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  • After Three Years, Visual Voicemail Service YouMail Calls It Quits On BlackBerry

    After Three Years, Visual Voicemail Service YouMail Calls It Quits On BlackBerry

    Freemium visual voicemail service YouMail never forgot their roots — they first launched in late 2007 with the mission of making visual voicemail available to the masses, but soon focused their attention on what was then the market-leading smartphone platform: BlackBerry. I don’t need to tell you that RIM’s fortunes have changed since then, but the YouMail crew dutifully… Read More

  • T-Mobile To YouMail: We Told You About This A Month Ago

    T-Mobile To YouMail: We Told You About This A Month Ago

    Yesterday something strange happened. YouMail, a visual voicemail app with millions of downloads, was pulled from the Android Market. Confused, YouMail reached out to Google about what the dealio was, only to hear that T-Mobile had requested that the app be pulled. T-Mobile complained to Google of “adverse network disruption,” which was blamed squarely on YouMail. According to… Read More

  • YouMail Pulled From The Android Market At T-Mobile’s Request

    YouMail Pulled From The Android Market At T-Mobile’s Request

    Whoa. I’m going to tip toe through this story a bit carefully, as it’d be easy to come off as if we’re rallying the pitchforks. We’ve reached out to T-Mobile for their side of the story, but haven’t heard back just yet. Here’s what we know: YouMail, a visual voicemail app with millions of downloads, has just been pulled from the Android Market. The… Read More

  • YouMail Hits 3 Million Downloads, Gets Backed By CrunchFund And Tech Coast Angels

    YouMail Hits 3 Million Downloads, Gets Backed By CrunchFund And Tech Coast Angels

    It’s kind of hard to believe: even 4 years after the launch of the iPhone, visual voicemail still isn’t ubiquitous. That’s where YouMail comes in. Filling in the gaps where most platforms fall short, YouMail brings visual voicemail (and myriad other features, like visual caller ID and smart greetings) to BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7, and Android. Come Wednesday morning… Read More

  • With 1 Billion Calls Under Their Belt, YouMail Surpasses 2 Million Users

    With 1 Billion Calls Under Their Belt, YouMail Surpasses 2 Million Users

    Voicemail is terrible. And yet, even with far superior options at their fingertips (read: text messages. Hell, carrier pigeons are better. I’ve never heard of a shady news outlet hacking a celebrity’s carrier pigeon, have you? QED), some folks just won’t give it up. Fortunately, there are a few third party services out there to make voicemail less terrible, bringing features… Read More

  • Digital Secretary Service YouMail Hits 1 Million Users, 300 Million Handled Calls

    Voice mail is a pain, but it doesn’t have to be. Just ask the million users who’ve now registered for YouMail, a ‘digital secretary’ type service that offers visual voice mail, smart filtering, voice-to-text transcriptions and custom greetings. YouMail, which operates only in the United States, says it has not only surpassed the 1 million registered users mark but has… Read More

  • Think Before You Voicemail

    Voicemail is dead. Please tell everyone so they’ll stop using it. When I first started out in the real world in the mid-nineties voicemail was an important productivity tool. I remember people talking about the pros and cons of various enterprise voicemail systems – which had the best forwarding and group messaging, which allowed for archiving, and how many messages could be stored… Read More

  • 'YouMail' lets you assign multiple voicemail greetings

    I’d like to declare that the Mac vs. PC shtick is old and tired. If you’re releasing a new product, please refrain from spoofing those ads. That is all. YouMail lets you assign customized voicemail greetings based on who’s calling. Finally. Yes. I love it. It’s touted as a service that let’s you "express yourself to friends and family while remaining… Read More