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by whit2121 / October 22, 2007 8:40 AM PDT

has anyone used the site and if so what is your thoughts on this website. it says you can check your cell phone messages in your email. it looks interesting and i want to try it, but i want to know has anyone else tried this before me. thanks

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Althought the service looks free
by PudgyOne / October 22, 2007 2:04 PM PDT
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if you read the terms of service, you are charged for minutes to check your emails, unless you check them on a landline or computer.

You are also charged for text messages sent to your phone, unless you have a text message plan.

Why not just be creative and make your own voicemail. You can make it more personal this way. I hate it when the person has those stupid functions on the phone that you cannot understand.


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i signed up for it a while back (see other posts)-review
by HoosierDrag / October 24, 2007 5:21 AM PDT

i checked youmail out a while ago and i got to play with it quite a bit so I'll make a few comments about my experience.

First off-- I've loved the service. It has really changed the way i interact with my cell phone. What was once a catch-all of messages is now a cool sleek voicemail experience.

The few niggles i had with it at first have been addressed; you can now create groups so one specific voicemail can be played to a selection of your contacts. you can create as many groups as you like: work, friends, relatives etc...

The other thing that i now really cool is that you can select greetings and assign them to contacts without any downloading/uploading etc... really simple! choose a greeting-choose a contact-voila!

The web interface is really cool. you can reply to voicemails via text or email right from the web page.

Smart caller-id rocks! i hate to answer unknown calls and at least now when that person leaves a voicemail the caller id shows up so i know who it is before having to check my voicemail. nice.

One of the few things i wish youmail would do is figure out a way to integrate my existing phone and computer contacts into the youmail contacts list.

As far as the cost part- there is no cost. i have unlimited texting and the call forwarding doesn't cost anything. Not sure what the other person reviewing it was trying to say. i looked at the FAQ link and it's pretty clear what youmail does and which part they are responsible for. it's no different that pinger, twitter or facebook mobile or any other service like that.

I hope this helps anyone else checking this out. At least try it and see how you like it.

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