How to Setup Pirate Voicemail for


Want some background info? Check out our FAQ “What is the Pirate Voicemail Feature?” before setting it up.

This information is for T-Mobile cellphones and may also work if your phone company is a MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) using T-Mobile.   There are many MVNO companies and we can’t keep track of all of them and how/if they support the “conditional call forwarding” feature we need,  but down below we have added a recent list.

Instructions For iPhone:

  • Here is a helpful video that shows you how top do it (click here)
  • If the **004* short code does not work, then you can try an alternative short code which some people have reported works properly.   It is  **61*{insert your Jolly Roger number here}#


Instructions For Android:

You can probably use the same instructions as for the iPhone above, but in addition, this may also work on your phone:

  • You can use menus on the phone to enter your Pirate Voicemail number:
    • Open "Phone"
    • Tap "Menu->Settings"
    • Scroll down to "More Settings", tap on that option
    • On the "More Settings" menu, tap on "Call Forwarding"
    • On the "Call Forwarding" menu, tap on "Forward when busy"
    • On the "Call Forwarding" menu, tap on "Forward when unanswered"
    • On the "Call Forwarding" menu, tap on "Forward when unreachable"