CallWave Virtual Voicemail
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CallWave Virtual Voicemail ... See and listen to your mobile phone voicemail messages from your Dashboard with CallWave Virtual Voicemail. It's free and works with any cell phone and service provider nationwide.
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Version 1.2:
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Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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RandySS commented on 27 Jul 2008
I like this service alot and it worked GREAT . Bad thing is my 2 yr agreement with us cellular wll be up and I dont not wish to have the same number (ex-wife then cant call me anymore) but when i get a new number and provider I am defiantly sighning back up. I had no problem with deactivating the account with the code they had provide to me. I give this FREE product a 10+ I will be back
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Callwave, Inc. (developer) commented on 14 Aug 2007
WEB-JIVE: I'm sorry you're having trouble. Please email customer support by clicking feedback link in the widget so that they can give you handset specific instructions.
[Version 1.2]

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Web-Jive replied on 30 Aug 2007
Tried that. No response.. NADA.. So I just cancelled my account. To bad because I would pay for this service if I thought it worked.

What kills me is I worked for ALLTEL for a decade and my wife still works for them (in then engineering division) and the engineers we talked with have no explanation as to why this doesn't work. They are not doing anything to block this service either. Not good when you can't get it to work with the 4th largest carrier in the U.S.
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Web-Jive replied on 30 Aug 2007
P.S. The instructions you post for ALLTEL are incorrect and do not work.
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Web-Jive commented on 14 Aug 2007
It doesn't work with the ALLTEL Motorola Q.
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bramr (developer) commented on 11 Feb 2007
I am a Product Manager at CallWave.

Our visual voicemail widget works with US cell numbers only at this time.

re: DOBES. I think you are referring to the SMS widget: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/19064

Our SMS widget works in many countries. We are working hard to make a valuable service available to as many users as possible. I apologize that we don't serve your country at this time. As stated in our FAQ we're working hard to expand coverage:

Where can I send from?
Due to overwhelming demand we've had to limit our free SMS Beta to a smaller number of countries (see FAQ). We're working hard to expand our beta to other countries, and hope to have a solution by mid February. Thanks for your continued support, and stay tuned for more information.

http://www.callwave.com/sms/mainfaq.asp
[Version 1.0]


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dobes commented on 07 Feb 2007
Really awful. Worked for 2 or 3 days, locally, then announced the beta trial was over due to high demand. Obviously NOT a free service, don't even try it. Gross misrepresentation, SHAME ON THIS COMPANY.
[Version 1.0]


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robbchadwick commented on 27 Jan 2007
Before you download and activate this, be sure you want it. Basically, they hijack your voicemail. You have to sign up with them. They give you some numbers to punch in on your mobile phone. At that point, they have forwarded all your unanswered calls to them; and your voicemail with your service provider is by-passed. Naturally this is a ploy to attempt to sell you their premium service. THEN, once you realize what has happened and try to cancel the service, they give you instructions on reversing what they did; but it doesn't work. It was a lot of work to get someone at Verizon to put my voicemail back to normal; and I'm not even sure things are back to normal because a recording at Verizon tells me that my port was successful. Obviously, I did not want a port. Therefore, beware and be careful of this. They do not tell you anything about what they are doing before they do it.
[Version 1.0]

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bramr (developer) replied on 30 Jan 2007
I'm a Product Manager at CallWave.

robbchadwick: Sorry to hear that you had trouble deactivating your Verizon forwarding. I'd be happy to help you with that. Please contact me at care-v2w(at)callwave(dot)com.

For the record, please note that our Visual Voicemail widget shows both activation and deactivation instructions. The Learn More, which is available from the registration screen, explains how it works, and what activation codes are.

We appreciate your feedback and will use it to improve our products.
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robbchadwick replied on 30 Jan 2007
I have now solved the issue with Verizon, so my voicemail is back to normal.

Your de-activation codes do not work with Verizon; and I believe you know that or at least you know there may be an issue since you do advise to call them if you can't get the de-activation codes to work. This info only came once I started the cancellation process with you. Perhaps it's buried somewhere; but the folks here and on Version Tracker are usually early adopters. We don't always read the tech notes.

My point is that I'm sure your widget is nice; but I would only want to use it occasionally. Most of the time I would want my voicemail from my mobile phone. Since you can't simply turn it on & off, you should put a warning UP FRONT about what is going to happen before you entice people to download this widget.
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bramr (developer) replied on 30 Jan 2007
I'm sorry that the Verizon deactivation code did not work for you. Verizon's deactivation instructions come straight from this Verizon Wireless website: http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/HowToControllerServlet?path=featureDetail&path=featureDetail&featureId=1974
(you have to enter your zip code)

I'd like to find out why it didn't work so that we can improve our instructions. Please contact me at care-v2w(at)callwave(dot)com so that I can troubleshoot your situation.

As for your comment on being upfront, note that the widget Learn More link explains how it works, and what activation codes are. Deactivation codes are also available at all times in the widget preferences.

Lastly, note that you can still access your messages by phone when using CallWave. Just call your own cell number from your cell.
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teresa.wheeler replied on 01 Aug 2007
This is just to clarify the deactivation code issue with Verizon.

CallWave works with the No Answer/Busy Transfer feature offered by many carriers. The code to cancel it on the Verizon network apparently varies depending upon which of their markets you're in. *73 to cancel all forwarding (which is how CallWave works) is straight off the VZW web site, however it did not work for me. I am in Atlanta.

I found *710, among other codes, at Howard Forums, and it did the trick (none of the others listed worked for me). There was a note on the posting (dated from January of 2007) stating that *710, *720 and *730 were being phased out and that *73 was the replacement.
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Schmelding commented on 25 Jan 2007
"Connecting..."

That's all it says. Doesn't work.

Also, I don't think it's clear in the documentation how it works. Is Callwave forwarding my voicemail to another number? Are they listing to my voicemail? Not enough information, IMHO.
[Version 1.0]

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bramr (developer) replied on 30 Jan 2007
This is from the Learn More section (available from the registration screen on the widget):

What are activation codes?
Dialing the activation code allows your phone to send unanswered calls to CallWave (so we can display a copy of your messages in your widget).

If you are not completely satisfied with CallWave, you can always go back to your old cell phone voicemail by dialing the deactivation code.

How does it work?
If somebody calls you on your cell phone, and you don't answer, the call forwards to CallWave. CallWave records the message and shows it in your widget.
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Schmelding replied on 31 Jan 2007
Yeah, this isn't for me. The thought of someone else having access to my voicemail scares the hoo-haa out of me.
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Mudflapper commented on 22 Jan 2007
Working great now. Very nice.

Now all you need is an app for mobile phones so we can have visual voicemail with us where we go...iPhone style!
[Version 1.0]


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bramr tipped on 20 Jan 2007
I'm a Product Manager at CallWave. There may have been a network connection error. Please contact me at care-v2w(at)callwave(dot)com if you're still having trouble.
[Version 1.0]


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jondesu had trouble on 24 Jan 2007
Looks like an awesome service/widget, but the activation instructions refuse to go away, even when I uncheck the box in the prefs. Any ideas?
[Version 1.0]

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bramr (developer) replied on 30 Jan 2007
The activation instructions will go away as soon as your first call / message comes in.
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Mudflapper had trouble on 19 Jan 2007
Entered my info, got the text message on my phone, them the widget errored out.

Now it just says connecting...
[Version 1.0]


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License:Free
Date:13 Aug 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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