1. Wired03's Avatar
    So I am looking at switching to VZW from Sprint. Probably tomorrow if the S3 sale is good. I am looking at plans and pricing everything out and it looks like it will work for me and what I need.

    I noticed under the pricing for each phone that it wants me to pick either

    Visual Voice Mail - $2.99
    Basic Voice Mail - $0.00

    Is it me or is it really crazy to charge for Visual Voice Mail in 2012? Do I have to get this for my GS3?
    08-06-2012 09:56 PM
  2. kjjb0204's Avatar
    If you are happy with normal voice mail then don't subscribe. I love vvm though as I get many calls every day and it's well worth the expense to me.
    08-06-2012 10:01 PM
  3. firetruck41's Avatar
    You can use Google Voice for your voicemail, for free.

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    08-06-2012 10:13 PM
  4. Wired03's Avatar
    Wouldn't Google Voice work though?

    Does anyone have Google Voice on an S3? How is it working?

    Edit: LOL Nice, firetruck41, I was just posting that. Do you use it? Or have you used Google Voice? I have not used that before, but after looking it up. I am liking the features.
    08-06-2012 10:13 PM
  5. ballgame1981's Avatar
    I have been using Google voice for years and it works perfectly on s3. You can even customize your greetings for each individual caller if that is your thing. Also, you can check your voice mail online.
    08-06-2012 10:34 PM
  6. jneusch's Avatar
    I also use Google Voice and it works great. I really like the GV widget that gives you a quick view of messages.
    08-06-2012 11:55 PM
  7. ViolinKnits's Avatar
    I've used YouMail since my CrackBerry days. I love it. It is free and features individual greetings as well.

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    08-07-2012 12:02 AM
  8. cae2685's Avatar
    I've used YouMail since my CrackBerry days. I love it. It is free and features individual greetings as well.
    Something about giving another third party access to my info made me twitchy with YouMail. I tried it out in the days when gVoice was GrandCentral, but I made the switch to GV and haven't looked back.

    I actually disabled texting on my phone, and have anyone who wants to text me send it to my GV number. Saves me $10/month. Yay!
    08-07-2012 07:36 AM
  9. MBSMD's Avatar
    I use Google Voice. Saves the $2.99 and I get transcriptions of my voice mail. Much more "visual" than Verizon's Visual Voicemail anyway.
    08-07-2012 08:21 AM
  10. Predator04's Avatar
    I've been using YouMail since it was in beta. Been using it for years now and never had a problem. I love it

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    08-07-2012 09:16 AM
  11. ansextra's Avatar
    I don't have people dial in using my GV number but I do use GV for visual voicemail. Works great!
    08-07-2012 12:16 PM
  12. firetruck41's Avatar
    I don't have people dial in using my GV number but I do use GV for visual voicemail. Works great!
    I do the same.
    08-07-2012 02:01 PM
  13. HotCoil's Avatar
    +1 for YouMail

    I haven't tried GV; been more than happy with what YouMail offers for free, including the free app which IS visual voicemail.
    08-07-2012 09:51 PM
  14. sd_N's Avatar
    Google Voice is great on mine. No probs

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    08-07-2012 10:10 PM
  15. ptb127's Avatar
    If GV is not your number that people use to call... how can I use GV as my visual voicemail provider?
    08-08-2012 12:10 AM
  16. brucedbr's Avatar
    Just another +1 for YouMail. I've used it and Google Voice, and choose to go with YouMail. I liked Google Voice, but the main thing i look for is the transcription of the message. That isn't free with YM, but the transcrption accuracy is MUCH better. with GV, even the transcrption is free, but not very accurate. (yeah, I know...you get what you pay for)
    08-08-2012 05:35 AM
  17. Lorroth1's Avatar
    Is google voice a free app? We were debating paying the 2.99 as well. My husband wanted to be sure his voice mails were seen and the status bar at the top of our S3 doesn't cut it for him. We were told the VZ 2.99 did a good job
    08-08-2012 07:57 AM
  18. cae2685's Avatar
    Yup. It does take some setting up, but it's nothing a semi-technical person can't handle

    Sent from my Galaxy S III via Tapatalk
    08-08-2012 08:17 AM
  19. firetruck41's Avatar
    If GV is not your number that people use to call... how can I use GV as my visual voicemail provider?
    There is an option to use GV as your voice mail, for your normal mob bike phone number. I forget how u did it, but check the help section on GV, there should be instructions there.

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    08-08-2012 08:24 AM
  20. firetruck41's Avatar
    Is google voice a free app? We were debating paying the 2.99 as well. My husband wanted to be sure his voice mails were seen and the status bar at the top of our S3 doesn't cut it for him. We were told the VZ 2.99 did a good job
    GV is free. Definitely worth trying, vs. spending $72/yr on Visual Voicemail.

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    08-08-2012 08:26 AM
  21. snookiesnoo's Avatar
    It's a ripoff especially considering that Apple doesn't allow iPhone users to be charged for this.
    Use Google Voice instead as others have suggested.
    08-08-2012 09:23 AM
  22. Gekko's Avatar
    IMO - use "Google Voice LITE" - you can follow the instructions at this link and set up GV as your Voicemail and that's it -

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    Google Voice Lite

    Set up or Remove Google voicemail fon your mobile phone

    Set Up Google voicemail on your phone

    Google Voice Lite lets you set up Google voicemail for your mobile phone number. You'll have all your voicemail in one place, with transcriptions, access to your past voicemails, and voicemail sharing options.

    Set up or Remove Google voicemail fon your mobile phone - Google Voice Help (Set up or Remove Google voicemail on your mobile phone - Google Voice Help)
    08-08-2012 10:00 AM
  23. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    Ditto on Google Voice.

    Easy to set up and works great. I too was surprised to see VZW was going to try to charge me $2.99/month for it.
    08-08-2012 10:08 AM
  24. Gekko's Avatar
    Ditto on Google Voice.

    Easy to set up and works great. I too was surprised to see VZW was going to try to charge me $2.99/month for it.
    surprised that Verizon was going to nickel and dime you to death???

    surely you jest!!!
    08-08-2012 12:11 PM
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