To save money, some compromises have to be made when switching to Google Fi on an iPhone. No more Wi-Fi calls, no automatic network switching, no hotspots outside the US and no visual voicemail. I have found the last one particularly frustrating – but no longer. Visual voicemail is now available on Fi for iPhone, but it's not like it was before Fi.
Over the past five months, when a voice message would enter, a transcript would be received as a text under its own name. Weird. I have found them to be moderately wrong, so it was necessary to call the voicemail in the old school.
Enter a PIN, listen to options, select a voicemail, listen to more options, forget which button you want to press, listen to more options. You get the score. Naughty, something I haven't had to do for ten years, and something I no longer have to do.
To get Visual Voicemail back on your iPhone, just update your Google Fi app to version 1.5. That's all. However, you will not be able to see your messages from the "Voicemail" tab in the Phone app that you can pre Fi. Instead, Visual Voicemail is inside the Google Fi app itself. So open it, log in, give Fi access to your contacts, and you're ready to manage your mailbox without any problems.
Bold voice messages have not yet listened to. Touch a voice mailbox to see the entire transcript, press the play button to listen to it directly. Best of all, you can "Delete" voice messages instantly and there is quick access to return the call or send a message.
Better still, maybe it is easier to get rid of the annoying red badge app icon on your phone app's home page that shows you have "not listened to anything But, even though the" Voice Mail "tab in your phone app is still just has a link to "Call Voicemail" instead of opening the "Voicemail" tab in the Google Fi app, it may not be something that can change.