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Old 12-02-2007, 06:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is anyone else using this program? I have had mine set-up for about 2 weeks now, and I can't believe how well it works. Basically, I want to find out if others are using this app, and how they feel about it.

I would really like it if there was an option to hide saved messages. One other thing I noticed is that the Simulsays app doesn't (always) obey the profile rules. Meaning, sometimes when my profile is on "off" the program will still make an audible alert. I am sure these things will be fixed before the app comes out of beta.

If you've never heard of Simulscribe, check it out!

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Old 12-03-2007, 04:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I use this app. It is awesome! I work in a really noisy environment, and phone calls are discouraged anyways. It is a great blessing to be able to just read a voicemail as an email.
I would like to add that the customer service from Simulscribe is superb. Very personable and helpful.
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I have been using Simulscribe for months. I have not listened to a Voicemail since I got it. I don't use Simulsays because I just have no reason to listen to the voicemails. The transcriptions, while not perfect, are good enough that I know who called and the gist of what the message is.

The other great thing about it that I am not sure everyone knows is that you can forward your office (and home, if you want) voicemails to Simulscribe at no additional cost. My phone system allows me to email the .wav file to Simulscribe.

Great service.
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I was wondering if you could forward your home voicemail. How do you do it?
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I have been using SpinVox and it works well also and it's free.
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I was wondering if you could forward your home voicemail. How do you do it?
I do not use it for home voice mail, just my office and cell phone. I believe for home, you need to have your phone company forward calls when there is no answer to the Simulscribe number provided to you. Check Simulscribe's web site. You should be able to find the information there.
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I have been using SpinVox and it works well also and it's free.
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I do not use it for home voice mail, just my office and cell phone. I believe for home, you need to have your phone company forward calls when there is no answer to the Simulscribe number provided to you. Check Simulscribe's web site. You should be able to find the information there.
Thanks. I was finally able to find it on their site.

Here is the SpinVox link, although voicemail is not free. Other services are though.
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I think Simulscribe is $30 per month. A bit steep for my needs.
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Following a recommendation from another thread, I switched to CallWave. It's free. One thing I like is it leaves out all of the uh-huh, bye-bye, take care, etc. that people naturally say but you don't want to read. No resident app, but all voicemail comes in email or SMS. It's also a lot faster than SimulScribe.
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how is this free?

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does anyone know of a visual voicemail that works in canada on the rogers network, callwave and spinvox say they do but dont really have support for rogers and simulscribe only has USA call in numbers unless you want to pay an extra 4.99 for 1-800 and that makes it really expensive to use 34.98 a month. any ideas or companies to use.
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Call wave is not free or I'm just not seeing it.
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Call wave is not free or I'm just not seeing it.
Apparently it was free only in the beta stage. Now they have formally released a new version, and it's no longer free.
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does anyone know of a visual voicemail that works in canada on the rogers network, callwave and spinvox say they do but dont really have support for rogers and simulscribe only has USA call in numbers unless you want to pay an extra 4.99 for 1-800 and that makes it really expensive to use 34.98 a month. any ideas or companies to use.
I understand that Simulscribe works on Rogers in Canada but not on Telus or Bell because they don't support "provisional call forwarding" (Either you call forward or you don't.) Similscribe claims they have a work-around but I could never get it to work properly on Telus so I canceled after the trial period.

The transcription service itself is verry good but unless to have the "call forward when busy" or "call foward after x rings" it is not very useful.

On BlackberryCool a couple of months ago they reviewed Simulscribe on Rogers and if my memory serves me well, they gave it a thumbs up.
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