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You miss a call on your cell phone.  Use YouMail to get a TXT MSG and/or an email alert instantly and listen online: www.youmail.com

YouMail is an alternative option to standard voicemail from your cell phone company (ATT, Verizon, etc).  They take your missed calls and give you complete control of the messages:

  • You can listen to your voicemails online anytime, anywhere.
  • You can still call your voicemail to listen like normal (eg. press and hold 1)
  • Turn on free transcription service to receive email and/or TXT of the transcribed voicemail message
  • Save your voicemails to MP3s to have forever
  • You have a complete voicemail history for review later
  • I like the greeting callers get. Your message (or one of theirs), then a BEEP. No long “press 1 for more options, or 2 for… blah blah blah”
  • Free, definitely worth a try by everyone, and you can turn off at any time

I can’t tell you how much I love this new service.  I just signed up yesterday and I forgot my cell today.  I checked my email from work and could listen to my voicemail there.

YouMail makes it dead simple to setup. Screen shots guide you through a 3 minute process.  I promise anyone can do this. 🙂

Please note, forwarding your calls to a new voicemail service will incur minutes used as the person is leaving a message.


Send Text Messages by Email

March 25th, 2008

We’re not all “txting” yet (properly known as SMS).  If you want to send a text message to the kids, a friend, or associate and don’t have twiddle fingers on your cell phone, just email the text!

Each cell provider has a different email address to EMAIL a text message. Here is a complete list of each email by cell provider: http://www.livejournal.com/tools/textmessage.bml?mode=details 

How To:

  1. Find out which email address to send to: http://www.livejournal.com/tools/textmessage.bml?mode=details
  2. Create an email to one of the addresses as specified in that link. If it says, number@txt.att.net, replace NUMBER with the 10-digital number. For example, 8641231234@txt.att.net.
    If your sending to a Verizon customer, use: number@vtext.com.
  3. Compose your email, but don’t write too much. SMS’ can typically only send/receive a max number of letters (about 160 characters).
  4. Send away! Your recipient should get your text message in a few seconds. 

Make sure you’re up on your lingo… see how many of these you know! 😉