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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.

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4 Tricks for Your Phone

May 27th, 2008
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GetHuman
Tired of pressing options (4, 7, 2, 2) to get a LIVE person on the phone when dialing a large company? www.gethuman.com is a list of user tested numbers and/or options that fast track you to a human. Extremely helpful when you’re frustrated. ;) (You can always just try pressing zero a few hundred times, or screaming, either sometimes will take you right to someone (or hang up on you).)

Free 411
Stop calling 411 for $1 (or more) a call.  Try 1-800-FREE-411.  This free service, by Google, finds your listing and even offers to send a TXT message with the number.  Here’s a demo: http://www.google.com/goog411/index.html

Google’s TXT Services
Send a text message to GOOGL (46645) like, “Chinese restaurants, Times Square” or “Weather 29649″ or “Define plethora” or “directions from 29649 to Atlanta, GA”  and you’ll get a text message right back.

Jott
Don’t forget about Jott.com.  I emailed once already about this (http://www.digitaloffice.com/tips/?p=9) and it really is a hidden jewel.  Dial Jott and it will send your transcribed chat to yourself or others. Easy for reminders!

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Send Text Messages by Email

March 25th, 2008
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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. 

Extra…
Make sure you’re up on your lingo… see how many of these you know! ;)
http://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/textmessageabbreviations.asp

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