HulloMail and Libon Voicefeed

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AlecEdworthy, May 17, 2012.

  1. AlecEdworthy macrumors 6502

    AlecEdworthy

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    Hello,

    I've just switched to ThreeUK from O2 and so have lost Visual Voicemail. Looking around both HulloMail and Libon Voicefeed seem to come highly recommended and after a little research I selected Voicefeed because it appeared to offer free SMS alerts. However I've now discovered that they disabled the SMS alert features in favour of push notifications a few weeks ago. I've put together my own SMS alert system using IFTTT but wondered whether I've made the right decision based on the fact that my only deciding factor at the time was the SMS alerts. Don't get me wrong, I'm loving Voicefeed, I'm just wondering what people thought to it compared to HulloMail? Has anyone used both and settled on one over the other for good reason?

    Thanks for your thoughts and comments :)

    Alec
     
  2. pauliphone macrumors regular

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    I've been using HulloMail for a while now, so far seems really good, not had any problems with the push notifications.
    I love the fact I can record different greetings for different people, means I can have professional greetings for work related contacts and more cheery greetings for friends and family.
    Only downside is you have to record each greeting individually rather than being able to assign to a group, I emailed them and they said they are looking to add this in a future release, but only time will tell
     
  3. AlecEdworthy thread starter macrumors 6502

    AlecEdworthy

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    Ah, so you can't record a "family" greeting and then apply that to Mum, Dad etc., instead you have to re-record the greeting for Mum and Dad separately? If so then that's one win for VoiceFeed (which allows three custom greetings with the free version and you can group them, including hidden/withheld numbers).

    Thanks!

    Alec
     
  4. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    One downside to any system that uses Push Notifications is that you won't be able to receive them if you're in an area where Three roams onto the Orange 2G network (no data service).

    An SMS would come through fine, and you could call a number to access the message (HulloMail offers a number to dial for this - I don't know if Voicefeed does too).

    I've decided to just stick with Three's Voicemail system. It's a huge step back from Visual Voicemail on O2, but I get less than one Voicemail a month, so it's really not worth it.

    I did try HulloMail for a while and it seemed to work pretty well.
     
  5. AlecEdworthy thread starter macrumors 6502

    AlecEdworthy

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    Voicefeed do have an 03... number to retrieve messages too so that is good. I am fairly certain that I can get data when roaming on to Orange's network so I would have thought that push notifications would make it through. I'm not too worried though because I've set up an SMS notification system through If This Then That which will alert me within 15 minutes of a voicemail being left.

    I don't get that many either, but did get quite used to viewing them and replaying them with the ease of Visual Voicemail on the iPhone :)

    Thanks for your comments Daveoc64.

    Alec
     
  6. Libon macrumors newbie

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    Bringin' It Back?

    Hey Alec,

    As we've talked to you about on Twitter, there's a possibility of us reintroducing the SMS feature if enough of our fans request to have it again. Maybe you can recruit a few friends to get the ball rolling? :)
     
  7. Beauborg macrumors newbie

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    Question for Libon:

    I have installed the Voicefeed app but it won't let me proceed beyond the Choose Your Phone Number screen. It just keeps saying Nearly There.

    Can you help?
     
  8. AlecEdworthy thread starter macrumors 6502

    AlecEdworthy

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    If you're on Twitter then send a tweet to @libon, alternatively post the query at http://www.libon.com/en/support/contact-us.

    Alec
     

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