Visual Voicemail

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morte
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Visual Voicemail

Post by morte » Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:18 pm

It would be nice to have Visual Voicemail. Have OOMA automatically transcribes your voicemails to text. The ability to read, store, search and respond to your voicemail messages on your phone, laptop, or mobile device.

I would love messages be sent via SMS to your cell phone.

I heard that OOMA did this at one time but got sued over a patient violation. Is there any truth to that, and could be be changed to no violate the patent and still work?

Cool feature..

Thanks for your consideration!!

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southsound
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Re: Visual Voicemail

Post by southsound » Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:32 pm

You might want to consider using Google Voice as a front-end to ooma. In a month or so we should expect Premier Extensions for Google Voice - but I've been using it for a while now without the integration and it is super - it has all the features you are looking for and free. It is also a source of occasional entertainment because the transcription sometimes is less than accurate. Makes for a great chuckle - but the audio is also available in case the text is not right. :cool:
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bw1
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Re: Visual Voicemail

Post by bw1 » Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:10 pm

Ooma has visual voicemail now. At least as I understand it - presenting a list of voicemails and allowing you to listen to any of them in any order.

And yes, it appears that Ooma and others are being sued for violation of visual voicemail patent:

http://www.phoneplusmag.com/hotnews/cis ... atent.html

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scottlindner
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Re: Visual Voicemail

Post by scottlindner » Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:02 am

You're kidding me. This is another one of those examples of why we need patent reform. There is nothing innovative about this concept. My question to the patent holder is this, how much R&D money did they spend developing this patent? My guess is exactly $1000, the cost to file the patent application.

Scott

jm9496
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Re: Visual Voicemail

Post by jm9496 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:16 am

scottlindner wrote:You're kidding me. This is another one of those examples of why we need patent reform. There is nothing innovative about this concept. My question to the patent holder is this, how much R&D money did they spend developing this patent? My guess is exactly $1000, the cost to file the patent application.

Scott
this is hysterical:
http://www.klausnertechnologies.com/it is like a joke.

http://www.google.com/patents/about?id= ... chnologies

hasn't this expired anyway? It was filed in 1992 and issued two years later.

did anyone else ever read the vonage patents. I am still shocked that they were upheld. there is nothing new about accessing a database to confirm a user's login. (I forgot exactly how that one was phrased)

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