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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.
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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.

robbchadwick reviewed on 20 Nov 2006
First the good stuff. This is a neat little application; and the developer seems to be very supportive and attempts to solve any problems. If you need to send international SMS, it may be the best product I've seen. Now for the issues. I live in the USA and have a ported number. When I couldn't receive messages, the developer did fix my number; but what about other ported numbers I send messages to? What if they never know they didn't receive one? Also, I use Verizon Wireless; and any REPLIES I send are not received. (Of course, I could start a new SMS to the sender; but that's another aggravation you have to hope people remember to do.) This application started me on the road to find a great solution. For me, since I don't need to send international messages, I simply use iChat to send AIM to mobile phones; and they can reply just fine to iChat. When I leave home and have not received my replies, I just turn AIM on in my mobile phone and my replies are delivered that way. This works well; and I don't have to rely on people remembering to do the correct thing to reply to me. THIS IS A NEAT LITTLE APPLICATION THOUGH.
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