With T-Mobile, you’re limited to basic visual voicemail features, so it’s time to move over to a premium visual voicemail service. YouMail offers far more than the basic features that come with T-Mobile’s visual voicemail without the frustration and at no additional cost. YouMail has your voicemail inbox online, so it’s not necessary to have your phone on you at all times. With YouMail, you can send automatic and custom text message replies to missed calls. You can also enjoy the convenience of checking your voicemail from any computer and recording your own custom voicemail greeting or downloading one from the YouMail community to automatically greet contacts with their first name. YouMail also protects you from callers with hidden caller ID by playing an “out of service” message.

Spam Call Blocking

YouMail offers next-level spam call blocking technology with call screening and personalized scam protection, starting at no cost. T-Mobile’s Scam Shield free app offers far less features and is limited to spam call reporting and Caller ID. Scam Shield does not offer call screening or spam detection, 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 T-Mobile 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)2.5 (Android), not listed (iOS)
Voicemail to text transcriptions (Android), (iOS)
Custom greetingsUnlimited
Voicemail by email
Extended Caller ID
Call Blocking
Auto Forwarding
Professional auto reply
Voicemail recording lengthUp to 5 minutesUp to 3 minutes
Mobile app
SharingEmail, IM, Twitter, FacebookNo (Android), email (iPhone)
Manage voicemail online
Voicemail storage50 to 1,000Up to 45 messages
Save messagesForeverUp to 30 days

Scam Shield (Spam Call Blocking)

PriceFree, additional features available with paid plansFree with $4/line per month premium plan option
User rating on app store4.7 (iOS), 4.4 (Android)4.7 (iOS), 4.6 (Android)
Call screening/spam detection
Spam call reporting
Spam text blocking/filtering
Caller ID
Personalized protection
Spam look up
Eliminates spam voicemail
Gets you taken off spam lists
CompatibilityAnyone on a variety of carriersRequires compatible plan/device

Still on the fence?

Remember, with T-Mobile, you’re limited to very few features for both voicemail and spam call blocking. In addition, you only get Scam Shield Premium free for 30 days until you have to pay. 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

T-Mobile has two apps: one for visual voicemail and one for spam call blocking (Scam Shield).

T-Mobile Visual Voicemail is free on iOS and requires a data plan on Android. Scam Shield offers a basic free version and a $4/line per month paid plan option.

T-Mobile makes money off of their growing user base and costly premium plans.

According to tmo-scamshieldsupport.privacystar.com, “to cancel your Scam Shield subscription, navigate to Settings and select My Account. Select Deactivate and confirm you would like to cancel.”

Scam Shield does offer basic robocall blocking, but blocking spam calls is YouMail’s top priority. With more than 140 million robocalls made per day, complete privacy and protection can seem like a challenge. With that said, the Washington Post called YouMail the “nation’s best robocall blocking solution.” From 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 T-Mobile on both free and paid plans. Features on YouMail’s free plan include basic spam call blocking, voicemail transcriptions, 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.

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

T-Mobile’s visual voicemail allows you to listen to and view messages in any order, on your phone. YouMail also has this feature and more, including voicemail transcriptions via email, text, or in app. It’s easy and automatic when you sign up for our service.