The other day someone sent in a question and asked why they should pay for a service like PhoneTag when Verizon’s Visual Voicemail is free? This is a fair question and deserves an honest answer.
The first thing you need to keep in mind is that Verizon’s Visual Voicemail and PhoneTag, although related, are very different types of services. Visual Voicemail is basically a GUI interface that allows you to see a visual reprsentation of your voicemail messages that you have in your voicemail cue. Think of how email comes into your inbox. Email meessages are displayed in the order that you received them, however, you can read them in whatever order you like.
Visual Voicemail, like with your email inbox, gives you the ability to listen to your messages in whatever order you desire as compared to sequentially like with standard voice mail systems. Visual Voicemail is visual in the sense that you are able to see whom a voicemail is from before you actually listen to it.