Readers have let us know that SpinVox's UK consumer service will soon be croaking its last voicemail. The company translates voice messages to text. Last Thursday UK customers received the following text messages: Dear customer, we regret to inform you that SpinVox is no longer supporting individual user accounts. Your account …
The actual message
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I liked SpinVox and found a lot of their implementation better than Google Voice.
Sure, they may have been cheating a little on transcriptions and having humans do it but for formatting and delivery of text notifications of voicemails was far superiour to the Mountain View efforts.
Oh well. Google continues to grow at the expense of quality... but at least it's free (as long as you don't mind them knowing even more about you)
Not all UK customers...
I didn't receive that message, or anything at all. Bugger, and RIP.
I've found them very effective indeed - on the few occasions there's been problems transcribing the vmail, I've found I can't make out what they've said either...
I really liked their service -- always worked well. I didn't care how they did it, only that it worked well and reliably. Didn't get the message, tho.