Almost all carriers in the United States offer support for Visual Voicemail, a service introduced with the original iPhone that provides a more flexible way to manage your voicemail messages. No more dialling in to listen to a stream of messages in chronological order, instead the messages are downloaded to your iPhone automatically.
For the rest of the world, however, it’s a different story. Most carriers across mainland Europe don’t support the service, with only two carriers here in the UK (O2 and EE) officially supporting Visual Voicemail, but even then it’s not available on all price plans. In fact, more US carriers support Visual Voicemail than the rest of the world combined! HulloMail not only restores much of the functionality of Visual Voicemail to those without carrier support but it offers features that take it to a whole new level.
I get a lot of usage out of my iPhone because I use it for both work and home. One of the things that I rely on the most is the voicemail aspect of the phone, especially for work. I get lots of important phone calls and messages that I would love to make sure I save and store for later.
One of the things that I have wanted to do for such a long time is somehow customize my iPhone so that it can properly function as a work phone and a personal one as well. I don’t ever think I will truly get there, but I have been using ON Voicefeed for a little while and it is about the closest thing to help me with this conundrum. (more…)