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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by closhedbb, May 18, 2010.

  1. closhedbb

    closhedbb Well-Known Member
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    I had VZW visual voicemail (VVM) on my BB Storm before I got the Incredible. When I switched over, I noticed that the Incredible had a VVM app native to HTC, and I have been using that app. However, the $2.99 service is still on my VZW account which started when I was using the Storm. If I'm not using VZW's VVM app, do I need to pay the $2.99 a month to get VVM using HTC's app?
     

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  2. Steel36

    Steel36 Well-Known Member
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    It is Verizon's app, so you'll continue to be charged for it.

    To avoid that charge, simply download and use YouMail from the market. It will do vvm and more for free.
     
  3. Teris

    Teris Well-Known Member
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    I had YouMail. It was decent and free. Now I have Google Voice and it's way better.
     
  4. veccster

    veccster Well-Known Member
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    Yes...get Google Voice! It is AWESOME!

    I still use my provider number but have it set up that GV handles my voicemails. Basically, when my VM comes on, you hear my message (that I recorded through GV). The caller leaves their message and hangs up. About 10 seconds later, I get a notification that I have a new vm. I press the notification (in the drop down menu) and it takes me to the transcribed message in the Google Voice app that I dl'ed. The transcription is usually wrong but gives you a gist of the message. I can also press 'play' at the bottom of the transcribed message and it instantly plays the vm.

    -No more dialing *86.
    -Instant retrieval of messages in written and voice form.
    -Optional email is sent to me with the same data (both transcribed and voice).
    -Options to set personal VM's for individual callers. - my VM message that my wife hears when she calls from her cell phone is different than what others will hear.

    The list of options is endless! If you can't get a GV invite by begging on this board, buy one on ebay for $5. Figure it to be less than the cost for 2 months of Verizon's VVM service.
     

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