That's the answer I was looking for. Thanks KAS!<quoted text>
You have the option to set up a personal message or not. Also, the voicemails all go through the service provider's servers and are temporarily stored there. This way, the phone doesn't have to be charged in order to receive voice mails, texts, etc. As long as the account is active (paid) this could happen indefinitely. So the phone could be setting uncharged in an evidence bag somewhere and the voicemails can still be obtained remotely with a PIN number via the server. Mailbox can also be emptied the same way.
Now, they've been paying for two years for her phone to stay
in service while it's in an evidence bag?
That's strange. Because if they wanted to hear her voice, they
could just pop in the "Peace in the Valley" video. If not other stuff.