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 against what we all assumed penny-pinching Verizon would do. The only phone model listed on the leaked site was the refreshed Voyager, which jibes with what we've heard previously. [Verizon (dead) via Phone Arena]
I hope they can make it work on all types of phones... not just touchscreen smart phones.
I don't think it would be much different than having a list of missed calls or your messaging inbox. Just select the message and click play. Then it calls your voicemail and plays that message.