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Old 14-09-2012, 19:23
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Hi all,

Has anybody else heard that EE are going to offer visual voicemail? Can anybody confirm if this is correct?
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Old 14-09-2012, 19:36
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I've not heard anything but I use Hullomail which gives a similar, if not better service to the standard Visual Voicemail.. It's free too!
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Old 14-09-2012, 19:38
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I know the person that completed the business case for visual voicemail for a network

5m investment but no additional revenue....can't see anyone introducing it.
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Old 14-09-2012, 20:42
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It's definitely coming in the new year. T mobile tweeted as much
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Old 14-09-2012, 21:00
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It'll be as popular as videocalling........ as much use as an ashtray on a motorcycle!
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Old 14-09-2012, 21:03
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It'll be as popular as videocalling........ as much use as an ashtray on a motorcycle!
Video calling is quite popular with people that live miles apart and don't get to see each other a lot.
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Old 14-09-2012, 21:03
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OK, breaking out of retirement for this one message.... (as I've known for a while)

Visual Voicemail is something that gets asked about by customers all the time, you'd be surprised.

All I will say/confirm is "Coming Soon". This will be on Orange/T-Mobile and EE.

And it'll be sooner than you think
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Old 14-09-2012, 21:07
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Video calling is quite popular with people that live miles apart and don't get to see each other a lot.
Not on mobile phones at what the networks charge for it. Maybe on Skype or Windows Live Messenger when it's free it's a possibility but on mobiles it's a dead duck proposition because you would look stupid sitting or walking down the street holding a video call. Thats why all the mobile networks buried the idea years ago.
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Old 14-09-2012, 21:09
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Quite amazing if that's true...was one of the EE networks he worked for, must have had a change of heart
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Old 14-09-2012, 21:12
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Not on mobile phones at what the networks charge for it. Maybe on Skype or Windows Live Messenger when it's free it's a possibility but on mobiles it's a dead duck proposition because you would look stupid sitting or walking down the street holding a video call. Thats why all the mobile networks buried the idea years ago.
With Skype or Facetime it suddenly becomes more attractive.

You probably won't use it in the street but why not in a coffee shop or rail station platform or something like that?

(or at your home/a home if there is no wifi).
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Old 14-09-2012, 21:14
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OK, breaking out of retirement for this one message.... (as I've known for a while)

Visual Voicemail is something that gets asked about by customers all the time, you'd be surprised.

All I will say/confirm is "Coming Soon". This will be on Orange/T-Mobile and EE.

And it'll be sooner than you think
Simon. I think the forum members would really love you to come back. In these exciting lte times we really need you. Pretty please.

Just ordered an i5 on t mobile today. Can't wait for 4g.
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Old 14-09-2012, 21:19
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Not on mobile phones at what the networks charge for it. Maybe on Skype or Windows Live Messenger when it's free it's a possibility but on mobiles it's a dead duck proposition because you would look stupid sitting or walking down the street holding a video call. Thats why all the mobile networks buried the idea years ago.
You don't have to be in the street to use a mobile - a lot of people use mobiles at home as well and don't even have a landline.
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Old 14-09-2012, 21:22
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Just ordered an i5 on t mobile today. Can't wait for 4g.

What on the phone is going to be significantly better with 4G?

Perhaps used as a modem to download? But on the screen what is going to be significantly better? I'm sure Apple and EE will milk the 4G advantage all they can but in reality other than being able to impress others with speedtests it'll be mostly academic!
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Old 15-09-2012, 00:02
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visual voicemail of whatever variety is very nice. Agree, thumbs up for Hullomail on Android. Works on any network
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Old 15-09-2012, 00:21
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What on the phone is going to be significantly better with 4G?

Perhaps used as a modem to download? But on the screen what is going to be significantly better? I'm sure Apple and EE will milk the 4G advantage all they can but in reality other than being able to impress others with speedtests it'll be mostly academic!
* Due to lower latency pages will open faster, pages with big content like HTML5 video will load, buffer and play faster without the need to re-buffer.

* The iPlayer will be faster as will a whole variety of apps like SkyGo, TuneIn, Youtube etc

* Downloading apps, particularly games that might be 20Meg etc will come down in seconds.

* Downloading podcasts will happen in just a few seconds.

* Downloading books from audible or music from the internet in seconds

* Downloading and syncing email will be really quick, even with some attachments.

* Copying files over from dropbox to the phone or accessing and streaming them.

* Using maps with low latency and being able to scroll and have it quickly update and load making a smoother and better experience

* Sending the 8 megapixel pictures you just took on the phone straight up to a site in moments

You'll have not only the latest processor and lots of RAM, but also a network that enabled the cloud based content to be just as fast, so whether it's backup to the cloud, streaming, or pulling down content it'll be snappy.

It sounds to me like you're a very old fashioned phone user Wave. Personally I consume content straight from the internet to the device, much of it rich content like attachments, audio files, downloads or streams. When you use a device in this way the speed of connection is a big bonus.

15MB on a slow 3G connection might take up to 2 minutes.
15MB on LTE might take just a few seconds.

I know which I'd rather have, given the choice. If you're willing to spend over 500 on a really nice phone, you may as well pick a network / package that is built for proper speedy internet access to complement it, otherwise if performance didn't bother you then you may as well have bought the 99 Android.
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Old 15-09-2012, 01:15
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Why not just use HulloMail? Heck I am on o2 and use that instead of the built in app, I can even install on my iPad and listen to my voicemails that.

Visual VM is a fantastic concept no more having to listen to that stupid voice that says press 1 to listen 2 skip etc. My work Blackberry actually makes you listen to a specific number of seconds on new message before it will let you delete it.
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Old 15-09-2012, 18:02
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Another vote for Hullomail.....Used it ever since leaving O2 contract. Had it on my iPhone then on my Galaxy S2.....Works brilliantly and much better than other voice mail options.
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Old 15-09-2012, 18:28
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Unless I'm mistaken hulomail is limited compared to visual voicemail. If I'm on a call and someone rings me then visual voice mail will take a message. Hulomail can't divert the second call and therefore can't take the message. As I said, I may be wrong buts that's how I understand it.
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Old 15-09-2012, 18:38
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Unless I'm mistaken hulomail is limited compared to visual voicemail. If I'm on a call and someone rings me then visual voice mail will take a message. Hulomail can't divert the second call and therefore can't take the message. As I said, I may be wrong buts that's how I understand it.
that sounds pretty unlikely. The Hullomail app doesn't interfere with incoming calls at all. You just point your phone account to a new voicemail number rather than the default one from Orange or whoever. Once that's done, any time a call would have gone to the default mailbox, instead goes to HM. Then the HM app pops up a notification and lets you download the message (or for the premium version pops up a transcription.)
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Old 15-09-2012, 18:42
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It'll be as popular as videocalling........ as much use as an ashtray on a motorcycle!
Don't understand why you're so anti. Firstly, it lets you listen to voicemail when you're out of coverage. Secondly, if you're on a SIM only contract with Orange it costs 35p per minute to collect your voicemail - I spend about 15 per month listening to voice mail, which rather negates the point of buying my handsets outright from Apple and then going for a cheaper SIM only contract.
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Old 15-09-2012, 20:14
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It'll be as popular as videocalling........ as much use as an ashtray on a motorcycle!
Don't understand why you're so anti.
Because it's not O2, it's EE launching it, and 4G speeds are pointless and so it visual voicemail.

I'm waiting now for 18 months until O2 launch it and it'll be the best thing in the world.
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Old 15-09-2012, 20:20
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The anti O2 trolls strike again...... infecting yet another thread which has nothing to do with O2 with their silly negaitve and pointless propaganda.

I apologse to others for responding here as it has led to yet another focussed personal attack from a contributer who has been stalking for ages. That will be clear from the following post in this thread. I have such trolls on ignore so they don't get a response unless they are simply trolling like the input in the previous post.

Sad that every time a post is made it is jumped on with some anti-network nonsense by the same individuals.

Some seem to be more interested in discrediting other forum contributers than making any worthwhile contribution about the topic posted for discussion.
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Old 15-09-2012, 20:26
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The anti O2 trolls strike again...... infecting yet another thread which has nothing to do with O2 with their silly negaive propaganda.
I have a very strong feeling you can't see the point in 4G speeds or anything on offer by EE just because it's not being launched by O2, fast forward to when O2 launches and I anticipate a complete turn around as we've seen before, it'll be ground breaking, game changing etc
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Old 16-09-2012, 00:30
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I don't think Visual Voicemail is pointless, but it's clear that the business case simply isn't there.

Most people rarely use Voicemail of any kind. Investing in VVM is just going to be a bad decision for most networks

(I've said it before, but I'll say it again - less than a quarter of all the official iPhone carriers in the world offer Visual Voicemail).
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Old 16-09-2012, 08:18
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So is video voicemail the same as three's videomail? Or a superset of it?
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