Droid and free visual voicemail?

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    I'm going to buy a Droid with a plan by verizon, but, is there any way to circumvent the 3 buck charge for the visual voicemail? Maybe an app out there? If I have to do some, for lack of a better and more correct term, jailbreaking of the phone that's no problem, I just don't want to pay 3 bucks a month for visual voicemail, which in my opinion should be free with a phone like this.

    Thanks!
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    Google voice is free. You can wait for an invite, or download the app, and hope you can get it set up. It took me several tries, but I got my google voice without an invite.
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    YouMail is also free.
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    +1 for Google Voice. Basically you set up your phone to forward unanswered calls to your GV#. Google VM takes over and even though it usually takes a minute or 2 for the GV app to notify you of a new message, you usually get an email instantly with a transcription of the message.

    The best part is your outgoing message the caller hears does not have any further instructions added like "to leave a callback number press 5". They just hear your message and a beep, the way God intended.
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    :welcome: to the forum!! +1 for youmail! I love that app. I have different greetings set for about 20 contacts lol
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    Thanks for the welcome. :)

    I love the default Smart Greeting. Also, the ditch feature has come in handy.
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    You probably won't find an app (unless the app is in conjunction with a service). Voicemail isn't a phone feature.
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    I've tried several times to get setup but it can't confirm my number.

    Also been tryign for an invite but so far - no good. Anyone got one?
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    I have just set up my Google Voice account, but from everything I've read using it still uses your Verizon minutes. Even the voicemail.
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    Instructions for free calling are here.
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