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YouMail Visual Voicemail iOS App Review

Published by YouMail, YouMail Visual Voicemail is a popular voicemail management app for iOS. Compatible with the major cellular networks in the U.S. (AT&T, Spring, T-Mobile and Verizon), YouMail has a raft of features which make for an improved voicemail experience on your mobile.

There are two plans – free or ‘essential’ and ‘premium/business’ plans. On the Free plan you still get some great features including smart greetings, voicemail access from any iOS device or web browser, call blocking, voicemail share options and YouMail caller ID. YouMail effectively “takes over” your voicemail functionality from the native carrier plan and provides you with extra features that just aren’t available with the networks.

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The premium and business plans give you a whole bunch of added functionality. With YouMail premium you get an automatic voicemail-to-text service, letting you read messages instead of listening to long voicemails. You also get an effectively unlimited voicemail inbox, improved privacy features and more. The business plan gives you these features and adds in custom professional business greetings and call routing.

One great feature is the ability to customise your voicemail greeting to the person calling. You can set up one for your partner, one for clients, one for friends and so forth. These smart greetings add a nice level of personalisation that the person on the other end of the phone is unlikely to expect.

The interface of the YouMail app is clean and professional, with easily navigable menus and intuitive ordering of content and function.

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Even as a free app, YouMail is likely going to be a big improvement over your native voicemail. If you’re based in the U.S. or Canada and have a compatible phone network, YouMail is definitely worth checking out. With the premium & business features enabled, the app actually fits the bill as a private personal assistant. If you take a lot of calls or find managing your voicemail difficult, the added functionality that YouMail provides will save you a significant amount of precious time.

YouMail requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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