Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Best visual voicemail on Straight Talk

    We're transitioning from an iPhone 4 on AT&T to a Galaxy Nexus on Straight Talk (ST). We miss visual voice-mail. Which one are you using and what are the pros and cons? Currently we're evaluating YouMail; it seems OK, but not great. The major complaint is that it keeps nagging us that we haven't entered personal data into their profile. Why do they need it?
    Pete
    Thanked by:
  2. #2  
    DJBigBenVA's Avatar

    Posts
    59 Posts
    ROM
    CM9 RC1

    Default Re: Best visual voicemail on Straight Talk

    Use Google Voice

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
  3. #3  

    Default Re: Best visual voicemail on Straight Talk

    Having read some posts else where from ST customers... Don't go to ST. According to their Terms of Service you are Not allowed to stream music or video via their mobile data network... No YouTube, No Pandora, No Skype. You can only use those types of services via Wi-Fi

    ~°•>Sent from my HTC Evo Design<•°~
    ~*Purple Android*~
  4. Thread Author  Thread Author    #4  

    Default Re: Best visual voicemail on Straight Talk

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePurpleAndroid View Post
    Having read some posts else where from ST customers... Don't go to ST. According to their Terms of Service you are Not allowed to stream music or video via their mobile data network... No YouTube, No Pandora, No Skype. You can only use those types of services via Wi-Fi

    ~°•>Sent from my HTC Evo Design<•°~
    We're already with ST, but keeping an open mind about alternatives. Being retired, we're budget conscious. What alternatives can you recommend on either AT&T or T-mobile networks?
    Pete
    PS we currently pay ST $42/month by buying 90 day refill cards on walmart.com

    ---------- Post Merged at 05:55 AM ---------- Previous Post was at 05:54 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by DJBigBenVA View Post
    Use Google Voice

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    Thanks. How does that work? Must I port my number to google voice? Is there a cost?
    Pete
  5. #5  

    Default Re: Best visual voicemail on Straight Talk

    I'm on Boost (Sprint)... after 2Years I'm down to $40 a month on their Shrinkage plan, which is rumored to be done away with to make room for family plan... But just a rumor still. You can only use Boost branded devices. I'm pretty well happy with Boost, but every company has their horror stories. But if you are comfortable where you are... stick to what you know and what works best for you.

    ~°•>Sent from my HTC Evo Design<•°~
    ~*Purple Android*~
  6. #6  
    bkorver's Avatar

    Posts
    801 Posts
    Global Posts
    847 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock

    Default Re: Best visual voicemail on Straight Talk

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePurpleAndroid View Post
    Having read some posts else where from ST customers... Don't go to ST. According to their Terms of Service you are Not allowed to stream music or video via their mobile data network... No YouTube, No Pandora, No Skype. You can only use those types of services via Wi-Fi

    ~°•>Sent from my HTC Evo Design<•°~
    Having actually been a Straight Talk customer for a while now, I know the TOS says no streaming, but ACTUALL experience has allowed me to stream YouTube, Pandora, and yes, Skype with no issues whatsoever. The sky has not fallen. I think the lawyers put that in there as an excuse to kick people off who obviously abuse the service, not for average consumers.

    Quote Originally Posted by flroots View Post
    Thanks. How does that work? Must I port my number to google voice? Is there a cost?
    Pete
    Just download the app and set it up. No need to port your number to use the voicemail function and it is free.
    "In valor, there is hope."
  7. Thread Author  Thread Author    #7  

    Default Re: Best visual voicemail on Straight Talk

    Quote Originally Posted by bkorver View Post
    Just download the app and set it up. No need to port your number to use the voicemail function and it is free.
    Thanks. I just looked at Google Voice and it appears that I have to apply for a number with them and that's the number that people would call, rather than my own. Actually, I'm looking for a way to use my existing number. Did I get that right?
    Pete
    Last edited by flroots; 09-19-2012 at 03:31 AM.
  8. #8  
    bkorver's Avatar

    Posts
    801 Posts
    Global Posts
    847 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock

    Default Re: Best visual voicemail on Straight Talk

    No, when people call your existing number, google voice will take the message and even transcribe it. That number google voice gives you is what others will see if you use google voice to make calls. You don't have to set that up to use the voicemail features. Google voice has a ton of features you will never use. Just know that when you set up your existing number and ask google voice to be the answering service for that number, you will have the best visual voice mail available on straight talk.
    "In valor, there is hope."
  9. Thread Author  Thread Author    #9  

    Default Re: Best visual voicemail on Straight Talk

    Thanks. I'll give it a try
    Pete
  10. #10  
    chestont's Avatar

    Posts
    131 Posts
    ROM
    MIUI, CM9, Bugless Beast

    Default Re: Best visual voicemail on Straight Talk

    Quote Originally Posted by bkorver View Post
    No, when people call your existing number, google voice will take the message and even transcribe it. That number google voice gives you is what others will see if you use google voice to make calls. You don't have to set that up to use the voicemail features. Google voice has a ton of features you will never use. Just know that when you set up your existing number and ask google voice to be the answering service for that number, you will have the best visual voice mail available on straight talk.
    I've been looking at switching over from a Sprint NS4G to a Nexus 4 on ST with an At&t sim, any issues with using Google Voice as the primary text messaging app?
  11. #11  

    Default Re: Best visual voicemail on Straight Talk

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePurpleAndroid View Post
    Having read some posts else where from ST customers... Don't go to ST. According to their Terms of Service you are Not allowed to stream music or video via their mobile data network... No YouTube, No Pandora, No Skype. You can only use those types of services via Wi-Fi

    ~°•>Sent from my HTC Evo Design<•°~
    I've Google "kicked off straight talk" and there really isn't much about being kicked off

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
  12. #12  

    Default Re: Best visual voicemail on Straight Talk

    Phone Fusion's Visual Voice Mail Plus is what I use on my S3 and it works great. It's available in Google Store:



    (I'M NOT SURE IF THIS APP WORKS ON STRAIGHT TALK.)
  13. #13  

    Default Re: Best visual voicemail on Straight Talk

    Quote Originally Posted by roblox84 View Post
    I've Google "kicked off straight talk" and there really isn't much about being kicked off

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    It's in their Terms of Service.. Around paragraph 5

    °~¤~°HTC Evo Design°~¤~°
    ~*Purple Android*~
  14. #14  
    dwd3885's Avatar

    Posts
    515 Posts
    Global Posts
    519 Global Posts

    Default Re: Best visual voicemail on Straight Talk

    Does Google Voice actually work on prepaid? I've read conflicting reports..I'd like to keep my existing number (not Google Voice) and have Google Voice Mail handle all my voice mail, whether people call my NON GV number or my GV number.
  15. #15  
    bblaze's Avatar
    Android Powered Human

    Posts
    163 Posts
    ROM
    Stock ROM / Rooted Kernel

    Default Re: Best visual voicemail on Straight Talk

    Quote Originally Posted by dwd3885 View Post
    Does Google Voice actually work on prepaid? I've read conflicting reports..I'd like to keep my existing number (not Google Voice) and have Google Voice Mail handle all my voice mail, whether people call my NON GV number or my GV number.
    I can confirm that google voice works on prepaid. I'm using gv to handle all of my calls and messaging. Granted I've ported my number through them, but it does work just fine. I'm on straight talk, btw.

    Sent from my Samsung Proclaim using the AC forums app.
    ____________________________________________________________

    If I've helped, feel free to hit that "THANKS" button. It will make my day!
    Thanked by:

Similar Threads

  1. HTC Sensation Visual voicemail on Simple Mobile
    By wcoast in forum T-Mobile HTC Sensation
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-26-2011, 09:57 PM
  2. Inspire on straight talk?
    By churro in forum Inspire Rooting, ROMs, and Hacks
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-16-2011, 10:18 PM
  3. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-08-2011, 11:29 AM
  4. Visual Voicemail on SC 2.4?
    By BigSwoe in forum Verizon Fascinate Rooting, ROMs, and Hacks
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-19-2011, 10:19 AM
  5. Evo 4g on Straight Talk?
    By dougeetx in forum HTC EVO 4G
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-28-2010, 05:13 AM

Posting Permissions

B