A reader tells us Yap Voicemail, a mobile voicemail transcription app for iPhone and Android phones, will soon be no more.
Indeed, a message on the Yap Voicemail product page informs users that the service, which converts voicemails into text, thus making it easier to access, search and respond to voicemail messages from a mobile device, will be discontinued on October 20, 2011.
Yap has published a FAQ on the topic, letting AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon users know how to restore the original voicemail service on their phones.
Yap Voicemail users can transfer their voicemail messages one by one by emailing themselves copies, and after the 20th of October, callers will receive a recorded message saying that the person they’re trying to reach no longer has voicemail enabled.
Yap did not say why it is ceasing its Voicemail operations. Similar services are aplenty: check out Google Voice, YouMail, GotVoice, VoiceCloud, VoxSciences and PhoneTag for alternatives.
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