voicemail to email

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i would really like to see koodo add a voicemail to email option of some kind

forward the audio file to my email, transcribe the conversation to email text, or both in the same email.

I had a VOIP phone service that offered this and it's really easy way to get your voicemails in a portable format for long term reference and sharing, and other providers already offer similar services
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Posted 5 years ago

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Unfortunately Koodo is not offering yet Visual Voice Mail (VVM).
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Hey Derek and MatB,

As of today, Visual Voicemail is now available for iPhones. Check it out here: https://shop.koodomobile.com/plans/ad...

Thanks for your idea!
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So this facility is available ONLY for iphones?
Are you planning to extend this anytime soon?
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I do believe the main reason it is only available to iPhones is because it's something that's baked into the OS. While it's not as simple (I'm sure) as I'm making it sound, Koodo can pretty much enable it with the flip of a switch and there isn't much else to implement.

The other services would be useful I'm sure but requires more work on Koodo's end, which unfortunately (while it seems they are transitioning away) is probably too much for a budget carrier to implement.

Now the rest is all my assumption, but I do believe that most of the people that would use/need this would be people who use their phone for business purposes. Since Koodo only offers consumer service this could be another reason they are not offering it as an option.
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Also just to add, I hope ppl dont think koodo is too far behind ither carriers because thry dont offer this on Android yet Bell actually just got this service very recently as my wife just began recieveing visual voicemail about 2 months ago. Messages come as a text message to the customers phone, its pretty neat but as you still have to go to your voicemail box to delete each message I dont see the huge benefit personally unless you need to save messages for buinsness like Johnathan stated, but for the average user I dont see a huge benefit and if it would raise prices at koodo then I wouldnt want it personally.
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lol I'm not Johnathan Paul ;)
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Haha sorry man I meant Jorden, stupid auto correct.
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It is always baked into WP8, but I'm guess it is not worth turning on for Koodo
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Actually, if you travel very much, it is quite useful. You dont need to spend money on long distance just to find out that you dont have any messages!
And it cannot be very expensive. My present landline carrier -who is very small and very inexpensive (1/2 the cost of bell!) Offers what is obviously a purchased, canned solution for $0.
There must be a reason it is not offered but I cannot imagine what it is other than resources needed for implementation. I realize everyone wants you to do what They want right now!
Any comment Koodo?
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Sorry - brain fart - it is when your VOICE mails are turned into an audio file (WAV or mp3) and/or a text file which is emailed to you as an attachment. So you don't need to a) check that you have any messages or not b) phone into the server to listen to them, you can hear/read them as an email.
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And I can call into my voicemail from another phone, without needing to download and use my data.

I'm still not seeing any value in this.
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nope - I guess it isn't of value to you - but I use it now - and it is of great value to me.
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The thing is its not of value to the average user, you are not the typical user which the typical user doesn't travel more than once or twice a year if at all. Also data is way more expensive than call minutes so I'm not seeing the advantage just like Myke. This thread has what 3 or 4 ppl asking for it out of the millions of subscribers that visit the forum, the #s don't show a massive need for this at all.
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Like a lot of great ideas most people do not know how great an idea is until they have used it. Build it and people will use it.and most will wonder what took so long to implement it. Some means to have their voice messages available in their email. A great feature of VOIP.
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I haven't had any response from Koodo on this yet - anyone out there?
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There's probably nothing for them to comment on. The general comment would be something like "we'll take it under advisement". They may be thinking about bringing to other platforms. I think it's a big step for Koodo to even offer it to iPhone
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Why is visual voice mail only available for iphones
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I've been asking this as well.

According to the Koodo reps here VVM isn't 'in demand' enough for other platforms, and for Koodo, it's apparently a 'big step' that they even have it available for iPhones at all.

It's an odd position to take imo, considering their direct 'discount' competition (Fido and Virgin) have offered it for quite some time (as well as numerous other addons), and Telus Mobility offer it as well, yet Koodo is very quick to dismiss the idea.
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I only know for sure that Telus doesn't offer visual voicemail to anything other than iPhones.

They do offer voicemail to text if that's what you're thinking of however. (posting this to mainly clarify).
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You're right, I looked into it and it seems Telus also doesn't offer VVM for any device other then iPhone. Interesting...
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Yeah I'm honestly not sure about the other guys (but am also not bothered enough to double check either lol).
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You could always subscribe to youmail.com which has humans listen to your messages and transcribe them for you into email/texts. The automated systems aren't that great anyway; been using google voice which does this, and the messages rarely translate into anything that makes sense.

Or, you could just tell your callers in your message to text you a message for a faster response!
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For voicemail-to-text, you can try Nexiwave.com, a local canadian company. They offer Voicemail-to-text service via email.

I tried a few messages, very decent results. Best of all... it's free. Nothing beats free, right;)?
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I, also, would really love this feature!

I get voicemails on occasion, and sometimes get the notification to check it, and swipe it away and then forget about it. It would be so much more convenient to get voicemail to email... even if it was just for audio playback (though automated transcription would be cool, too).

VM2E would also allow checking voicemail from locations where we may not have cell service, or when roaming.

By the way, Koodo, saying that this feature is implemented because iPhones have visual voicemail is BAD FORM! Especially since VVM requires you to use cell data, cannot be checked over WiFi, and IN NO WAY applies to Android...

Suffice it to say, I'm less than impressed.
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Sorry to dig up an old thread, but it didn't seem right starting a new thread when this topic exists and was discussed just 3 months ago.

I'm looking for a service that will work with Koodo, whether it's a subscription-based service or an app, where I can save my voicemails to MP3 quality.

EDIT : I just thought of something; is it possible to hook up a cable/wire to my 3.5 mm stereo audio jack and connect THAT to my computer, and capture my voicemails????

Can somebody please help me???
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I've never heard of a way. You're probably better off googling a solution because I know Koodo doesn't offer such a service and don't even know if its possible. Right now just keep remembering to re-save it so you don't lose it
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you could get an app that does call recording and record your voice mails that way
You could use the PC connection method as well

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