I must admit that I'm a techno geek. I LOVE technology and I'm especially fascinated by anything that will help me organize, manage or otherwise help me create greater efficiencies in my work day. The amount of "stuff" out there just amazes me.
I recently came across something called YouMail. It's a visual voicemail app (apparently similar to something available on the iPhone) that allows you to do a whole host of voice mail related fun stuff, like:
- Record different voicemail greetings for different callers. You can have different greetings for your mom, dad, spouse, siblings, work colleagues, best friend, etc. Theoretically, you can have a different message for every person that phones you! How cool is that?
- You can "see" voicemail on your computer! It provides an online listing of all your calls and provides more information on those "hang-ups" that you can't get through regular voicemail. The online feature also allows you to listen to voicemail in the order you choose. If your boss calls and it's call number 5, you can check that call first and get back to the others when it suits your schedule.
- You can actually block and "reject" callers
- It's free and you can be up and running in less than 5 minutes
It seems to have a whole list of neat features but here's one that isn't so neat – especially if you are a Sprint user like me. In order to use YouMail, you have to forward your calls to the YouMail system. Since Sprint charges $0.20/minute for call-forwarding (where many companies forward for free) you'll incur extra charges on an otherwise free service.
Otherwise, it looks pretty cool. Click here to check it out.
If you're already using YouMail, I would love to hear your thoughts. Do you think it's worthwhile?
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