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Old 07-15-2008, 11:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I got this from seeing people posting about it, and I LOVE it.

Firstly, I miss calls completely because of dead-zones with T-Mo and this allows me to see who I missed when my phone didn't even ring.

Secondly, you get caller ID, which is helpful if you got a missed call and don't want to call back if you don't know who it is.

Lastly, it's fairly simple to go online and even listen to your voicemail there (or on the computer).


Con: There have been delays in receiving texts, if you get a missed call you can check the voicemail (NO icon like regular voicemail...) and that sorta fixes the problem, but if you're relying on the texts, sometimes it's instant, sometimes it takes a good 10-20 min. or more.

Bottom Line: If you'd like to try out a beefed up voicemail and have unlimited texts, I strongly urge going on YouMail and at least trying it out.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm a YouMail fan too. But I recently ran into a roaming issue that prevents me from using it all the time. It doesn't happen on all roaming carriers but it happens on the roaming carrier where I live. Callers will not get my voicemail but a prompt for a 10 digit number with no way to leave a message anywhere. Kinda sad for me as I really like YouMail.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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When working, I am a fan too. My hope is that the transcription text component will improve with future builds of the product.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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knock on wood, I haven't had that issue JC, The only issue I've had so far is the 1 day last week where notifications where lagging a couple hours behind. I love using YouMail so between that and Antair Call Screener, I'm solid when it comes to calls that I don't want to take. It even eliminated a few people that I no longer want to talk to that didn't get the hint when I never called them back, using a YouMail recording that the number's been disconnected and Antair kicking them right into voice mail, they called twice but never left a message.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have unlimited text messages with T-Mobile. Will I get charged for using YouMail?
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Old 07-15-2008, 12:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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No, except some users have noted that they have limited "Call forwarding conditional" on their account, and YouMail uses those minutes up.
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Other then a lag last week for a day or so, I have had no issues. Loving Youmail so far. I will say that transciption could be better but that is really not a big of an issue for me.
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When working, I am a fan too. My hope is that the transcription text component will improve with future builds of the product.
Is there any text transcription now? I haven't even noticed that option...

<off-topic: What's really fun is putting you friend in there and saying something weird, like "I don't want to talk to you, leave a message" since only they will hear it>
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yea, the text transcription is in beta, and you can use it... it is so-so, but nice. I have had perfect transcripts come back, and some bad ones.
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Love YouMail. Everyone has been surprised by their individual voicemail greetings. Transcription is okay - not the most accurate - but it gives you an idea of what is being said.

At first I was disappointed since I did not check the little button on my youmail config page to have it turn on my VM indicator. Once I got passed that it has been great. Been using for about a month.
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I am loving YouMail. The transcription can be funny.
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At first I was disappointed since I did not check the little button on my youmail config page to have it turn on my VM indicator. Once I got passed that it has been great. Been using for about a month.


WHAT??? Where is that option?
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for transcription and price, I've been using SimulScribe (PhoneTag)... 35 cents per message (there are bulk plans, too), and the transcription is excellent...

oh, and theres a visual-voicemail type BB app that allows you to access any message in your account

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for transcription and price, I've been using SimulScribe (PhoneTag)... 35 cents per message (there are bulk plans, too), and the transcription is excellent...

oh, and theres a visual-voicemail type BB app that allows you to access any message in your account

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YouMail has added a visual voicemail web interface to their FREE service (YouMail SignIn) within the past month or so.
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YouMail has added a visual voicemail web interface to their FREE service (YouMail SignIn) within the past month or so.
i tried it... it seemed ok, but every time i closed the bb browser, i would have to sign back in to the web app...
anyone else have better luck with the web interface?
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YouMail has added a visual voicemail web interface to their FREE service (YouMail SignIn) within the past month or so.
i tried it... it seemed ok, but every time i closed the bb browser, i would have to sign back in to the web app...
anyone else have better luck with the web interface?
This has since been fixed as well as some other issues (e.g., local timezone, etc.)...
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I also love you mail, works great for me.
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I just turned it on again and it's still VERY slow. It worked so good when I first enabled it, too. It's anywhere from 10-15 minutes.

I wonder if it's popularity has increased so much lately that it's slowing their system down.

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It's working find for me so far today JC.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:00 PM   #20 (permalink)
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i had a youmail voicemail that was transcribed today and didn't get to me until 5 hours after the message was left. might have to dump youmail if they keep lagging.
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