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Free Alternatives to AT&T's $10/Month Voicemail-to-Text Service

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We heard about AT&T's Voicemail-to-Text service back in December, but now it's being shoved down our throats again with email reminders aplenty. Why don't we care about the $10/month service? Because we can get something better. For free.

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Google Voice and its transcribing powers were our first thought, but it's not the only alternative. Ribbit Mobile offers some decent transcriptions and has a pretty solid iPhone app available and as does YouMail.

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Lifehacker actually made it a point to pit some of these transcription services against each other a long time ago, but I'm certain that both quality and prices have changed since then. Either way, these services remain free—or at least cheaper than AT&T's service—and have been around long enough to work out some kinks. So check them out and spend the ten bucks you'll save each month on ice cream or something.

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frankurd
Arggh! there goes a...snake a snake!

I've been using Google voice for a while but the transcription is hit or miss. They ask for donations to make google voice transcription better but I'm not sure if I care to invest.