Trade in your AT&T visual voicemail for a proper visual voicemail service. YouMail provides the same basic services as AT&T’s visual voicemail and more without the frustration and at no additional cost to you. YouMail has your voicemail inbox online on our website, so there’s no more need to keep your phone at your side 24-hours-a-day. With YouMail, you can reply automatically to missed calls with a customizable text message. You can also relax and just check your voicemail messages from any computer. YouMail’s free plan does everything AT&T’s voicemail app does and more. You can even record your own custom voicemail greeting or download one from the YouMail community to automatically greet contacts with their first name. YouMail can ditch all callers with hidden caller ID info, or specific callers if you desire. YouMail can even play a “number disconnected” tone and message for them so that you don’t have to worry about hearing from them again.

Spam Call Blocking

YouMail offers premium spam call blocking technology complete with call screening and personalized scam protection, starting at no cost. AT&T’s ActiveArmor free app offers less features and is limited to spam call blocking, nuisance call controls, personal block list, and a few others. ActiveArmor does not offer spam call reporting, spam text blocking, or spam list removal. YouMail’s free plan offers spam call blocking with other great features (spam call reporting, spam text filtering, Caller ID, spam look up, spam list removal, and more) and is available to anyone on multiple devices.

If you’re still wondering “is YouMail or AT&T better?” check out the helpful table and FAQs below.

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PriceFree, additional features available with paid plansRequires data plan (Android), free (iOS)
User rating on app store4.7 (iOS), 4.4 (Android)3.5 (Android), not listed (iOS)
Voicemail to text transcriptions
Custom greetingsUnlimited
Voicemail by email
Extended Caller ID
Call Blocking
Auto Forwarding
Professional auto reply
Voicemail recording lengthUp to 5 minutesUp to 2 minutes
Mobile app
SharingEmail, IM, Twitter, FacebookEmail
Manage voicemail online
Voicemail storage50 to 1,000Up to 40 messages
Save messagesForeverUp to 14 days

ActiveArmor (Spam Call Blocking)

PriceFree, additional features available with paid plansFree with $3.99/month premium plan option
User rating on app store4.7 (iOS), 4.4 (Android)4.4 (iOS), 3.3 (Android)
Call screening/spam detection
Spam call reporting
Spam text blocking/filtering
Caller ID
Personalized protection
Spam look up
Eliminates spam voicemail
(unknown calls to voicemail)
Gets you taken off spam lists
CompatibilityAnyone on a variety of carriersRequires compatible plan/device

Still on the fence?

Remember, with AT&T, you’re limited to very few features for both voicemail and spam call blocking unless you want to pay $3.99/month for ActiveArmor’s premium plan. YouMail is a completely free spam call blocker with great features and is easily available for your mobile phone, so you can try us out without ever getting charged.
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"Excellent. Significant reduction in spam and my friends enjoy the personalization when they call!"

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Frequently asked questions

AT&T has two apps: one for visual voicemail and one for spam call blocking (ActiveArmor).

AT&T Visual Voicemail is free on iOS and requires a data plan on Android. ActiveArmor offers a basic free version and a $3.99/month paid plan option.

AT&T makes money off of their large user base and expensive premium plans.

According to att.com, go to Settings in ActiveArmor mobile security. Tap Account and choose Remove Service.

Choose one of the following:
  • On your iPhone - confirm that you want to remove AT&T ActiveArmor mobile security.
  • On an Android phone - select AT&T ActiveArmor mobile security.
Tap Remove to finish up.

Just uninstalling the ActiveArmor mobile security app doesn’t remove the service from your account. It also won’t stop network-based fraud blocking or billing for AT&T ActiveArmor advanced mobile security. You must complete all steps to stop billing and remove the service.

  • Use myAT&T or your app store to downgrade from ActiveArmor advanced and remove the subscription from your account.
  • Deactivate ActiveArmor and remove the service.
  • Uninstall the app from your device.

While AT&T does offer robocall blocking, blocking spam calls is YouMail’s #1 priority. At over 140 million robocalls made per day—many of which are endless calls harassing you about your auto warranty—privacy, peace, and quiet can seem like a daunting task. In fact, the Washington Post called YouMail the “nation’s best robocall blocking solution.”

From our free services to paid plans, YouMail protects consumers, enterprises, and carriers from harmful phone calls every day. When YouMail sees an illegal call, it can notify carriers, enterprises, and the authorities, so they can locate, take down, and punish the callers.

YouMail offers more features than AT&T on both free and premium plans. Features on our free plan include basic spam call blocking, voicemail transcriptions via email, in app, or text, caller ID, and more. Our premium paid plans offer call screening, which blocks 100% of spam calls for added security and privacy, additional voicemail storage and higher transcription limits, and other features such as additional virtual lines, auto attendant, and after hours settings if that’s what you’re looking for.

You can free up voicemail space by either deleting current messages or by upgrading to one of our premium plans. This will give you access to a larger inbox, allowing you to hold onto messages that matter to you.

AT&T’s visual voicemail allows you to play messages in any order, read transcribed messages, group messages by number, save important messages, and customize feature settings. With that said, YouMail has this feature as well. It’s easy and automatic when you sign up for our service.