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.
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.
Gmail to Convert Numbers, Addresses, and Contacts to Clickable Links
Google today said its G Suite customers will soon be able to take advantage of active hyperlinks in Gmail and Inbox that simplify the process of sending emails or making calls. Both mobile apps will convert text, such as phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses, into interactive links.
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