POLL: Do you bother to listen to voicemail?

Pop quiz, hotshot.  You pick up your phone and see three missed calls and two messages.  What do you do?  If you’re like a growing number of folks, you don’t even bother listening to voicemail any more. What’s your use case?  Do you need to listen to a message to understand ...

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Yap to Provide Free Voicemail-to-Text for AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon

This morning at CTIA, Yap, an innovator in the realm of cloud-based, automated speech recognition services, announced the availability of Yap Voicemail, a competitor to Google Voice along the lines of PhoneFusion and YouMail. Yap’s goal is to eliminate the need to listen to long ...

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Watch What You Say: YouMail Adds “Social Voicemail”

Think twice before you leave a message with that fascinating story about what’s happening to the toenail on your pinky toe: it may end up on Facebook. YouMail (and competitor PhoneFusion) has been providing visual voicemail for Android since long before a Google Voice app existed, and ...

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Google Voice Goes Real Time

Today must have been Android App Update Day at Google: we saw new versions of Listen, Shopper and Voice hit the market. Of these, Voice saw the most significant changes. Previously,  alerts of new voice and text messages were pushed out every fifteen minutes. In fact, I had turned them off, ...

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HulloMail for Android Released, UK G1 Owners Rejoice

Last Monday saw the release of a new Android app that gives UK G1 users faster and easier access to their voicemail than ever before. HulloMail, which is downloadable from Android Market, provides a simple optimized view of your voicemails from the G1 phone. You can see a list of messages and ...

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Podcast 001 – Interview with PhoneFusion’s Michael Manna

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of spending about a half hour with Michael Manna, the Chief Tech Evangelist of PhoneFusion.  We discussed their Visual Voicemail application which saw its release earlier this week.  Michael was a lot of fun to talk to as he brings true enthusiasm and excitement ...

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PhoneFusion Listens, Makes UI Changes

A short time ago, we were contacted by Michael Manna of PhoneFusion.  He was writing to let us know that his developers have come up with some changes to the user interface of their voicemail application.  If you missed it, we had an article online last week about the app and Scott mentioned ...

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PhoneFusion to Bring Visual VoiceMail to G1, Android

At some point in the 4th quarter of 2008, G1 and other Android users will be able to see their voicemail as opposed to only hearing it.  One of the coolest features to come packaged with the iPhone is the ability to pick the order in which you listen to your messages.  Like many other... Read More