From your home phone, or any phone other than your cell, dial your own #, and press # when your greeting starts to play. You will be asked to enter your password, and from there it's as if you were listening to your VM on your own phone.
You can also sign up for Google Voice or You Mail; then you can access and manage your voicemail from your computer.
when i dial *86 it says the phone number..says my number..is unavailable at this time...goodbye. and hangs up. i tried hitting # while any of this is going on and that hangs it up..i just got a replacement phone via insurance..would that have anything to do with it..do i have to set up my voicemail all over again? i tried even dialing my # from my house phone and pressing # to enter in my password...but the ringback tone just keeps going.