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Spinvox voicemail review

September 11, 2008 No Comment

I've been using the spinvox service for about 6 months now - it takes voicemails left for you, converts them into a text message, and sends them to you. Frankly, it's brilliant. 

Spinvox review: good points

Spinvox is pretty accurate (apart from names .... see below) - there's only the occasional word it gets wrong, and you can nearly always work it out.

You can still listen to the message if there are problems with the conversion (eg poor signal or the caller was standing by a busy road).

It's only when you have this service that you realise how much people ramble on! The joy of it is that you can read a one-minute voicemail in about 5 seconds.

And if you're somewhere where you can't listen to voicemail, such as a meeting, you might be able to sneak a look at a text message - so you can see what the person said.

Spinvox review: bad points

It's not perfect. Spinvox's main problem is names - it's not always very good at working them out, especially with nicknames (my friend Mog is always Mark). Usually this isn't a problem as you can work out who it is from from the context of the message. And you can always listen to the message if you can't.

The other issue is that you are charged for the call that the person has made to you - it's redirected to a liverpool number, and you're charged for the call. I can't find a mention of this on the Spinvox website, but again, it's not a huge problem - although it does mean it's not quite as cheap as the £3 they make out.

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Overall, get Spinvox if listening to voicemail annoys you in any way. It's great.

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