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Old 06-25-2008, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After trying out the 4.5 beta floating around I found that the voicemail isnt working properly with tmo (no icon or notification). Sooo... I downgraded back to the latest tmo offers for the 8120 .115 I believe. Now I find that while the voicemail indicators work properly, if someone does leave me a voicemail, my own phone calls m imediately after. Is this a known problem as its pretty annoying.

I even wiped my handheld clean with jl before loading the old os back onto it.
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hadn't heard of that problem. I switched to YouMail - Cell Phone Voice Mail with Personalized Greetings and Online Retrieval after the whole missing TMo voicemail icon debacle. Now I'm not switching back to TMo's voicemail system. Youmail is great!

Works great with OS 4.5.
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I actually checked out youmail and honestly I dont have the need for it. Having specific greetings is nice, but I really don't care. Now, if i had some annoying ex or girl bothering me all the time then maybe it would be nice to leave a message and cut them off but till then not really needed.
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I get an email with a .wav attachment that has the voicemail attached. It has the name of the caller, the number, the time they called, etc. Also, I get a transcription of the voicemail included in the email. I was able to record a standard greeting just like I had before. Nobody but me knows I switched. It's nice to not have to dial in to know who calls, but I can if I want to.

If someone calls me and hangs up without leaving me a message it sends me a text message with the name and number and time of who called. This is nice for when I'm out of coverage and don't get the missed call notifier on the device.

Youmail is TONS better than the TMo voicemail.
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Agree 100% with JC. If you feel you don't need any more features than TMo voicemail offers, then YouMail can be used as a direct replacement. You can still retrieve your messages over the phone, just add the YouMail number as a speed dial.
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The only drawback to Youmail on TMobile is you don't get the voicemail icon. Apparently, Youmail doesn't support it on TMobile. They support it on AT&T so it must be something strange in TMo's system.
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True, but I find that getting a new SMS with subject line of "Voicemail..." is more than adequate for notification, for me at least.
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Yup, me too!

I even set a filter in BIS to forward it as level 1 so it comes in red.
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... he got me to switch too.
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That was a chore.
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Yup, me too!

I even set a filter in BIS to forward it as level 1 so it comes in red.
Okay, okay, I am going to give it another try and force myself to use it for a week and see how it goes. So, a couple questions then for you current users..

1. How do you set the filter under BIS for level 1?

2. Has there been anything mentioned about supporting the vmail icon under tmo anytime soon by youmail?

3. I set my default greeting. I am assuming this will play for everyone at the moment, but when I go to the greetings page it says nobody will hear it? The whole contact thing has me confused... basically what I am assuming is you only add contacts for special circumstances correct? Such as, I want to ditch my ex when she calls so I add her as a contact to the ditchmail categry - is this correct?

The last thing I would expect is the need to add everyone in my phone on there - there is no way they have it setup that way, but why then does it say nobody will hear my default greeting!?

4. Oh, and JC - would you recommend the 4.5 update or not. I keep hearing the fried sim cards issue, but when I tried it out I didnt have that problem - though it was only installed a few days. Opinion?

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Old 06-26-2008, 12:57 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The 4.5.0.37 OS for 8100 have been reported having the 'frying' sim card issue but I heard that 4.5.0.42 OS and so on don't have that problem.
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I actually have the 8120 so maybe tomorrow I will try out the .42 and see how it goes. Thanks.
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YouMail works great. I had also tried GrandCentral but it's in a closed beta. Our office VM has the ability to send .WAV file for voicemail so I never have to dial into a voicemail account anymore. All VM's appear as an email with an attachment and I listed to them on my phone or on the PC.
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:23 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I agree, I been using Youmail for about a month. Its a great program!!! I highly recommend it!
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I just started using it, it seems really cool. Thanks for the recommendation
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I have a question about youmail. Can FlexPay customers use it?
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I would assume that you would be able to use it. When checking out the site for myself, the only type of plan it was mentioned to not work for is prepaid. Check to see if you have Call Forwarding minutes in your plan - from what I saw posted in another thread, T-Mobile accounts use those for YouMail.
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