PhoneTag Voicemail-to-Text Service Now Works with Sprint
Today PhoneTag announced that its voicemail-to-text transcription service is available to phones on the Sprint network. PhoneTag replaces carrier-supplied voicemail entirely. The service transcribes voicemails into text and then sends them as emails or SMS messages to a user-defined email account or phone number. This allows people to read their messages whenever they wish without the need to call into a voicemail system. PhoneTag is offering its service free for one week. Sprint recently dropped call-forwarding fees, which is what made PhoneTag available to Sprint's customers.
RingPlus To Offer Free Phone Service
RingPlus today announced a new mobile phone service plan that is ad-supported, but completely free to the customer. The ads take the form of ringback tones, which RingPlus customers hear on outbound voice calls, after dialing but before the other party picks up.
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.
Google's Fiber Phone Bridges Home and Mobile Service
Google today announced the Fiber Phone, a home-phone service for its Google Fiber internet customers. The service includes unlimited nationwide calling, caller ID, voicemail, privacy controls, spam filtering, and do-not-disturb tools.
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.