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Call Wave
« on: June 14, 2008, 10:51:48 PM »
Converting voicemail to text messages, anyone use this?

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Re: Call Wave
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2008, 01:32:47 PM »
I never heard of that but it sounds extremely interesting and useful

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Re: Call Wave
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2008, 01:34:24 PM »
heard about it. There's a couple of services that do that now, and I've heard mixed reviews of all of them.
I'd use 'em if they weren't expensive.
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Re: Call Wave
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2008, 12:15:52 AM »
i use it and for 30 bucks a month its the best money ever spent with a cell phone, it saves so much time and is so convienient

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Re: Call Wave
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2008, 10:47:30 AM »
Is it accurate?
Sometimes I can barely understand people when they leave me a message.
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Re: Call Wave
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2008, 12:34:05 PM »
i use it and for 30 bucks a month its the best money ever spent with a cell phone, it saves so much time and is so convienient

30 bucks a month is more than my cell phone bill! (SERO + unknown $5 discount = $25 per month)

If it were $9 a month I'd think about using it, but only during those busy work seasons. Otherwise, I actually say in my voice mail that sms or email is a faster way to reach me.
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Re: Call Wave
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2008, 12:19:30 AM »
Sprints new phone that comes out on the 20 the instinct offers at I believe at no additional cost.
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Re: Call Wave
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2008, 12:25:14 AM »
Sprints new phone that comes out on the 20 the instinct offers at I believe at no additional cost.
THe Instinct will have it? I know it will have visual voice mail (which may not be running when the phone is out) which that is not showing it in text, it just shows who left a message and hwo long the message is, rather then calling your phone and listening to every voice mail, and it's a clear copy of the iPhone, let's see who will win this race.
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Re: Call Wave
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2008, 01:16:31 AM »
Unless you're forwarding your calls to a service it will not have a voice to text feature.
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Re: Call Wave
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2008, 02:56:29 AM »
30 bucks a month is more than my cell phone bill! (SERO + unknown $5 discount = $25 per month)

If it were $9 a month I'd think about using it, but only during those busy work seasons. Otherwise, I actually say in my voice mail that sms or email is a faster way to reach me.

for the amount of time it saves me, and dont forget about the convenience of having all your messages forever saved, it is for sure worth the $30 bucks a month

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Re: Call Wave
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2008, 08:09:47 AM »
I've used CallWave for almost a year already and haven't paid a dime. It's awesome- it sends me a text with a transcribed message and an e-mail with a .WAV file. I have every VM saved on my computer for future reference if needed.


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Re: Call Wave
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2008, 05:35:11 PM »
there is a new service at www.3jam.com for people with limited amounts of text messages to allow the texts to get sent to an email.

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Re: Call Wave
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2008, 05:49:32 PM »
I've used CallWave for almost a year already and haven't paid a dime. It's awesome- it sends me a text with a transcribed message and an e-mail with a .WAV file. I have every VM saved on my computer for future reference if needed.
I called callwave and they told me that if you have a free plan, it means you were sent an e-mail with a link to get that free plan. Is there any way you can find that e-mail you got and share the link with all of us here so we can benefit from this?

Thanks

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Re: Call Wave
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2008, 03:37:21 PM »
Ok, it seems that the free CallWave accounts were only for beta members a year ago so there's no way to get this now.

I had Phonetag.com (simulscribe) for 7 days and just got rid of it this morning. I couldn't stand it. There was not a single perfect transcription, and the truth is that nothing even came close to being perfect. I will be out of reach this summer for a month, and Cingular only stores my voicemails for 14 days. I will turn this on when I go away just so that I get an e-mail of every voicemail. Although the transcription sucks at least I can hear it.

I would consider trying CallWave. My friend has it and it's almost flawless. On their homepage it only shows a minimum plan of $14.95 but once you log in you can change it to a $4.95 plan with a charge of 30 cents per 40-seconds. For 40 regular-length voicemails that comes out to $12.00. Funny how that's cheaper than their 40 voicemail plan for $14.95! Edit: My mistake, I didn't include the initial $4.95 which brings the total to $16.95. I would still rather use the $4.95 plan and pay per message. More than likely you will save money every month.

Anyone know of any other companies that do this feature well and cheap?
« Last Edit: June 24, 2008, 04:46:35 PM by Eli »
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