If you’ve ever forgotten your phone and didn’t have access to your messages, YouMail has your back. With YouMail, you can relax and just check your voicemail messages from any computer. Straight Talk offers prepaid phone and device plans starting at $34/month, all without visual voicemail or spam call blocking. YouMail’s free version allows you to 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

While Straight Talk does not offer a spam call blocker, YouMail offers premium call blocking technology to protect you from the bad guys, starting at no cost. Since you can block calls with YouMail on a Straight Talk device, YouMail is the perfect complement to your phone. YouMail’s free plan offers spam call blocking with other great features and is available to anyone on multiple devices.

If you’re still wondering “is YouMail or Straight Talk better?” check out the helpful table and FAQs below.

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YouMailStraight Talk
PriceFree, additional features available with paid plansStarting at $34/month
User rating on app store4.7 (iOS), 4.4 (Android)4.8 (iOS), 3.7 (Android)
Voicemail to text transcriptions
Custom greetingsUnlimited
Voicemail by email
Extended Caller ID
Spam/Scam Call Blocking
Auto Forwarding
Professional auto reply
Mobile app
Manage voicemail online (via YouMail)

Still on the fence?

Remember, with Straight Talk, you’re limited to very few features for both voicemail and spam call blocking while paying for a prepaid 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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Benjamin J. Testimonial

"This application gives you all the details you want and it's very simple and easy to use."

Benjamin J.

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Rose B. Testimonial

"Excellent. Significant reduction in spam and my friends enjoy the personalization when they call!"

Rose B.

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Alexander F. Testimonial

"This is absolutely an essential app in this day and age of so many frivolous calls. It brings much more efficiency to your voicemail."

Alexander F.

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Mary T. Testimonial

"Love this app! The personalized greetings are amazing! You can even trick bothersome callers with some greetings. Download this app!!"

Mary T.

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Frequently asked questions

Straight Talk does not have voicemail or call blocking apps. It offers one app to manage your wireless data plan: Straight Talk My Account.

Straight Talk’s Bronze Unlimited plan starts at $34/month with Auto-Refill.

Straight Talk makes money off of their expensive prepaid plans.

To cancel Straight Talk, call customer service at 1-877-430-2355 and provide the agent with your contract number. You can then ask them to cancel your automatic refill plan.

Straight Talk does not offer robocall blocking while 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 Straight Talk 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.

Since Straight Talk does not offer voicemail to text, you would have to download YouMail to access visual voicemail. It’s easy and automatic when you sign up for our service.