What is voicemail to text?

Voicemail to text (sometimes called “voicemail transcription”) takes the audio for your voicemails and transcribes it into text. So instead of having to listen to potentially long-winded messages, you can simply read them. You can think of it as turning your voicemail messages into the equivalent of text messages. It is a very fast way to get through your voicemail messages, as it makes voicemail as easy and efficient as email or SMS.

Not only is that faster, but it means you can even take care of voicemails messages left for you when you’re in a place where you can’t listen to them, like a meeting, letting you respond more quickly and conveniently.

With voicemail to text, you’ll find that you rarely if ever have to listen to a voicemail any more (unless you want to, because it’s from your children or a close friend). But you'll still have the option to listen to voicemail messages the same way you do now.

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Why get voicemail to text
from YouMail?

It used to be almost impossible to get voicemail to text, and it cost $5, $10, even $20/month, just to have a few messages transcribed. Nowadays most iPhones come with voicemail transcribed by Siri at no extra cost. And even some carriers provide it for free with their Android phones, or at relatively low cost.
So why YouMail?

YouMail provides you unprecedented freedom to read your messages on whatever device you’re happening to use – whether it is your phone, your tablet, and your computer. You can read your messages through the YouMail Voicemail App, by email or text message, or even through the YouMail web site.

But very importantly, YouMail protects you from scammers and telemarketers and the annoying messages they might leave. Voicemail to text is great, but who wants to waste time reading spam messages!

So YouMail’s voicemail to text is free, high quality, free of spam, and available on any device. Some pretty good reasons to give it a try.

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How much is voicemail to text
from YouMail?

YouMail’s voicemail to text for iPhone and Android is free.

If you have typical personal voicemail volumes, you can get all your messages trancribed at no cost.

If you’re already getting voicemail to text for free in your iPhone or from your carrier, you’ll find with YouMail you’ll get a much better experience, with higher quality transcriptions, robocall blocking, spam filtering, voicemail by email and the ability to read your voicemail on any device.

And if you are one of the unlucky people paying your carrier, just switch to YouMail. You’ll save money and get a lot more features.

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YouMail's voicemail to text
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Read voicemail on any device

Read voicemail on your phone, tablet, or computer. Use our app, website, email or text message. It’s voicemail to text, whichever way you find works for you.

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Be more productive

Get through your voicemail even when in meetings or other places you can’t listen to them. And quickly respond by email or text, so your callers don’t have to wait.

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Don’t waste time on spam

Any messages from scammers or spammers will automatically be filtered into a spam folder. No more clogged inboxes.

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Downloading the voicemail to text app is easy.
Sign up here, or get it from the App Store or Google Play.

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Get started today

Downloading the YouMail voicemail to text app is easy.
Sign up here, or get it from the App Store or Google Play.
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What our users are saying

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"Really great app!! It has kept the spam calls away and has the text voicemail if they do actually leave a message. I do recommend this one."

Christy L.

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"This is a terrific little phone call manager that adapted very quickly to my needs. I believe YouMail is the best of it's type."

Kathryn M.

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"Really nice! No more having to listen to every message easy and quick to read instead if in a hurry...no more robocalls, harassing calls. Keeps everything nice and neat can save, organize, many cool features. Thanks!"

Julie R.

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"Love this app! Saves me a ton of time and makes me more productive."

Ricardo C.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get voicemail to text from YouMail?
It’s very easy. Just download the YouMail app from the App Store or Google Play. It’ll take just a few minutes to create an account and make YouMail your voicemail service, and you’ll be enjoying free voicemail transcription.
Is there an app that converts voicemail to text?
Yes, YouMail includes a free app for doing voicemail transcription. But it’s a lot more than an app, it’s actually a cloud-based voicemail service. This is what lets it not only give you voicemail to text on your phone, but allows you to get it by email or pick it up on your computer or tablet. It includes full visual voicemail and a large voicemail inbox so you can organize the messages that matter and save them forever.
How good is the voicemail to text quality?
YouMail uses automated algorithms to transcribe messages. These are very good but aren’t perfect. They’ll struggle a bit with things like names, scientific terms, some accents, and noisy messages. But overall, you’ll wind up listening to far fewer messages. For those who want almost perfect voicemail to text, human voicemail to text transcription is available as a premium add-on.
What languages are available for voicemail transcription?
YouMail’s voicemail to text by default supports both English and Spanish, and it will recognize if an incoming voicemail is in one of those two languages. There is an option to have Canadian English and Canadian French. If for some reason you get a message in another language, like Chinese, you’ll get some strange English voicemail to text, for which we apologize in advance. We are always looking at providing more languages, and expect to add support for more languages in the future.
Do you provide voicemail to text for iPhone?
Yes, YouMail provides voicemail to text for iOS, and that is both higher quality and more powerful than what comes with Siri. You access it through the YouMail app, which you can download from the App Store. You can also have YouMail email or text you transcriptions. And it’s no cost for most users.
Is voicemail to text available for Android?
Yes, YouMail provides voicemail to text for Android, that is both higher quality and more powerful than what comes with your typical Android phone. You access it through the YouMail app,which you can download from Google Play. You can also have YouMail email or text transcriptions to you. And it’s no cost for most users.