Voicemails are still a great way to build and maintain connections with people you care for. Whether your family and friends or business partners and clients, voice messaging can assure them that although they may be out of sight, they are definitely not out of mind.
Among the 700,000 apps available on Apple’s App Store are several apps that can give your iPhone voicemail cutting-edge features. Some of these apps allow users to create customized voicemail greetings for their contacts, transcribe voicemails that come into your inbox and send them to you like email messages. While these iPhone apps vary in functionality, these are great surefire voicemail solutions for a business professional that’s always on the move.
It doesn’t come as a surprise that iPhone app developers are coming up with more and more business/enterprise-oriented apps for Apple’s standalone mobile phone. Truth be told, the App Store can give Blackberry World a run for its money. Business elites and their workforce are turning to iPhone and its apps to “appify” almost every aspect of their business lives.
In fact, in iPass’ global survey of 1,100 companies’ workforce, Apple’s iPhone rose as the business community’s #1 business phone. iPhone officially snatched the title from Research in Motion’s flagship smartphone, Blackberry, in 2011. The former corporate phone was knocked off to third place, only next to smartphones running on Google’s mobile OS, Android.
According to global telecom expert, International Data Corporation, of the 712.6 million smartphone units sold in 2012, iPhone represents over 135.9 million of the total smartphone units sold around the world.
Today, iPhones represent 57% of all active smartphone units in the United States and Canada; of which, iPhone 5 represents 22%, says retail management software provider, iQmetrix. iPhone app developers also earned an annual revenue of $6.5 billion from 700,000 apps downloaded 35 billion times from the Apple App Store.
Indeed, Apple entered the smartphone market with much explosion, breaking all first day sales records of any Apple product, or any smartphone in history, for that matter. It sold 5.2 million units barely three days after its official release and there were over 2 million iPhone units pre-ordered in its first 24 hours.
That said, here are three voicemail apps that can help you achieve an outstanding voicemail service via that sleek and shiny iPhone of yours:
Libon earlier it was known as ON Voicefeed is among the latest voicemail apps available for free in the App Store. This app allows you to record unique voicemail greetings for every person or group in your iPhone address book and constantly change custom messages. What’s fascinating about the app is its speech-to-text feature which allows you to type a message and have it recorded by the app; or read voicemails that are transcribed as texts. All you have to do is verify your voicemail number and email address after downloading Libon.
Similarly, YouMail enables a user to create personalized messages and access your voicemail inbox using the YouMail app or your email. YouMail can also transcribe voice messages, although this service comes with a monthly service cost of nearly $40 for the transcription of over 100 messages and storage of more than 5,000 voicemails a month.
The PhoneTag app transcribes and converts your voicemails into email messages. It can give you the convenience of accessing your voicemail anywhere but is very much unlike ON Voicefeed and YouMail. PhoneTag is not free, either. You have to pay at least $30 to avail of its service.
There are, of course, tons of other services and apps but it’s quite clear that you get what you pay for. That explains why the costlier services are often the finest.
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