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iPhone-like visual voicemail for Macs

updated 05:40 pm EST, Thu January 25, 2007

iPhone voicemail for Macs

CallWave has released a dashboard widget for Mac OS X Tiger that offers visual voicemail for mobile phones. Through visual voicemail users can see, sort, and listen to cellular phone messages from the desktop. The widget works with most U.S. cellular carriers including Cingular, Verizon, and T-Mobile. Call that aren't taken forward to CallWave, which records the message and displays it in the widget. The CallWave Mobile Pro ($10/mo. subscription) lets users dial an activation code, enabling the phone to send unanswered calls to CallWave while allowing users to listen to voicemail messages as they are left to screen calls. Subscribers to the Pro service also have access to toll-free telephone support during business hours. CallWave requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later, and the widget is available with basic service for free as a digital download from Apple's website.

by MacNN Staff



  1. l008com

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I guess this kind of adds more value to the iPhone, as it now costs you another $10/month to get one of iPhone's features on your own phone. I've been saying for years that verizon should let me listen to my voice mails through their web site. Of course they'd try and charge me $1 per listen if they set up such a system. Leaches!

  1. namannik

    Joined: Dec 1969


    digital download?

    "...the widget is available with basic service for free as a digital download from Apple's website."

    Is this the opposite to an analog download? WTF?

  1. UberFu

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I just read.....

    about Cingular offering extended discount service with the purchase of an iPhone - which - if true - would give me more incentive to pay the lsited price of the phone_

    Anyway - Right now - voice mail as it is I have to pay for it everytime I access it - it cuts into my allotted monthly minutes_ I don't care so much these days as I have enough extra mintues to more than compensate - but the first few years I had my phone - and the plans were expensive enough to not have too many minutes - I'd run out ro get close and not really be able to check any voicemail period otherwise I'd get an overage charge_

    FIRST - I don't see paying a 3rd party extra money per month to access my voice mail_ I've gone this long without and can wait a few more months_

    SECOND - I don't know that I want a 3rd party company having access to my personal information_ Who the h*** is CallWave - anybody ever heard of them ? I haven't until the widget popped up here on MacNN_

  1. appleuzr

    Joined: Dec 1969



    This is a widget for your computer not an option for the phone, hence the "iPhone LIKE" visual voicemail. You can listen to your voice messages on your computer visually for $10 a month. None of this refers to an extra charge to use this option on the upcoming iPhone.

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