Voicemail to text?

ephailey

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On the iphone is there a way to get voicemails transcribed and sent to email or text message? don't want to add a new phone number to give everyone like some of the google voice applications. I'd like to just have people call my regular att iphone number and then if I am in a meeting see the text of the call.
 

Scribbious

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Sep 28, 2012
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Another option is www.TalkScribe.com.

High quality transcription by humans. Can also be used for quick dictation or notes-to-self.

Unanswered calls to your regular number are forwarded to a TalkScribe voice mailbox for messaging and transcription. Transcriptions can be delivered to regular email and/or Text message.

No obligation two-week trial.

John
(Disclosure: I work for TalkScribe)
 

takeshi74

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I used to use Google Voice for business and I found the transcription accuracy to be poor. I wouldn't recommend it.
I use it and transcriptions depend on the caller. It's not always 100% but generally good enough that I don't have to listen to the message. I recommend that each person try it out to assess for his/her self rather than rely on recommendations from random people with varying preferences and needs/wants.

As stated above, you don't have to change numbers to use Google Voice's voicemail. You can set up conditional call forwarding to go to GV voicemail instead of your carrier's VM center. However, GV's full set of features are only available to you if people call you on your GV number. You can always port, IIRC.
 

cvaldes

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Google Voice's voicemail-to-text transcription feature gives mixed results and there's nothing the end user (call recipient) can do about it.

Its accuracy is better when analyzing a message left by a slow-speaking native English speaker without a noticeable regional accent. Those transcriptions are generally good enough to be useful.

Google Voice will butcher messages from non-native English speakers. Those transcriptions are frequently so poor that it's a waste of your time trying to decipher them. They're good for a chuckle, but not much more.
 
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Mliii

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Google Voice will butcher messages from non-native English speakers. Those transcriptions are frequently so poor that it's a waste of your time trying to decipher them. They're good for a chuckle, but not much more.
I've experienced this with native English speakers as well, particularly if there is background noise. No clue what was being said.