My ramblings on the stuff that holds it all together
The End of Spinvox
I have been using SpinVox’s voicemail to email/text service for nearly 2 years and it’s been really useful to my daily workflow as I can tag/flag emailed voicemails to ensure they are dealt with. I just abruptly got a text saying the service will be finishing in 7 days.
Dear customer, we regret to inform you that SpinVox is no longer supporting free accounts and your service will expire in the next several days. For other options, please visit www.spinvox.com or call your mobile network provider should you wish to re-enable standard voicemail service. We thank you for your support and apologize for any inconvenience
Whilst the quality of translations has definitely declined over the last year; this seems to have been an unfortunate part of their aggressive translation off-shoring strategy – talk of “the brain”, the much feted automated translation engine seems to have been mostly wishful thinking.
Shame, I will have to try and find something else now… but I’m pretty sure they used to reverse SMS bill be £5/month!
It seems Spinvox’s technology has been merged into a telco-only service from Nuance, so you can’t directly subscribe to it.
More details for existing subscribers here – when it finishes you will need to reset your voicemail settings, as it won’t happen automatically
When the SpinVox voicemail-to-text service expires does my phone automatically return to voicemail mode?
No. Users will need to remove their mobile phone’s divert settings to the SpinVox voicemail-to-text service or update the divert number to their new voicemail, as appropriate for the user’s voicemail plan.
In the UK, you can reactivate standard voicemail by entering the following code and pressing call:
All others: ##004#