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T-Mobile to finally get Visual Voicemail

updated 01:45 pm EDT, Tue May 5, 2009

T-Mo Visual Voicemail Soon

A schedule that has surfaced today hints that T-Mobile is set to join AT&T and Verizon (pictured) with its own Visual Voicemail service. The feature found by TmoNews isn't attached to a particular device but, as with earlier implementations, would send audio file versions of messages directly to a subscriber's phone instead of asking them to call a typical voicemail box. If true, the system would be launched on July 16th, just ahead of a pair of Samsung phones known as the t469 Smiley and t549 XO.

It's uncertain at this point whether T-Mobile's voicemail would emulate Verizon's approach, which is mostly limited to an app for traditional phones, or would support smartphones. The T-Mobile G1 already supports a similar feature but only through third-party apps but has no official solution of its own.

Apple is so far the only handset maker to include Visual Voicemail as a standard feature on its devices by building it into the iPhone's firmware; the Verizon solution currently requires an additional subscription fee and a separate download for those phones that aren't preloaded with the software, which only includes a subset of its entire device roster.



By Electronista Staff
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  1. dliup

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    Joined: Jan 2006

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    LOL

    Wow, took 2 years to implement visual voicemail after iPhone popularized it?

  1. Mr. Strat

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Jan 2002

    -1

    OK

    Wonderful.

    Now, how about some cupcake?

  1. testudo

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    Joined: Aug 2001

    +1

    Re: LOL

    No, they had to wait to make sure they weren't violating a bunch of patents and other's works. You remember how Apple got sued over VV, don't you?

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