01-22-2009 11:37:32 AM
Just got U-verse voice on tuesday, and would like to setup an automatic voice to email message delivery. Thus, when someone leaves a message, I get an email WITH the message in it.
Currently, I can get an email that says "You have the following number of non-urgent messages:" but I then have to login into the Uverse web site (not easy from iPhone) and then I can chose to forward an email to me that then has the actual message. Once the email is sent I can then check the voicemail via the iPhone mail client.Yes, I know that I could dial the phone number, enter the home number, the PIN, and then listen to message #1, #2, #3, ...etc. But, what I've had for the past 8 years is a WAV attached to an email with the date, time, number, CallerID of the sender in the email body/subject. It works beautifully.
How can I have the message be sent to my email automatically?
PS> If I can't do it through u-verse voice, then I have to figure out how to make my VoiceModem like the new VoIP dial tone.
01-28-2009 06:28:10 PM
01-28-2009 06:55:11 PM
It's not that I don't get an email from Uverse. I get an email that is useless in it's information content.
So, you call the house number, leave a message, and I get an email that says...
Voice message received from "tel: 6195551212" <firstname.lastname@example.org> You have the following number of non-urgent messages:
1 urgent voice message
3 non-urgent voice message
I then go to a web browser, enter my username, then enter my password, wait 5 seconds, click on the link that says "New Voice Mail Messages", wait 5 seconds, click on the link that says "Voice message from WIRELESS CALL...", wait 5 seconds, click the "Actions" pull down menu and select "Forward via email", wait 5 seconds, enter my own email address, and then wait a few minutes for email delivery...
Finally, I get an email that says...
Subject:Voice message from WIRELESS CALLER (6195551212) From:"tel: 6195551212" <email@example.com> Date:Wed, 28 Jan 2009 18:42:15 -0800 (PST) Tocott Kennedy <firstname.lastname@example.org> Attachments: message.wav
Why can't I get the second email automatically? That's the message I want/need to get, the one that tells me who called, from what number, and attaches the actual WAV file of the message.
01-31-2009 05:01:45 PM
02-01-2009 08:15:17 AM
Just go into the "Manage Message Settings", select "Email Notification" and set it to "on".
Then click "Add Email Addresses" button, enter your email address, and click "save".
You'll now get the email.
02-01-2009 10:57:55 AM
02-03-2009 08:10:51 AM
02-03-2009 12:42:54 PM
06-04-2009 07:10:08 AM
06-08-2009 06:41:12 PM
After researching on web and reading this forum, I just want to make sure it's currently impossible to listen to the voicemail on an iPhone. I have the voicemail messages forwarded to my iPhone and like others, only get a link. After logging into uverse and finally getting to the page where you click on the sound icon, the iPhone's Quicktime says it can not play this movie. Has anyone found any workarounds? I have looked at Internet radio apps that might open them but wanted to see if anyone else has found a solution.
I will say that you cannot play back the voice mails at all at this time. Hopefully whatever the issue is will get resolved in the near future.
06-29-2009 04:47:30 AM
Optimum also allows sending the sound file in an email.
It is absurd that this functionality is omitted. Makes the service much less desirable.
AT&T - your goal should be to make this the BEST system around.
This is such incredibly basic functionality- how could you not have it?
Other comments - when you recognize a phone number as being a US phone, why not format the number?
Does anyone at the phone company (Yes, I STILL think of AT&T as "the phone company" think that +1 212 456-2345 is easier to read than 12124562345? It's all about providing information quickly and effectively.
So plesae format the phone numbers you send us in the email notificications and display on the site.
And while we are at it - your site is very SLOW!
06-29-2009 12:15:26 PM
06-30-2009 11:42:32 AM
As Google Voice rolls out, none of this will even matter and maybe ATT already sees the writing on the wall. With Google voice, my voice messages will never get to the Uverse voice mail system. Instead I will be instantly alerted and able to listen to messages at any computer or on an iPhone, Blackberry, Android phone using visual voice mail. In addition, Google will immediately transcribe the voice message to text and send it via email and/or SMS to my phone. And yes, it's free. Surely you've heard of it.
We may even find ourselves canceling home phone service. Oh wait, millions of people already have....
06-30-2009 12:09:32 PM
06-30-2009 04:25:07 PM
06-30-2009 06:14:37 PM
I found an interim solution for those of us waiting for Google Voice invitations!
youmail.com provides a free service that replaces cell carrier voicemail and sends email with mp3 voice mail attachment as well as SMS alert. You can setup multiple lines which can include a home phone if you so desire. So now when my home Uverse line rings, it's set to forward the call to my youmail voice mail if no one answers, which sends the mp3 to my phone via email. They also provide voice transcription for a fee, but something that is really cool is 'custom greetings' based on caller ID. Different callers hear different greetings that you can setup or record.
There are YouMail clients for Blackberry and iPhone (maybe others?), but it works fine with any phone that can receive email and play mp3 attachments.