Verizon now offering visual voice mail, for real

Verizon Wireless is now offering a visual voice mail solution for the LG Voyager for $2.99 a month.

LG Voyager gets visual Voice Mail.
The LG Voyager gets visual voice mail. Verizon Wireless

Even though we reported Verizon would bring visual voice mail to the LG Voyager a couple of weeks ago , apparently we jumped the gun because the application went missing from Verizon's Web site shortly after we posted about it. Well today, Verizon has finally made it official that it will indeed be implementing visual voice mail for the LG Voyager, but it won't be for free. It is available for $2.99 a month per line. This is disappointing, to say the least, since the visual voice mail option for the Samsung Instinct and the Apple iPhone do not appear to have a monthly charge associated with it.

The visual voice mail system implemented by Verizon is the same as the others; it has a simple interface that lets you pick and choose which voice mail message to listen to, plus you can delete, reply to, and forward each message. You can even reply with a voice message of your own if the other person is also a Verizon Wireless customer. You can view certain information like date and time of receipt, message duration, and more, in order to prioritize your response. Verizon lets you store up to 40 messages for 40 days. Alcatel-Lucent is helping to enable this service.

Currently available only on the LG Voyager, Verizon says that customers can find the application under the Messaging menu under option 6. Or customers can take the Voyager to any Verizon Wireless store to receive a free software update. Verizon expects to offer visual voice mail on more devices, but they haven't said which ones.

About the author

Nicole Lee is a senior associate editor for CNET, covering cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, and all things mobile. She's also a fan of comic books, video games, and of course, shiny gadgets.

 

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