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MetroPCS releases visual voice mail

Prepaid carrier MetroPCS continues to chase after the bigger players by rolling out its new visual voice mail service.

Excuse us for not getting to this yesterday--E3 and Apple's WWDC keynote kept us a tad busy--but MetroPCS sneaked out a little announcement of its own yesterday by unveiling a visual voice mail service.

Like the services available on other carriers, MetroPCS' visual voice mail will enable customers to listen to individual voice messages without having to scan through their entire lists. Voice mails will show up on the phone's display along with the contact's picture and they can reply to the message by calling back or by sending a text message or an e-mail.

The service will be available on the Samsung Galaxy Indulge, LG Optimus M, and Huawei Ascend. Support for the RIM BlackBerry 8530 and other BREW-based devices will come at a later date. It will cost an additional $5 per month and you'll need at least a $45-per-month plan for non-4G handsets and at least a $50-per-month plan for 4G LTE handsets like the Samsung Craft.