Hands On: Fusion Visual Voicemail App For Android Now Available

We were promised visual voicemail for the G1 (and subsequent Android phones) by the end of the year » 11/24/08 4:25pm 11/24/08 4:25pm via the folks at Fusion, a VVM provider that already has apps for several other platforms. Today, the Android version hit the Market, and we've given it a spin. So how does it work? Pretty well. Setup is fairly…

Fusion Voicemail Plus App Is Visual Voicemail For Android

T-Mobile may not have an official Visual Voicemail » 11/12/08 7:15pm 11/12/08 7:15pm service for customers, but PhoneFusion plans to change that—for the Google G1, at least. The app, which was previewed today at the Under The Radar Mobility Conference, is on the Palm, Windows Mobile and Blackberry platforms, and works in a similar fashion as the VV…

Verizon Visual Voicemail Hits LG Voyager, Sadly Not Free

Sorry to get everyone's hope up-the rumor that VZW's visual voicemail was to be gratis apparently only referred to the app download. To actually use the service, it'll cost you $2.99/month per line, plus data and airtime charges, to hold up to 40 messages for 40 days. It's only available for LG Voyager owners at the… » 8/11/08 11:45am 8/11/08 11:45am

Verizon Visual Voicemail to Be Free For Supported Phones?

Eagle-eyed spotters recently took note of a few visual voicemail tidbits inadvertently pushed live on Verizon's site (now removed), most notably that the service will potentially be free. The site is down now so this remains in the rumor department (where are the screenshots, guys?), but if true, the reports go… » 8/04/08 6:30pm 8/04/08 6:30pm

BlackBerry Storm to Get Visual Voicemail on Verizon

We mentioned that there were rumors that Verizon was going to be bringing its own version of visual voicemail out sometime, and now there are further rumblings that this will include visual voicemail on the BlackBerry Storm. This makes the touchscreen, haptic-feedback smartphone sound even more like a real iPhone… » 7/21/08 5:47am 7/21/08 5:47am

Visual Voicemail Coming to Verizon... For a Price

Rumor has it that Verizon Wireless will be joining AT&T and Sprint in offering visual voicemail, in this case on four upcoming phones: LG's Chocolate 3 and an updated Voyager (possible software update but more likely hardware refresh), along with the mysteriously code-named "Blaze" and "Utopia" from Motorola. That's… » 6/17/08 11:19pm 6/17/08 11:19pm

Sprint Licenses Visual Voicemail, Can Use It Without Being Sued

When I groped Sprint's Instinct at CTIA and was flipping through the features, one of the reps made sure to show me visual voicemail—a necessity for any device taking on the iPhone. Apparently, he didn't just mean visual voicemail in the generic sense, it's the real, patented deal, licensed from Klausner—who's… » 4/07/08 1:55pm 4/07/08 1:55pm

Apple and AT&T Sued Over Visual Voicemail Patents, Will Probably Lose

Klausner Technologies, a patent holding firm founded by the inventor of the PDA, is suing Apple and AT&T for $360 million for infringing on its patents with visual voicemail. Its patents cover selectively retrieving messages from a menu displaying the caller's name, number, etc. Yes, they have on patent on that entire… » 12/03/07 5:40pm 12/03/07 5:40pm

Vonage Visual Voice Mail Hands On (Verdict: Mixed Success)

VoIP telephone service provider Vonage just began offering Visual Voice Mail, a text transcription service that turns all of your voicemail messages into text that's immediately emailed to you. Using a combination of speech-to-text software and human transcribers, Vonage is charging 25 cents per transcription, which… » 7/26/07 12:44pm 7/26/07 12:44pm

AT&T Apparently Offering Non-iPhone Plans to iPhone Users (As Promised)

Electronista reports that if you get AT&T on the horn and threaten to cancel because of slow or unused iPhone Internet capabilites, they might try to strike up a secret deal: $40 a month for 450 minutes and 5,000 night-and-weekend minutes. Wi-Fi works but there's no mobile data. Also, you kiss Visual Voicemail and… » 7/16/07 8:00pm 7/16/07 8:00pm