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# 140948 25-Feb-2014 11:01
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Just curious why we do not yet have this?





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  # 993984 25-Feb-2014 11:17
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There are apps that will do this for free, so is there really a need for it? WhatsApp for example.

Assuming you mean leaving video messages as voice mail.


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  # 994002 25-Feb-2014 11:34
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Add me on skype and leave me video messages...

 
 
 
 




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  # 994061 25-Feb-2014 12:44
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VV is a system where instead of "ring voicemail" it says "Message from Johnny Appleseed"

It was one of the key iPhone features. It is described thus on one of the UK network websites:

"NO MORE CALLING UP

With Visual Voicemail you don’t have to call a number to get your messages, and you don’t have to listen to them in order. Instead just tap your voicemail icon to see all your voicemails as a list on your screen. It’ll show you who the messages are from, when they were left and how long they are. "





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  # 994073 25-Feb-2014 12:52
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The mobile provider needs to have software at their end to support Visual Voicemail

It's basically a proprietary protocol with a lot of patent lawsuits around it at the moment so wouldn't be surprised that it's not a priority for any of the NZ telco's atm.





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  # 994094 25-Feb-2014 13:21
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Ragnor: The mobile provider needs to have software at their end to support Visual Voicemail

It's basically a proprietary protocol with a lot of patent lawsuits around it at the moment so wouldn't be surprised that it's not a priority for any of the NZ telco's atm.




So how come (for example) the US and UK manage it?





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  # 994145 25-Feb-2014 14:27
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My understanding is that Vodafone considered implementing this back in 2008 but it had a cost somewhere around $200k with little return on the investment so the business case got binned. Maybe back in 2008 there was more desire by the UK/USA providers to attract iPhone users?



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  # 994515 25-Feb-2014 22:50
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nzjwnz: My understanding is that Vodafone considered implementing this back in 2008 but it had a cost somewhere around $200k with little return on the investment so the business case got binned. Maybe back in 2008 there was more desire by the UK/USA providers to attract iPhone users?


$200k is pocket change to a worldwide business like VF. Their CEO probably spends more than that annually on travel!





 
 
 
 


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  # 994569 26-Feb-2014 06:24
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For technology that's been around since the original iPhone was released, it's a big shame this hasn't been picked up here yet. Even Australia has it!

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  # 994578 26-Feb-2014 06:37
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nzjwnz: My understanding is that Vodafone considered implementing this back in 2008 but it had a cost somewhere around $200k with little return on the investment so the business case got binned. Maybe back in 2008 there was more desire by the UK/USA providers to attract iPhone users?


incorrect but I can't go into details and if it was only 200k it would of been done along time ago

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  # 994591 26-Feb-2014 07:45
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nzjwnz: My understanding is that Vodafone considered implementing this back in 2008 but it had a cost somewhere around $200k with little return on the investment so the business case got binned. Maybe back in 2008 there was more desire by the UK/USA providers to attract iPhone users?


incorrect but I can't go into details...


Come on, just cite an anonymous source....

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  # 994607 26-Feb-2014 08:25
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There are actually very few networks globally that have VVM deployed, in part because it's a proprietary solution that as pointed out costs big $$$


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  # 994809 26-Feb-2014 13:21
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Proprietary to network or manufacturer?




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  # 994856 26-Feb-2014 14:22
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Ask @sbiddle to convert your core to Asterisk, then you can have VVM :)




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  # 994926 26-Feb-2014 16:00
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Had Visual voicemail on my iPhone in Norway when I was with one of the carriers there. Its nice, but it didn't stop me from switching providers when I got a better offer (and better reception) with the other big carrier.




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  # 994928 26-Feb-2014 16:03
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it sounds like an overpriced technology that will be made redundant before the legal stoush is sorted.


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