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Don’t check your voicemail. Have it text you the message. by DJ Loli

Want your voicemails to text you?

Surprisingly not many of us have figured out how to do this. We all know how the voicemail world is gone RIP. And everyone hates checking them as texting makes life so much easier. Unfortunately in the big world of business many don’t text. Also probably your grandmothers and grandfathers have just figured out how to click ‘Dial’. Here is the solution:

I am sure you have heard of Google Voice. Its a program created by Google (der) that lets you create an alternative phone number with an area code based anywhere you want. When connected to your phone you got yourself a free Mobile Phone service with unlimited texts, Calls etc.

You can have it set up so when a person calls you on your actual mobile phone number and leaves you a voicemail, it will be sent to google voice, then google voice will text you the transcript of what the voice message said

Here is what you need to do to have your voicemails texted to your phone:

1. Create google voice account/Number
www.google.com/voice

2. Activate your google voicemail for you non-Google phone number
http://www.google.com/support/voice/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=165656

3. Turn on email or SMS notification
http://www.google.com/support/voice/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=117529

Voala! Now if anyone leaves you a voicemail it will go directly to Google Voice, then it will transcript it into a text form and will text message it to your phone

Oh! And it also lets you screen the callers by asking them to say their name prior to you committing to answering the phone.

Enjoy!



Texting Nation! No more need for Having a Conversation on your phone! by DJ Loli
August 22, 2008, 12:18 AM
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SLYDIAL is a New Service that will birng you straight to the voicemail of the person you are calling without the need of talking to them!

Brilliant Invention!

Slydial, a new service from MobileSphere, is looking to offer users a way to avoid this situation. The service allows users to call any mobile line and go directly to voicemail, without the awkward conversation. Their phone will actually display a missed call from your original number, but they won’t have a chance to answer it.

To use the service, dial 267-SLYDIAL (267-759-3425), and enter your contact’s number (note: this isn’t a toll-free call). Slydial works with all US wireless carriers, and users can make the initial call from either landlines or mobile phones. And, if you really hate talking to people, you can make an account on the company’s website and use a contact list to leave voice messages from your computer.