Google Voice vs Voicemail App?


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  1. gh0atd

    gh0atd Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am having a hard time deciding for my HTC Hero.

    Google Voice

    Pro's
    Transcribed Voicemails (Usually not that good, but a neat feature to have)
    Saved Voicemails that don't have to be deleted after a couple weeks
    E-mail or SMS notifications (I don't use it, but my voicemail app doesn't do that)

    Con's
    Wastes battery with notifications and having to download Voicemails to listen to them.


    Stock Voicemail Application

    Pro's
    Doesn't waste battery life for having notifications of a new voicemail.
    Implemented into the phone automatically
    Instant notification without wasting battery, etc.

    Con's
    Lacks a lot of features
    Not useful at all.

    I can disable Google Voice whenever, which isn't the problem. But, I am having a hard time deciding.

    What do you guys use?
     

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  2. bradb21

    bradb21 Active Member

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    I've gone back and forth on this as well. Currently I have my phone setup to use GV VM instead of Sprint VM. I don't really use my phone for calls that much are don't get many voice mails, so I don't really have an opinion on it yet. I say give Google VM a try for a while and see what you think. If you don't like it, then you can always switch back (like you said).
     
  3. dhero

    dhero Well-Known Member

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    I find the stock VM app to be very useful for what I use it for, which is to allow callers to leave me a voice message.

    But you left off a major Google VM "Con", which is that only a very small number of people (relatively) have it or can have it at present.
     
  4. dedPak

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    i use google vm b/c i can listen and manage messages directly from my computer
    and also i can email message or add notes to it.
     

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