Visual Voicemail??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by timmypv15, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. timmypv15 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    #1
    I've only been on this forum for a few weeks, but I've barley read people mentioning the visual voicemail. Is it a big perk for anyone on here? or just an added feature thats kinda nice. I don't get much voicemail so i'll just make people leave me messages so i can try it once, but after that i doubt i'll use it much
     
  2. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2006
    #2
    well it's possible that it's not that exciting because you can already get this (and an additional service that allows you to read voicemail as text) on blackberry handsets. But i think it's also just not really important to the type of person on these forums who is wanting to purchase an iPhone.
     
  3. DMK macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2007
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    #3
    The visual voicemail is a huge plus for me. I use my cell phone for business. If I miss a handful of calls, I want to be able to listen to the most important message first and then maybe not even bother with some messages until later.
     
  4. kdarling macrumors demi-god

    kdarling

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2007
    Location:
    Cabin by a lake
    #4
    Interestingly, MCI has had random access voicemail for years on their home accounts. I quite often check in from work via the web:

    https://messagecenter.mci.com/OmsService/voicemail/jsps/VoicemailSegmentation.jsp

    Anothing coming must-have will definitely be the voicemail-to-text conversion that was just mentioned. Just not at the prices they currently want! (about 50 cents per). It'll sure beat writing things down yourself.
     
  5. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

    /dev/toaster

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2006
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #5
    Visual voice mail is a big deal to me. It allows me to listen to voicemails in the order of importance. Lets say I am in the movies, and I get 5 calls. When I leave, I could listen to the ones I want first.

    This does happen to me a lot. Not to mention, I some times have a bad habit of just returning a call without listening to the message. Sometimes, I end up with a back log of voicemails. Then, when I miss a really important call I gotta listen to a bunch of old messages before I can get to the important stuff.

    As you can see, its a huge selling point for me. Chances are, we will see a lot of copy cats showing up soon. All providers will offer this in time.
     
  6. kamiboy macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 18, 2007
    #6
    Completely useless for me. The 3-4 so called messages I get a year are all the result of someone not hanging up in time. I would turn the fucntion off on my current phone if I could.
     
  7. cmschmidt macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2007
    #7
    i think it's a really cool feature. am i glad its there? yes. will i use it very often? probably not. but i still want it.
     
  8. NewtypeCJ macrumors 6502

    NewtypeCJ

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2005
    Location:
    Decatur, GA
    #8
    Pretty useless for me. I don't get that many calls on my cell. But it will be nice to just select the call without hearing the "One...new message...from phone number..." before each one. (Yes I think you can skip that but I don't remember the key.)
     
  9. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

    /dev/toaster

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2006
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #9
    I wish I could get that feature on a cheaper phone for my grandmother. She has trouble using her phone, and no way in hell can she check voice mail. Too many steps involved. However, visual voicemail _looks_ like it could make it possible for her.

    For most people, using voicemail seems like a simple thing. Take your average grandmother, and they are lost. :D
     
  10. TenaciousPZ macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2007
    #10
    Definitely a top feature IMO. Allows you to prioritize messages, exactly how it should be, rather than acting like a virtual cassette tape. :rolleyes:
     
  11. timmypv15 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    #11
    i think it'll be neat, but since i use about 5 of my 700 mins a month, the data plan prices are my biggest concern right now
     

Share This Page