Skype Offers 'Visible Voicemail'
Today Skype announced a new service that will convert voicemails into SMS messages or emails and send them to users' mobile phones. Callers leave a message on a Skype user's voicemail, and the voicemail is converted to text (English, Spanish, German, French) and then sent via SMS to the mobile phone designated by the Skype user. The voicemails can also be sent as emails, instead. Skype charges $0.25 for each voicemail converted to text and then the cost to send the SMS. The service is available to Skype users worldwide.