AT&T Launches Voicemail-to-Text Service
AT&T has launched a new service that will transcribe voicemails to text and then deliver them to a user's handset via text message, email or both. Users can respond to or forward voicemails via text, email or voice and can also store their voicemails for an indefinite period of time. The service is being provided by Nuance and costs $10 per month.
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'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.
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 Wallet Users Can Send Money Via Text Message
Google Wallet now lets people send money to others using only a phone number. The app has supported the ability to send money via email for a long time.
Text Request Lets People Text Businesses Rather Than Call
Text Request, a Tennessee-based startup, firmly believes that consumers would prefer to send text messages to businesses rather than call them. The company this week launched a service that allows businesses to accept and respond to customer queries via text messages.
Is there any wonder that they hate Google so much?
I agree... you can't even get gmail on at&t phones (i didn't say smartphones or pds's)... pathetic. remember ed whiticre said he didn't want google to us...
haha. what' next?
I'd actually like this if I didn't have to pay extra for it. Oh well...
Nothing new here...
Already have it for free
Plus I get the ability to play different voicemail messages for different callers based on whether they are listed in my contacts and, if so, under what group.
Carriers should stop trying to provide every possible service for a fee. Give us a reliable connection at a reasonable price, period. Let voicemail services, web services, call forwarding services, email services, etc etc, compete against one another in an open market. You can't possibly do better than that with your proprietary services.