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What is "Voice Mail" - Looking for a VM Messaging app

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by MikeLong, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. MikeLong

    MikeLong Lurker
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    Jul 24, 2010

    Jul 24, 2010
    This might seem like a strange question, but I'm constantly find "answerphones" described as "voice mail". Perhaps voice mail has some extensions to that - like being able to forward a message, etc. But it's still an "answerphone" because it's initiated by someone phoning your VOICE number - and, if you answer, you speak in real time. If not, the answerphone records a message.

    Further I've heard of other voice-driven apps - one being just recording a .WAV (or MP3) and attaching it to an email. Another was called "voicetxt" by which you dictate a txt to Android's voice-recognition app. The text is then SMS'ed.

    None of these is what I want - and, I believe, what I want would be wildly popular were it "sold" as a replacement to TXTing AND Email!!

    A phone call requires IMMEDIATE attention. An email requires NO attention until YOU decide to read them. TXTs are in between. They beep the receiver, but don't require an immediate action.

    What I want is to push one button (as if I'm TXTing) but, instead of typing, I speak. (My voice is not recognised - it's recorded - up to, say, 30 seconds). Then I send to someone. The same software has to be on both phones because it has to beep you (like a TXT). (And people don't want to wrestle with starting up an email client, goin to the In-box, etc. They want to click and listen - just as they now click and read a TXT.

    This facility REPLACES BOTH TXT and Email for the billions of people who DON'T LIKE wrestling with microscopic keyboards - no matter HOW good they are. This is why I believe this facility should be built into Android rather than an independent app.

    I believe humankind will look back in 100 years and see keyboards as a weird aberration which kept billions of people disconnected from technology for a brief period back in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.


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