Greetings button you'll see the following options:
Use a default greeting or upload your own recorded greeting.
Upload a recorded greeting for listening only. With this feature enabled, this message will play when a call is received and not provide an option to leave a message. This feature can also be used by calling into voicemail and using the Absence Greeting option within the menu.
Related: How to access My Shaw Voicemail
The Privacy menu offers a selection of features to control how your phone line receives calls and to ensure that you have the tools required to prevent unwanted callers from reaching your line. Under the Privacy tab, you will see options for Blocking unwanted calls, While on a call, and 1-900 calling. Customers with private phone numbers can also choose to hide their caller ID.
Blocking unwanted calls
Do Not Disturb:
Anonymous Call Blocking:
Selective Call Blocking:
While on a call
You can enable/disable this feature from notifying you when another call is coming through via a beep.
You can enable/disable this feature to contact you when a busy number you're trying to reach is available.
Please note that due to technical difficulties, 1-900 calling cannot currently be enabled or disabled on your account. Please see the following bulletin for more information. Jan 9 | 1-900 calling feature currently unavailable
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