A transcription service is a business which converts speech (either live or recorded) into a written or electronic text document. Transcription services are often provided for business, legal, or medical purposes. The most common type of transcription is from a spoken-language source into text such as a computer file suitable for printing as a document such as a report.
Visual voicemail functionality is the visual element in a voicemail application that allows text to be transcribed and displayed on the phone -- or more simply, message headers, or envelopes, are displayed textually in a list. Options often include push to email and SMS. It's been around in various forms since Apple's iPhone kick-started smartphone user interfaces into the 21st century.
Kerio Technologies has updated its Operator open source telephony software with a bevy of features that make it more attractive to sales and collaboration teams at a fraction of the cost of proprietary networks.
The march toward IT and voice convergence has left many a VAR by the roadside, unable to deal with the complexities of managing a voice network.
For a long time I used Google Voice for voicemail only (even though I had a phone number assigned for the account). At that time I had conditional call forwarding on my cell phone setup to forward to Google Voice, had my cell phone listed as a forwarding number, and Google Voice set to send calls made to my cell phone directly to voicemail.
Been trying to setup Google Voice as my voicemail on my new Nexus 4. Originally I thought maybe I had to forward when unanswered to my Google Voice number. Then I found the Google Voice app, installed it, and configured my voicemail settings to use GV instead of My Carrier. I set up a message and everything.