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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Casanova, May 16, 2010.

  1. Casanova

    Casanova Member
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    I have read in several threads that visual voicemail apps like YouMail and Phone Fusion have to run in the background all of the time and therefore are pretty hard on the battery. I was just wondering if this is the same for the $2.99 per month verizon visual voicemail, or if there is a difference because this one is directly from verizon.

    Thanks.
     

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  2. howarmat

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    both got the job done on my Storm 2, i opted out of the VVM and $3 a month for the youmail being free. i was very happy with the switch
     
  3. jbdan

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    I've never used VVM from veriz. I do use YouMail and I like it a lot. You get to choose when you want it to poll the net so no, it does not have to run in the background all the time. I have mine to poll after each missed call and then manually when I want to.

    There is one minor bug with it....the "new voicemail" notification icon that appears in the notification bar....it's the same color as the bar so it's hard to see....supposedly they are changing the color of the icon in an upcoming update.

    It's free I would give it a shot and if you end up not liking it you can get rid of it. I think it's great not having to call *86 anymore! ;)
     
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  4. Steel36

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    I thought Youmail was solid but this weekend I noticed during testing that voicemails weren't showing up. Even when I logged into my account via my laptop, there was nothing there. Then 3 or 4 would show up 8-10 hours later.

    Anyone else experiencing that?
     
  5. Andoug

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    I noticed it on Friday. Over the weekend I had a couple people call my number and let it go to voice mail and the notification came almost immediately. I'm pretty sure YouMail like any other combination of hardware and software may have issues from time to time. Unless it starts happening frequently I wouldn't worry about it. As far as the OP is concerned I have mine set up to notify via the widget and to also poll YouMail once every hour and at last check my battery was lasting well over 24 hours so I can't honestly say I have a drain from YouMail.
     
  6. nightfishing

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    I use YM, but have polling turned OFF and use email notifications.

    Battery usage =zilch (and with gmail PUSH notifications are pretty much instant).

    Plus, there seem to be some gremlins in the Inc/Android polling system (in general) and (atm) I don't feel comfortable relying on it.
     

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