Visual voicemail coming to Windows Phone

As we previously covered here at Neowin.net, Microsoft have stated that one of the 500 features coming to the Windows Phone platform with the Mango update, is visual voicemail. The feature, allows the user to visually see messages that people have recorded and has numerous options available that previously could only be done by telephoning a specific service.

The video which is from pocketnow.com is a walkthrough of the functionality which can be found by tapping the phone tile, with the voicemail 'pivot' being selectable from the options at the top. Long time users will notice that the voicemail option which was previously located at the bottom of the phone screen, is no longer there.

The idea of having visual voicemail available as an option is nothing new when comparing it to what other phone operating systems have to offer. The feature is already available on the iPhone and applications are available for use on Google's Android phones. It's no surprise therefore that Microsoft are adding the ability in order to level out the playing field with the competition.

While visual voicemail by itself is not a spectacular feature, it does show how much effort Microsoft is putting into making Mango a significant update for phone users. Along with this new feature, we'll be seeing other useful updates such as Internet Explorer 9, live tiles on the dashboard and the ability to have more than one calendar (including Facebook events).

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I have not had a chance to use this feature yet, but I'm really glad it's coming to Windows Mobile as I really hate having to call into my voicemail all the time

Reading some of the comments here, you'd think choosing a phone OS was a life-or-death situation. It's a phone. People pick their OS for different reasons. I honestly can't understand why people can't just let people make their choices without criticizing. After all, their decision affects you in absolutely no way.

On to the article, I find the feature interesting only insofar as it's one step closer to some futuristic film. But I've had the ability to video call people for a while now and I don't use it; the idea of looking at a blank screen while leaving a voicemail message just seems odd to me.

But as I mentioned at the start, to each their own. Maybe others will find a use for it.

Intrinsica said,
Reading some of the comments here, you'd think choosing a phone OS was a life-or-death situation. It's a phone. People pick their OS for different reasons. I honestly can't understand why people can't just let people make their choices without criticizing. After all, their decision affects you in absolutely no way.

On to the article, I find the feature interesting only insofar as it's one step closer to some futuristic film. But I've had the ability to video call people for a while now and I don't use it; the idea of looking at a blank screen while leaving a voicemail message just seems odd to me.

But as I mentioned at the start, to each their own. Maybe others will find a use for it.

According to UndergroundWire ... who thinks every WP7 user is a fanboy... only fanboys buy WP7.

Visual Voicemail is great. I had it on the Iphone and it was sweet which is the main reason I really wanted it for the WP7 platform when I made the switch.

There are many advantages such as not having to call voicemail and listen to the message to find out who sent you it... the phone displays the Senders Name/Number and time/date of message. I can't remember if it displays length of message. But I would choose VVM over traditional VM any day of the week!

In fairness, I've only just seen the video and saw what the visual voicemail option actually is. It's not what I thought it was.

That feature is more useful than I thought it was, although less of a step forward than I thought it was at the same time.

Reference the iPhone vvm feature. In the UK, the only carrier to support VVM is O2.. I moved to Vodafone and was told 'we have no plans to support VVM' - instead I use a free app called 'Hullomail' which does the same thing and more (http://www.hullomail.com)

day2die said,

Name those 99999 things.

He was exaggerating but...

Google Voice, Voice Search (Speech to Email, Speech to Search, Speech to Navigation, Speech to Map, Speech to Call, Speech to Music, Speech to Web, Speech to Note), a great navigation system that has the ability to download maps, and transportation directions, walking directions, bike and hike trail directions, Adobe Flash (more popular than Silverlight).

These are just the ones I can think of from the top of my head.

On a side note, have you seen the latest comScore numbers? Microsoft dropped almost 2%. They are now at a 5.8% market share. Yikes!

When Android came out, it was slowly going up. And it was only on one carrier. Pathetic, right?

UndergroundWire said,

He was exaggerating but...

Google Voice, Voice Search (Speech to Email, Speech to Search, Speech to Navigation, Speech to Map, Speech to Call, Speech to Music, Speech to Web, Speech to Note), a great navigation system that has the ability to download maps, and transportation directions, walking directions, bike and hike trail directions, Adobe Flash (more popular than Silverlight).

These are just the ones I can think of from the top of my head.

On a side note, have you seen the latest comScore numbers? Microsoft dropped almost 2%. They are now at a 5.8% market share. Yikes!

When Android came out, it was slowly going up. And it was only on one carrier. Pathetic, right?


You really know nothing about WP7 do you?? It has GREAT voice support, which is only improving in Mango... In fact, of your above list, what it doesn't do now, it will in Mango.

So, I guess the real question is "Why are you posting on a news article about something you obviously know nothing about and only wish to troll?"

UndergroundWire said,

He was exaggerating but...

Google Voice, Voice Search (Speech to Email, Speech to Search, Speech to Navigation, Speech to Map, Speech to Call, Speech to Music, Speech to Web, Speech to Note), a great navigation system that has the ability to download maps, and transportation directions, walking directions, bike and hike trail directions, Adobe Flash (more popular than Silverlight).

These are just the ones I can think of from the top of my head.

On a side note, have you seen the latest comScore numbers? Microsoft dropped almost 2%. They are now at a 5.8% market share. Yikes!

When Android came out, it was slowly going up. And it was only on one carrier. Pathetic, right?

Now you are going the other direction..

You realize Google Voice works with any phone, right? And you also realize that the Speech to... features you list are in WP7 and being updated in Mango even more? You also know that servier side speech was in Windows Mobile and available via a 800/Live phone number before Android existed?

You realize that the Bing takeover of the Microsoft Virtual Earth and expedia and other mapping technologies was untimely for WP7, as these features were available on Windows Mobile prior to WP7? Now everyone knows why the Bing Map features have been put on hold, with the navigation system not being turned back on is because of the integration/combining of the Microsoft and Nokia mapping technologies. It isn't like Microsoft wasn't doing this, as you could buy navigation software with a serial GPS interface for you laptop back in the late 90s, and it was on Windows PocketPC phones in the early 00s. So picking this out as a major missing feature is a bit dishonest, as you, like everyone knows will be available again for WP7 when the server technologies get in place.

The majority of things people 'cite' or App level features missing from either plaltform, and this is also dishonest. Because if an App can fufill the role and 'integrate' into the experience fairly seamlessly, it doesn't matter if the OS includes it or not.

So the debate is really about OS functionality.

When Mango hits and the WinCE 7.x kernel gets into WP7 and more of the OS features are added to the UI levels of the WP7 Sillverlight OS platform is when the tipping point of what Android's OS is capable of and offers to Apps and what WP7 is capable of and offers to Apps shifts. Right now Android has a few OS level features that give it 'more', after Mango though, this slides dramatically in favor of WP7.

Right now even Android has no GPU accelerated UI and can't put the pixels to the screen at the level the GPUs should be capable of in gaming. (WP7 is putting out bettter 3D gaming quality and performance on slower GPUs - in fact breaking the previous benchmark numbers of the Adreno GPU that Qualcomm had demonstrated based on their Linux and Android testing of the GPU.)

These are things that Android is 'trying' to fix, but even if they implement the GPU accelerated UI, it doesn't mean current Apps will inherent the functionality (not an object oriented OS platform like WP7).

Android also can't just 'fix' the problems of the Linux kernel and driver model or OpenGL performance, as they extend beyond Google and are inherent flaws in Linux and the OS model as a whole and OpenGL.

Android has some true architectural problems that are far to technical and detailed for a place like this, that WP7 avoid and even Windows NT itself avoids, and why Windows NT was designed to NOT BE like UNIX or use existing OS kernel technologies.

thenetavenger said,
...

Google Voice works best with Android. For obvious reasons, Voice has better integration with Android.

Everything else you say, (I'm sorry that was absolutely boring to read so I skimmed it) Do you think the average consumer cares? Do you realize what kind of Stigma the Microsoft name carries? Microsoft keeps drop a percentage every quarter. Android is number one world wide. Do you really think people go into technical aspects? Or is the Android operating system appealing because of it's features it offers, and how customizable it is?

M_Lyons10 said,
It has GREAT voice support, which is only improving in Mango...

LOL, on "Great" + WP7. Only a fanboy can say something so stupid. Microsoft Fanboys are hysterical.

Anyway, it so happens I am a tech junkie. I have two Android devices (HTC Thunderbolt and a Motorola Xoom). I also have one iOS device (iPad WiFi). I can't buy a WP7 or Blackberry because they just SUCK.

However, I follow news on these products on what the future holds for it.

So some of the features you are getting in Mango is getting Conversation View, Facebook Notifications, Bing Local Scout and Music Search, Facebook Events Integration (WOW about time for something so stupid right?), Multitasking with a task manager (Yawn, apps have to re-written to take advantage of that), Sharing links in IE to Social networks (Why not share them to a text message or an email? How come you can't share pictures.), AutoFix Pictures option.

Wow some real game changer features there. </s>

UndergroundWire said,

...

Pre-Mango Voice support was diabolical... I am sorry but I have to admit the rubbish thing never worked properly for me. Pressing and holding the Home key then speaking... Mango on the other hand well the difference is like night and day.

I do not understand why you are calling people fanboys. Its clear you are one yourself, Stop showing yourself up...

Noveed said,

Pre-Mango Voice support was diabolical... I am sorry but I have to admit the rubbish thing never worked properly for me. Pressing and holding the Home key then speaking... Mango on the other hand well the difference is like night and day.

I do not understand why you are calling people fanboys. Its clear you are one yourself, Stop showing yourself up...

I'm sorry if you think I am a fanboy. But why did I credit to iOS and WebOS on certain things if I am such a Fanboy? Just read my posts above. If that makes me an Android Fanboy, then these Microsoft Jerks are just uber Fanboys.

Stop looking stupid and read my posts.

UndergroundWire said,

I'm sorry if you think I am a fanboy. But why did I credit to iOS and WebOS on certain things if I am such a Fanboy? Just read my posts above. If that makes me an Android Fanboy, then these Microsoft Jerks are just uber Fanboys.

Stop looking stupid and read my posts.

Just because you credit 2 OSs does not make you any less off a fanboy. Stop slagging other members off and try to hide behind the veil of "crediting"

Noveed said,

Just because you credit 2 OSs does not make you any less off a fanboy. Stop slagging other members off and try to hide behind the veil of "crediting"

I give credit where credit is due. Windows Fail 7 has proven anything at all. It's just there slowly fading away. I wonder if Nokia will really make a dent on the Market share?

UndergroundWire said,

I give credit where credit is due. Windows Fail 7 has proven anything at all. It's just there slowly fading away. I wonder if Nokia will really make a dent on the Market share?

Not really you've trolled, and trolled more. With no evidence to back up your pub talk statistics.

Noveed said,

Not really you've trolled, and trolled more. With no evidence to back up your pub talk statistics.

I don't give evidence until you fanboys start posting evidence yourself. You know how many idiots have so many stupid things here about Windows Fail 7. With no evidence to back it.

Windows Phone 7 is an intuitive OS, WP7 has SMS to Text and Android doesn't (I mean that one was just sheer stupidity). Just look and read on what these idiots are writing. I can go on and on.

Good day sir.

I verified that it works on T-Mobile US. You just have to make sure you turn it on from your account in the website. After you turn it on wait about 15 minutes for it to work. Its free so anyone who has installed Mango Beta on an HD7 or Venue Pro should get it to work without any fuss.

Drewidian said,
I verified that it works on T-Mobile US. You just have to make sure you turn it on from your account in the website. After you turn it on wait about 15 minutes for it to work. Its free so anyone who has installed Mango Beta on an HD7 or Venue Pro should get it to work without any fuss.

Never got it to work for me on T-Mobile US, but who knows why *shrugs*

Drewidian said,
I verified that it works on T-Mobile US. You just have to make sure you turn it on from your account in the website. After you turn it on wait about 15 minutes for it to work. Its free so anyone who has installed Mango Beta on an HD7 or Venue Pro should get it to work without any fuss.

I like free. I hope it's free on Verizon...

KingCrimson said,
Once Mango is released what major feature will be missing?

Well, there's still video chatting support. But yeah, this Mango update pretty much blows any current mobile OS out of the water.

PlogCF said,

Well, there's still video chatting support. But yeah, this Mango update pretty much blows any current mobile OS out of the water.

In your opinion you mean...

smooth3006 said,

In your opinion you mean...


In fact, I mean. Does the iPhone or Android have visual voicemail natively? Didn't think so. Email conversation list? Speech to SMS? Indoor Maps for Bing? (Google doesn't have any indoor maps) The best, unobtrusive, informative notification system with uncomparable social integration with Twitter and Facebook? Great graphics for games and Xbox LIVE support with achievements? True multitasking? Most innovative interface, simplicity, and design language? No, didn't think so. Third party apps or hacks don't count, either.

PlogCF said,

In fact, I mean. Does the iPhone or Android have visual voicemail natively? Didn't think so. Email conversation list? Speech to SMS? Indoor Maps for Bing? (Google doesn't have any indoor maps) The best, unobtrusive, informative notification system with uncomparable social integration with Twitter and Facebook? Great graphics for games and Xbox LIVE support with achievements? True multitasking? Most innovative interface, simplicity, and design language? No, didn't think so. Third party apps or hacks don't count, either.

im not going to argue with a wp7 fanboy but i think your wrong, it all boils down to user choice and in case you haven't noticed the iphone & android are the two top sellers out there. FACT!

smooth3006 said,

im not going to argue with a wp7 fanboy but i think your wrong, it all boils down to user choice and in case you haven't noticed the iphone & android are the two top sellers out there. FACT!


For now.

Name another Mobile OS update that added half the features Mango does. And after that Microsoft is already working on Tango and Apollo. They are positioned to blow away the other OS'.

smooth3006 said,
im not going to argue with a wp7 fanboy but i think your wrong, it all boils down to user choice and in case you haven't noticed the iphone & android are the two top sellers out there. FACT!

WIthout going into it too much i beleive its what WP7 has been able to bring out in a 1 year life cycle which others have taken 2-3 years to release is rather impressive and i for 1 am looking forward to a phone upgrade once mango comes out

Also its hard to compare Android and WP7 in the mix as android has become the slut of all mobile OS's IMO going on anything and anything under the "mobile" umbrella, compared to WP7's small hand full of phones.

With regards to comparing WP7 to iPhone... Well lets not start that here... Personally i cant use the iphone as its way to small (Im a HD7 screen size person my self) and the fact its fully locked into iTunes etc but thats a discussion for another day

PlogCF said,

In fact, I mean. Does the iPhone or Android have visual voicemail natively

Um, the iPhone does. And if I'm not mistaken, it was actually the first phone on the market to have it, as Apple developed the feature with AT&T

/I have a HTC Surround, running the Mango Beta, I really like it
//But there is no sense in making things up

PlogCF said,

Well, there's still video chatting support. But yeah, this Mango update pretty much blows any current mobile OS out of the water.

LOL. Good one.

brent3000 said,

android has become the slut of all mobile OS's IMO going on anything and anything under the "mobile" umbrella

well said.

PlogCF said,
In fact, I mean. Does the iPhone or Android have visual voicemail natively?

YES, HTC Sense has it.

PlogCF said,
Email conversation list?

YES, HTC Sense has it.

PlogCF said,
Speech to SMS?

Boy, are you an idiot. Android has had that for a while now. It also has speech to search, speech to email, speech to navigation, speech to dial and one of the coolest features it has is the ability to say something like "Call Domino's Pizza" and it search for the closest one in the area and calls. I mean how cool is that?

PlogCF said,
Indoor Maps for Bing? (Google doesn't have any indoor maps)

No, not yet (presumably Google will do it better). But Gogole has a great navigation system.

PlogCF said,
The best, unobtrusive, informative notification system

You do know that iOS is copying Google notification system because it is much better? In fact, most people would agree that Google's notification system is better.

PlogCF said,
with uncomparable social integration with Twitter and Facebook?

Actually HTC and Motorola have done a good job with that too on the Android front. However, only idiots use that. Most people like more feature rich apps like Seesmic which integrates well with photo and video sharing sites, Twitlonger and more for Twitter. As far as I know, nobody has done that on the OS natively.

PlogCF said,
Great graphics for games and Xbox LIVE support with achievements

Actually, iOS is much better on mobile gaming. The majority of people would say so.

PlogCF said,
True multitasking?

TRUE MULTITASKING you say? Wow. I didn't know that you can work on two apps on the same screen. There is no such thing as true multitasking on a mobile OS. But if you are talking about the whole cards thing on Windows phone 7, Palm OS did it best (yes even better than Android).

PlogCF said,
Most innovative interface, simplicity, and design language?

Don't you think you are being a bit biased here. I mean C'mon. Apple has always been known as the more intuitive OS. I mean idiots don't know how to use something, Microsoft and Apple "dumbs" it down for you. I mean that's the harsh definition of what intuitive means, right? But for such an intuitive OS (Microsoft and iOS) and a complicated OS (Android), why is Android outselling the popular iOS phone and a well known company like Microsoft? Intriguing isn't it?

PlogCF said,
Third party apps or hacks don't count, either.

Hack you say. That's a bit harsh description of you.

M_Lyons10 said,

For now.

Name another Mobile OS update that added half the features Mango does. And after that Microsoft is already working on Tango and Apollo. They are positioned to blow away the other OS'.

LOL. You are too funny.

UndergroundWire said,

LOL. You are too funny.


Me? You're the one filling the article with nonsense... Lol I don't even know where to start with the inaccuracies in your posts... It would be easier to focus on what wasn't complete rubbish.

And, there's a reason industry analysts are predicting WP7's future success. What Android or iOS release has added half what Mango does? None.

I don't know why I bother trying to talk to these fanboys though. They live in their own world.

M_Lyons10 said,

Me? You're the one filling the article with nonsense... Lol I don't even know where to start with the inaccuracies in your posts... It would be easier to focus on what wasn't complete rubbish.

And, there's a reason industry analysts are predicting WP7's future success. What Android or iOS release has added half what Mango does? None.

I don't know why I bother trying to talk to these fanboys though. They live in their own world.


Boy are you way off. Obviously you don't know how to read. You are calling me a fanboy? I'm giving credit to WebOS and iOS on certain things and 'm a fan boy?

Whatever the case, the "Industry Analysts" you speak of that are predicting WP7s "future" success are basing it on this whole Nokia deal. Talk about putting all your eggs in one basket?

Bye bye now.

UndergroundWire said,

...

The Facebook, Twitter and other social media integration into the Mango platform is far deeper than any other phone platform ever... I suggest actually checking the videos, its not done via a layer of apps its done natively within the OS and I highly doubt idiots would use it

The all your eggs in one basket line comes to mind. Facebook, Twitter, MSN all in one place, chat to people at the same time from different social networks without switching from App to App.

If you want your apps then you have them. There are still separate twitter and facebook and other apps.

Those saying apple did not copy Mango notifications... sorry to burst your bubble but they did. Toast notifications were copied.

Apple and Andriod had a head start and it was good while it lasted but Microsoft seem to have their priorities sorted now and are back in the game. Mango is just the beginning. Bring on Tango and another 500+ features (fingers crossed) Apple's time for innovation has gone and other companies are stepping up to the mark.

PlogCF said,

Point taken on the iPhone, then, about Visual Voicemail.

@UndergroundWire
What a delightful ignoramus you seem to be! I didn't know that Sense was an OS now!

Sense is more than a User Interface. They have cooked up things to the OS (Rosie anyone?). Are you really that ignorant?

UndergroundWire said,

Sense is more than a User Interface. They have cooked up things to the OS (Rosie anyone?). Are you really that ignorant?


LOL, calling someone ignorant who calls you ignorant in the first place? Isn't that akin to saying "No, you're ignorant!"? We're not on a kindergarten playground, you know...
Anyway, ignoring your incohesive post, I still must say: you have proved little to me on whether Sense is an OS.
Even furthering your carelessness, you forgot that Sense is a heavy modification to Android by HTC, which kind of makes it a "hack." Doesn't count, in other words. I'm asking for the Android that Google makes, with no customizations. Does it have Visual Voicemail? No, didn't think so. I'm done talking to you, pointless troll.

PlogCF said,

Point taken on the iPhone, then, about Visual Voicemail.

iOS also has threaded email conversations, since iOS 4.0 I think.

PlogCF said,

...

I didn't say Sense is an OS. It's a user interface that has some specific things tied to the OS. yes it has Visual Voice Mail. You are extremely ignorant for calling Sense a Hack. you know that Android is an Open Source Operating System? HTC cooked up something into the OS with Sense. Please shut the F**K up already. You are an ignorant piece of S**T. Just like every other Microsoft Fan Boy out there. There is life outside of Microsoft. Don't worry if you made a bad decision with Windows Fail 7, you can always get something else down the line. Stop crying already you HACK.

Brent1700 said,

obviously not, captain obvious.

Well, I was expressing my surprise. It's especially interesting considering the relative bashing that iOS 5 got in the comments because the major features had already been done in other OSes.

Stetson said,

Well, I was expressing my surprise. It's especially interesting considering the relative bashing that iOS 5 got in the comments because the major features had already been done in other OSes.


iOS was bashed because that is ALL they did. WP7 may be adding some features that other OS' do, but that is a small portion of the changes in Mango. There's a big difference.

With that said, I am thrilled to see Visual Voicemail being added to WP7.

I'm happy to see it as well, I really want to see WP7 succeed. I also hope that WebOS does well also.

Android is decent but I feel like it gives too much control to the hardware makers and the carriers. Both want to try to differentiate themselves from the competition through software changes/enhancements and that tends to lead to lagging updates. WP7 seems to let the hardware makers compete more on actual hardware designs.

I think the article should point out that with apps like Magikmail you can get visual voicemail on Windows Phones which is no different that with the Android phones.

reverseswing said,
I think the article should point out that with apps like Magikmail you can get visual voicemail on Windows Phones which is no different that with the Android phones.

+1

I don't know of any Android OS that supports VVM natively, only through third-party apps.

Mango is looking better every day. I hope Rogers turns on this feature!

Loving Mango on my Focus.

norseman said,
I don't know of any Android OS that supports VVM natively, only through third-party apps.

Really!!! You don't know of ANY Android OS that supports VVM natively. You sir are a joke. Try HTC sense. One of the most common Android OS out there. Sense supports it natively.

Comment FAIL!

UndergroundWire said,

Really!!! You don't know of ANY Android OS that supports VVM natively. You sir are a joke. Try HTC sense. One of the most common Android OS out there. Sense supports it natively.

Comment FAIL!


Really? Since when HTC Sense an OS? It's a 3rd party apps.

UndergroundWire said,

Really!!! You don't know of ANY Android OS that supports VVM natively. You sir are a joke. Try HTC sense. One of the most common Android OS out there. Sense supports it natively.

Comment FAIL!

Lol, Sense a OS? LOL. Good laugh to start the week.

Have mango installed on my Phone but O2 only do VVM on Iphone Packages not other ones so this discrimination screws over other phones who can use and support VVM

Noveed said,
Have mango installed on my Phone but O2 only do VVM on Iphone Packages not other ones so this discrimination screws over other phones who can use and support VVM

The evil carriers strike again!

Noveed said,
Have mango installed on my Phone but O2 only do VVM on Iphone Packages not other ones so this discrimination screws over other phones who can use and support VVM

Well seeing as Mango isn't even out yet, how can you expect them to have it on?

wixostrix said,

Well seeing as Mango isn't even out yet, how can you expect them to have it on?


Exactly. I'm sure they will all have this ready when it ships.

wixostrix said,

Well seeing as Mango isn't even out yet, how can you expect them to have it on?

Let me make clear what I said.

Visual Voice Mail on O2 is ONLY availible on IPHONE Plans. No Other phone has visual voicemail Support from O2 unless you someone are on an IPHONE PLAN. You need to have an Iphone Tariff with O2 to be able to access visual voice mail.

There are other phones out there that support Visual Voicemail but O2 refuse to enable it on their tariff as they are brown nosing apple. The issue is not an issue with Mango being released or not, it is a Tariff issue

So hypothetically if I was on an Iphone Tariff but using my HD7 the VVM would work....

Noveed said,

Let me make clear what I said.

Visual Voice Mail on O2 is ONLY availible on IPHONE Plans. No Other phone has visual voicemail Support from O2 unless you someone are on an IPHONE PLAN. You need to have an Iphone Tariff with O2 to be able to access visual voice mail.

There are other phones out there that support Visual Voicemail but O2 refuse to enable it on their tariff as they are brown nosing apple. The issue is not an issue with Mango being released or not, it is a Tariff issue

So hypothetically if I was on an Iphone Tariff but using my HD7 the VVM would work....


I'm sure Microsoft will be working with the carriers to get this ready for release of Mango... But then, I believe that point has been made.

Noveed said,

Let me make clear what I said.

Visual Voice Mail on O2 is ONLY availible on IPHONE Plans. No Other phone has visual voicemail Support from O2 unless you someone are on an IPHONE PLAN. You need to have an Iphone Tariff with O2 to be able to access visual voice mail.

There are other phones out there that support Visual Voicemail but O2 refuse to enable it on their tariff as they are brown nosing apple. The issue is not an issue with Mango being released or not, it is a Tariff issue

So hypothetically if I was on an Iphone Tariff but using my HD7 the VVM would work....

If Microsoft is going to have this as a feature and market it I'm sure they will get O2 to enable it.

Noveed said,

Let me make clear what I said.

Visual Voice Mail on O2 is ONLY availible on IPHONE Plans. No Other phone has visual voicemail Support from O2 unless you someone are on an IPHONE PLAN. You need to have an Iphone Tariff with O2 to be able to access visual voice mail.

There are other phones out there that support Visual Voicemail but O2 refuse to enable it on their tariff as they are brown nosing apple. The issue is not an issue with Mango being released or not, it is a Tariff issue

So hypothetically if I was on an Iphone Tariff but using my HD7 the VVM would work....

Depends how Microsoft Implement it. On Android handsets you don't use the carrier for Voicemail. You have a mailbox with the app's developer and set your mailbox number to that. Works fine.