AT&T Pushes Landline Voicemail to Smartphones
AT&T today announced the AT&T Voicemail Viewer application, which lets its U-verse landline customers view and access their home voicemails from their smartphone. AT&T says the new application acts similar to email, and allows users to mark voicemails as read or unread, forward voicemails to email addresses, return missed home calls from their mobile phone with one touch, and add contacts to their smartphone address book. Further, AT&T Wireless and U-verse customers have the option to combine their landline and wireless voicemail inboxes, as well as check messages from their PC or TV. The application, which initially works with the iPhone and BlackBerry OS, is free to download and use.
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.
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.
Yahoo Mail for iOS Adds Themes, Support for 3D Touch
Yahoo today rolled out an update to its iOS email application and added several new features. To start, users can now select from a number of different colored themes and can go so far as to set a different theme for each managed account (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail email addresses) to make them easier to separate.
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