My Shaw provides 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 My Services and then choose Phone from the menu at the top. 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'll be able manage voicemail, privacy and call forwarding settings, and listen to voicemails.
Related: Shaw Account Settings (My Shaw)
The Manage 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.
Under Manage settings, click the Manage button beside Voicemail settings.
The Manage Voicemail Settings window is displayed. Select a setting to configure it.
Enable/disable your voicemail.
Number of rings
Set the number of rings before voicemail picks up. Click the drop-down menu to select between two and nine rings.
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.
Under Manage settings, click the Manage button beside Privacy.
The Manage Privacy Settings window is displayed. Select a setting to configure it.
Block 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.
Hide my Caller ID
You can enable/disable this feature to hide your name or name and number.
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
The Forwarding tab enables you to configure your Call Forwarding and Simultaneous Ring options.
Under Manage settings, click the Manage button beside Call Forwarding.
The Manage Call Forwarding Settings window is displayed. Select a setting to configure it.
Change Call Forwarding
This feature allows you to forward your calls to another phone number. Alternatively, you can forward all of your calls to voicemail if you wish to screen calls for a brief period of time or are not going to be answering incoming calls for an extended period (e.g., while you are away on vacation).
Change Simultaneous Ring
This feature allows you to define up to four additional numbers which will ring when your main line is called. This can be helpful for having calls ring at home, in your office, and to your cell phone so you don’t miss an important call. This feature can only be used with local numbers..
Did You Know
You can find additional troubleshooting tips and tricks with our home phone frequently asked questions.Learn more: Shaw Home Phone FAQs