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Old May 25th, 2010, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Visual voicemail on the EVO?

I am a noob to android and apologize if this has been asked already but under the specs list on the sprint website, it says visual voicemail. Is it true visual voicemail where you can select which message you want to hear first and play them in order of priority or is it an email visual voicemail where you actually read the voicemail as a text. I never had a phone with vis voice so I am interested in finding out how it works.

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Old May 25th, 2010, 02:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It is actual Visual Voicemail. All of Sprint's Android phones have it and it works very well. It also let's you forward your voicemail to an email if you would like. It does not transcribe the Voicemail and email it like Google Voice or YouMail
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It is actual Visual Voicemail. All of Sprint's Android phones have it and it works very well. It also let's you forward your voicemail to an email if you would like. It does not transcribe the Voicemail and email it like Google Voice or YouMail
I currently use youmail, will I be able to use you mail and visual voicemail or do they not work well together? Also, I am thinking of signing up for google voice since I am everything google lol Can I use all three together or is there no point? I love the you mail feature where I can leave custom voice mails to certain contacts. Pretty sweet!
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Awesome! Visual Voicemail was super handy on my Instinct. I've missed it this past year on my Palm Pre.
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I currently use youmail, will I be able to use you mail and visual voicemail or do they not work well together? Also, I am thinking of signing up for google voice since I am everything google lol Can I use all three together or is there no point? I love the you mail feature where I can leave custom voice mails to certain contacts. Pretty sweet!
In order to use YouMail or Google Voice as your Voicemail you would loose the ability to use Sprint's because you would be forwarding calls to YouMail or Google. Having said that Google Voice integration is brilliant on Android (it better be haha) and I have heard that the YouMail Android client is very very nice.
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In order to use YouMail or Google Voice as your Voicemail you would loose the ability to use Sprint's because you would be forwarding calls to YouMail or Google. Having said that Google Voice integration is brilliant on Android (it better be haha) and I have heard that the YouMail Android client is very very nice.
I appreciate all your input dude! Which one do you think youre going to use? Sprint's, google voice, or youmail?
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I appreciate all your input dude! Which one do you think youre going to use? Sprint's, google voice, or youmail?
I have a Hero and use Sprint's Built in Visual Voicemail but I also have a Google Voice number that I use for business so i use the Google Voice app for that (allows me to make and receive calls and SMS as my Google voice number). So essentially I have two phones in one. I could just forward my Sprint line to google voice and just use that Voicemail but I like the separation between personal and business.
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I have a Hero and use Sprint's Built in Visual Voicemail but I also have a Google Voice number that I use for business so i use the Google Voice app for that (allows me to make and receive calls and SMS as my Google voice number). So essentially I have two phones in one. I could just forward my Sprint line to google voice and just use that Voicemail but I like the separation between personal and business.
You hit the nail on the head! I have been looking for a way to have 2 lines without carrying 2 phones and you just helped me find the perfect solution... Google voice for business and sprint line for personal but heres the clincher... Do I stick with youmail or use sprints? Decisions decisions...

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Awesome! Visual Voicemail was super handy on my Instinct. I've missed it this past year on my Palm Pre.
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This is my first phone with Visual VoiceMail, so I'm not exactly sure how it works. I did a test message and it said that I needed to call voice mail to listen to it. After I connected to VM with my password and hung up, it was downloaded. How do you get it to auto-download?
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This is my first phone with Visual VoiceMail, so I'm not exactly sure how it works. I did a test message and it said that I needed to call voice mail to listen to it. After I connected to VM with my password and hung up, it was downloaded. How do you get it to auto-download?
It takes a few minutes. If you are on a phone call sometimes it will give you a call voicemail notification or an unable to download because cdma can't do data and voice at the same time but if you ignore it it should just download
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Oh ok, I thought you would have to set your voicemail to skip your password to allow it to auto-download it.
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I used visual voicemail but prefer Google Voice. If you add the number (Google #) to your all-inlcuded 3 (can't remember the name), then none of the calls to/from your Google number will count against your anytime minutes. Google will RULE THE EARTH!
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