Re: Deaf Customers Can Now “Read” Voicemail?

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  1. Hohtopics

    Hohtopics New Member

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    Hi,

    Just got this in the e-mail from AllDeaf:

    Question, does it only apply to cell phones? Or does it also apply to other communication tools as well?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Lighthouse77

    Lighthouse77 New Member

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    I got it too.Not even sure if it is a scam or not.
     
  3. Chevy57

    Chevy57 Sherlock Hound Premium Member

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    Hohtopics New Member

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    Why? Do you know of another tool that does the same thing?

    Thanks!
     
  5. Bottesini

    Bottesini Old Deaf Ranter Premium Member

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    You can get it from Verizon as part of a plan and they are legitimate.
     
  6. LilleJ

    LilleJ New Member

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    I went to Google Voice and it is free, no monthly charges.. but it is not accurate like the rest of speech to text translation out there, so reading the messages can be confusing.. Makes no sense!
     
  7. Excedio

    Excedio New Member

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    Can't be worse than reading some deaf people's version of English :|
     
  8. Lighthouse77

    Lighthouse77 New Member

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    whoa, I think you are in the wrong place to express a opinion like that.
     
  9. shel90

    shel90 Audist are not welcome Premium Member

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    U need to change that attitude.
     
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    souggy New Member

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    That comment doesn't really fit in anywhere.

    Bad closed captionings are different than undeveloped English syntax.
     
  11. AlleyCat

    AlleyCat Well-Known Member

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    I use the IP Relay voicemail. It's unlimited and free. It's not quite the same, however, as someone just calling to leave a voicemail - the caller actually has to leave the message with a Relay operator but it is all converted to text/email. It comes to my blackberry so I can read it, and I have my own phone # for it. Been using this IP voicemail for years and love it, so I would not consider changing to anything else that cost $$.
     
  12. BassHunter69

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    when i went to verizion they didnt know what i was talking about. maybe the empoyee was clueless.
     
  13. Bottesini

    Bottesini Old Deaf Ranter Premium Member

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    No it was my mistake. The thing I read about was called visual voice mail, and I thought it was speech to text.

    I found out it just tells who left a voicemail.

    I have no use for that. So it was a disappointment to me.
     
  14. Lighthouse77

    Lighthouse77 New Member

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    I nearly thought the same thing a while back when I first heard about it. so I read it some more and realize that it only let you know how many voicemails you have, pick which you want to reply, etc. on your cellphone instead of listening to your voicemail. Worthless to me too.
     
  15. GadgetQueen

    GadgetQueen New Member

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    How do you sign up for this IP Relay voicemail? What company provides it?
     
  16. AlleyCat

    AlleyCat Well-Known Member

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    Here's the link: IP-Relay.com

    It is used directly through AIM.
     
  17. CharlesRoto

    CharlesRoto New Member

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    I use Phone Tag for my voice mail to text. It works on both land line phones and mobiles. I use it for my business and personal incoming phone calls, and am very pleased. If interested, check it out at PhoneTag

    Charlie
     
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    hugoboss84 New Member

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    Google Voice is pretty cool by the way - it even shows you a transcript while you are listening to your voicemail. Have been trying for a few days and its just great.
     

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