Sony Ericsson Planning to Add Visual Voicemail to its Phones
Today Sony Ericsson announced that it has selected Comverse to help it add visual voicemail to its stable of mobile handsets. Many other platforms — such as the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry OS — already support visual voicemail. Sony Ericsson didn't say how soon visual voicemail would be available for its devices, nor what handsets it would be included with. Visual voicemail requires network operator support.
Sprint Adds Avatars to Visual Voicemail
Sprint today announced a new service that will allow customers to add animations and avatars to their voicemail messages. The service is available to Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Virgin Mobile USA customers with select Android handsets.
Google Voice Gains New Lease On Life with Massive Overhaul
Google today introduced a wholly new version of Google Voice for Android, iOS, and the web. The calling, voicemail, and messaging platform has been overhauled from the ground up with a new design, new features, and a fresh commitment from Google to keep the service updated.
Verizon to Delete Its Paid Visual Voicemail Service
Verizon Wireless said it will discontinue its $2.99 Visual Voicemail service come July 8. All customers who use the Visual Voicemail app will be transitioned to Verizon's free, basic voicemail service.
Verizon Pushing Security Update to Pixel and Pixel XL
Verizon Wireless today detailed a system update for its variants of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. The update primarily installs the latest security patches from Google, but also includes a number of software tweaks to improve performance.