How to work around Straight Talk’s visual voice mail limitation

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How to work around Straight Talks visual voice mail limitation

As I mentioned in my recent post comparing no-contract iPhone options, last month I ditched AT&T in favor of Straight Talk, which gives me more or less the same exact service for considerably less money.

Just one problem: Straight Talk doesn’t support visual voice mail. In fact, on my iPhone 4S, I receive no notification whatsoever that new messages are waiting for me. It’s not often an issue, but the last thing I want is to miss an important message from a work contact or family member.

I immediately thought of YouMail, a visual voice mail service that’s actually more robust than what’s built into iOS. Alas, according to a YouMail support page, the service doesn’t work with Straight Talk (unless you’re willing to jailbreak your iPhone and monkey around with APN files).

Consequently, I’d just about written off any kind of voice mail for my iPhone . But it turns out there are two options, both of which work quite well. Here’s how to get set up with either of them:

1. Google Voice

The Google Voice app will notify you of new voice mail messages.

(Credit: Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET)

You probably knew that Google Voice could give you one phone number to rule them all, perso… [Read more]

How to work around Straight Talks visual voice mail limitation


How to work around Straight Talks visual voice mail limitation

 

How to work around Straight Talks visual voice mail limitation

 

How to work around Straight Talks visual voice mail limitation

 

How to work around Straight Talks visual voice mail limitation

 

How to work around Straight Talks visual voice mail limitation

How to work around Straight Talks visual voice mail limitation

How to work around Straight Talks visual voice mail limitation

How to work around Straight Talks visual voice mail limitation

How to work around Straight Talks visual voice mail limitation

How to work around Straight Talks visual voice mail limitation

How to work around Straight Talks visual voice mail limitation

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