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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Not Quite Right wrote:

 



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. 


I have both the iPhone 4 and the Focus.  I have never used AT&T's (iPhone4's) builtin visual voicemail. Other free services such as Youmail, Ribbit Mobile, and Google Voice are all superior with more options to AT&T's and are available on iPhone 4 and the Focus. There is not a smartphone out there that does not have a 3rd party visual voicemail app.

 

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Not Quite Right wrote:

 



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. 


not defending it, just think visual voice mail as implement by ATT and Apple is the pits. I prefer to use regular voice mail over the limited one that Apple and ATT provides - it is more accurate. As posted by guandalf there are products out there that are far superior. Used to have a personal Iphone and still have a corporate supplied iphone and I have never used the visual voice mail function on either of them

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wingrider01 wrote:

Not Quite Right wrote:

 



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. 


not defending it, just think visual voice mail as implement by ATT and Apple is the pits. I prefer to use regular voice mail over the limited one that Apple and ATT provides - it is more accurate. As posted by guandalf there are products out there that are far superior. Used to have a personal Iphone and still have a corporate supplied iphone and I have never used the visual voice mail function on either of them


 

You're contradicting yourself all over the place there ... if you never used at&t - Apple's VVM  then how do you know it's the "pits"? I for one have used it for years (used it on my BlackBerry too), and think it works very well. 

I'm fully aware of 3rd party apps, and I am also aware they are a very "niche" item that in no way replaces a native app on the phone its self. 3rd party apps are also no excuse for Microsoft's short sightedness for omitting a very popular feature on WP7. Hello MS! if you want to beat the competition ... your product has to at least be as good as the competitions. Smiley Surprised

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Not Quite Right wrote:

 


wingrider01 wrote:

Not Quite Right wrote:

 



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. 


not defending it, just think visual voice mail as implement by ATT and Apple is the pits. I prefer to use regular voice mail over the limited one that Apple and ATT provides - it is more accurate. As posted by guandalf there are products out there that are far superior. Used to have a personal Iphone and still have a corporate supplied iphone and I have never used the visual voice mail function on either of them


 

You're contradicting yourself all over the place there ... if you never used at&t - Apple's VVM  then how do you know it's the "pits"? I for one have used it for years (used it on my BlackBerry too), and think it works very well. 

I'm fully aware of 3rd party apps, and I am also aware they are a very "niche" item that in no way replaces a native app on the phone its self. 3rd party apps are also no excuse for Microsoft's short sightedness for omitting a very popular feature on WP7. Hello MS! if you want to beat the competition ... your product has to at least be as good as the competitions. Smiley Surprised


mmmm said I had a iphone so you figure it out. Beside said I did not like it, never claimed to never have used.

 

" Just personally do not like it, end of story"

 

 

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Not Quite Right (Junior Newbie)-  I'm a CEO for a big company. It is VERY IMPORTANT to me, to hear the actual voice on 'voice mails.' I can tell a lot about a person's mood, whether they agree...or disagree...with my proposals, etc., etc., ad finitum. There are way too many factors to mention here. Besides, they would fall on deaf ears.

 

However, I feel much better, now that you have reassured me that there is NO LOGICAL REASON to defend a traditional voice mail box. I really appreciate your omnipotence & insight. It's rare, that a person can decide for EVERYONE what works for THEM.

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wingrider01 wrote:

Not Quite Right wrote:

 


wingrider01 wrote:

Not Quite Right wrote:

 



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. 


not defending it, just think visual voice mail as implement by ATT and Apple is the pits. I prefer to use regular voice mail over the limited one that Apple and ATT provides - it is more accurate. As posted by guandalf there are products out there that are far superior. Used to have a personal Iphone and still have a corporate supplied iphone and I have never used the visual voice mail function on either of them


 

You're contradicting yourself all over the place there ... if you never used at&t - Apple's VVM  then how do you know it's the "pits"? I for one have used it for years (used it on my BlackBerry too), and think it works very well. 

I'm fully aware of 3rd party apps, and I am also aware they are a very "niche" item that in no way replaces a native app on the phone its self. 3rd party apps are also no excuse for Microsoft's short sightedness for omitting a very popular feature on WP7. Hello MS! if you want to beat the competition ... your product has to at least be as good as the competitions. Smiley Surprised


mmmm said I had a iphone so you figure it out. Beside said I did not like it, never claimed to never have used.

 

" Just personally do not like it, end of story"

 

 


I think you did .... I highlighted it in red for your future reference. Smiley Surprised

 

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VVM is a free service.  A must have for WP7!!!  This is the thing I miss the most after switching from an iPhone... I want official and intergrated- Im not looking for a 3rd party app.  good suggestions however.  Also, MOBILE BANKING PLEASE!!!! These 2 things will be a big boost to consumers accepting the WP7 OS

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Since first posting this topic, I have selected MagikMail as the VVM solution for me. It is a full featured client for YouMail service. The developer is very responsive and puts out timely patches and improvements. It works for me.
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The other option is to use Google Voice and make the GV Voicemail your main voicemail, instead of the one AT&T provides. You then get Visual Voicemail and free transcriptions.

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I installed the Magikmail app that works with youmail.com.  The youmail account was free and the magikmail app works nicely.

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