I was just telling a friend about PhoneTag, arguably one of my favorate applications that I run on my BlackBerry, after they asked how I replied to a voicemail that they left me with an email.
For those of you that don’t know, PhoneTag is a voicemail transcription service that converts voicemail messagess to text and emails it to you once it is transcribed. PhoneTag allows you to upload your address book so that it can recognize who a particular voicemail is from and enters their information in the from field which makes it very easy to reply back to someones voicemail as an email reply.
I showed my friend how PhoneTag works and they thought that it was the coolest thing since sliced bread and asked me how to get it set up. Anyone can trial PhoneTag for free for seven days, however, if you really want to get a feel for how it really works you may need to test it out for a bit longer than a week.
That being said you can get a 30-day free trial of PhoneTag from RIMarkable by signing up through the link below.
Doesn’t YouMail offer this for free?
@ Storm Newbie,
Not exactly. YouMail does have a free Visual Voicemail client for the BlackBerry which gives you a visual representation of your voicemail. It lets you know who left the voicemail and you can listen to messages in the order of your choosing. They do, however, charge for their voicemail transcription which is a service similar to what PhoneTag offers.
If RIM were smart, they’d use some of their cash to buy this company and offer this standard with all BB’s. This would give them another clear differentiating feature in the market, and trump Apple’s visual voicemail.