Visual Voicemail for Samsung Focus?

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Visual Voicemail for Samsung Focus?

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Now that Microsoft has brought us a real mobile OS contender, does ATT have any plans of making Visual Voicemail available on the WP7 platform? I think it would be an excellent fit and enhancement. The iPhone has it, the BB has it the and WP7 platform seems a natural for the app.

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Re: Visual Voicemail for Samsung Focus?

Great question...would love to see that happen.  For now I am still using Google Voice and text transcription.  There are a few google voice apps for Windows Phone but I havent tried either of them yet.

 

I am sure they will work as good as a visual voicemail but without the notifier in the top tray.

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Please bring visual voicemail to the Focus!

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I really liked Google Voice (official google app) on my Captivate. In addition to visual voice mail, it also gives me free text messages (save $$$).

 

Wonder how well these WP7 GV apps (I understand those are not official apps from Google) work on Focus?

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Do any of you all use YouMail?  Has its functionality been totally eclipsed by Google Voice.  Do I need to finally get a Google account?

 

I enjoy you mail, but I cannot get it to fully integrate with the display icons.  For example it will not show that I have a voice mail waiting or the number of unheard voicemails waiting.  I do get the text message and email, but not the voicemail indiccator.  Any ideas?

 

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Hopefully more folks will ask for this and ATT will listen and deploy it for our stunning new OS!

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Last time I checked, Visual Voice mail from AT&T has a monthly service fee. I doubt most folks will request this feature when there are 3rd party free services available.

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It didn't carry a seperate fee for the iPhone or Blackberry. It's a "no fee" service with a data plan which we all have anyway.

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jfern60 wrote:

It didn't carry a seperate fee for the iPhone or Blackberry. It's a "no fee" service with a data plan which we all have anyway.


It's no fee because it was built into the contract from inception on the phones.

 

Not quit sure what the advantage to this is, hated it on the iphone and it just uses data allocations instrad of minutes as normal voicemail

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You must not use VM much. Fast selective message management like visual vm provides is extremely valuable and efficient for folks on the go.

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You can download Magikmail from the WP7 Marketplace, which is a Youmail client and works great.

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jfern60 wrote:

You must not use VM much. Fast selective message management like visual vm provides is extremely valuable and efficient for folks on the go.


/rofl just because someone disagree's with you they must not use it much. Sorry does not work that way. Just personally do not like it, end of story, have absolutley nothing to do with message management at all.

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wingrider01 wrote:

jfern60 wrote:

You must not use VM much. Fast selective message management like visual vm provides is extremely valuable and efficient for folks on the go.


/rofl just because someone disagree's with you they must not use it much. Sorry does not work that way. Just personally do not like it, end of story, have absolutley nothing to do with message management at all.


Yes, blindly pouring through 10 messages to get to the one you want is definitely the way to go .... Smiley Wink

 

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wingrider01 wrote:

jfern60 wrote:

You must not use VM much. Fast selective message management like visual vm provides is extremely valuable and efficient for folks on the go.


/rofl just because someone disagree's with you they must not use it much. Sorry does not work that way. Just personally do not like it, end of story, have absolutley nothing to do with message management at all.


Yes, blindly pouring through 10 messages to get to the one you want is definitely the way to go .... Smiley Wink

 


they offer visual voice mail for an additional monthly charge - does that not work on your phone or do you just want it free?

 

Since my phone is business, eery vociemail message on the phone has equal priority and needs to be listened to in the order recieved, period

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they offer visual voice mail for an additional monthly charge - does that not work on your phone or do you just want it free?

 

Since my phone is business, eery vociemail message on the phone has equal priority and needs to be listened to in the order recieved, period


 

There is no logical reason to defend a traditional voice mail box to visual voice mail (there really isn't).

It is such a better way of implementing a service that I can't possibly imagine the format not becoming the defacto for all cell phones in the future (a long the lines of threaded text messaging). The lack of visual voice mail was one of the reasons for me returning the Focus for a iPhone 4. I was so used to this feature after using it for 2 yrs on my iPhone 3G, that there is no going back at this point. 

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