Why am I paying for visual voicemail service that takes 10 minutes to retrieve??

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  1. 6thgear

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    So I receive a miss call from a friend and figured it wasnt that important since he didn't leave a message. 10 minutes later I get a voicemail and turns out he was needed directions to get back home. So what's the deal with visual voicemail? Atts voicemail is free and instantaneous. /end rant
     
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    Voicemail on VZW is free....and very quick..

    Visual on the other hand as you know costs and is slow.....I quit using it and use Gvoice now.
     
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    Agreed, use google voice
     
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    or you can try youmail....on the market and free
     
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    i use youmail as well and its fast. I heard on here a while ago though that even though its not the vvm app from verizon that you still may be getting charged for it. can anyone clerify if this is true? i guess i could check my bill but.. meh not a huge deal. try Youmail or google voice
     
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    If that was true there would be a 1000 threads on it here......
     
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    thanks, i signed up for googlevoice and checked out the guide on the knowyourcell site. However still confused as to how you check voicemails, does it sends a text to you? or do you have to check gmail.com in order to check your voicemails?
     
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    You set up a google voice account. Then you download the google voice app. Once you've set up the app and signed in whenever you get a voicemail it will instantly be pushed to your phone as well as transcribed so you can read it instead of listen to it. It is very very nice.

    The only downside is you have to log in at the website to actually change your outgoing message. I believe you log in and when you go to record a new message it will actually ring your phone and you pick up and record the new message. Inconveinent but it's not like you change your message a ton right?
     
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    Download the google voice app from the market.

     
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    Why pay $3 a month for something google does for free and better.
     
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    Because the $3 is radioactive?
     
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    Google voice is indeed great, im wondering why there isn't an icon i can place on the homescreen? I always have to open up marketplace to open up googlevoice.there's only an option for a widget which toggles international calls, and if you want to use your google number.
     
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