Voicemail

Google Voice now open to all [Update: U.S. only]

Google had previously loosened the reigns on Google Voice for students but now the search giant is making its calling service free to everyone, no invite needed. If you’ve never used Google Voice before, it’s essentially a call-forwarding service that enables all your phones to be routed to a specific number. This means your cell…

New MetroPCS Service Transcribes Voicemail to Text Messages

MetroPCS just launched a new voicemail-to-text service for $3/month, that can send full voicemail messes via SMS or e-mail. The audio files are attached if you need to listen to it the old-fashioned way because the transcription is wonky. This is similar to the services offered by third parties like Google Voice, SpinVox andPhoneTag, only this MetroPCS…

Nuance Acquires Spinvox for $102.5 million

Voice recognition giant Nuance Communications has just picked up a pretty big company in the transcription sector: Spinvox. Among other things, Spinvox runs a voicemail service that translates voicemail into text and sends it to you as an e-mail. Nuance’s involvement in mobile is wide-spanning, but the latest from them has been a pair of…

Bell Launches Visual Voicemail on BlackBerry

Good news, everyone! Visual voicemail on BlackBerry, a feature heretofore unseen north of the border, is now available to Bell Mobility customers. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, it allows you to cruise through your voicemail messages in a list, complete with dates and caller IDs, and listen to them on-demand, rather than having to…

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