How to Convert Voicemail to Text

Converting your voicemail to text can be helpful in a number of ways. It can save you time by sending you a text message or email when you can't or would rather not access your voicemail. Phonetag offers this service to most cellphone providers for a monthly fee without contracts. Cellscribe works with most major phone providers and also provides their service without contracts. Callwave is a monthly service provider for those who have Apple products, Blackberries or other smartphones.

  1. Phonetag

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      Click "Sign Up Now" from the "Phonetag" home page (see Resources).

    • 2

      Select the type of plan you would like to purchase from the "Choose your plan" page.

    • 3

      Select your country, time zone and cell phone provider. Enter your personal information.

    • 4

      Click "Next."

    • 5

      Enter your credit or debit card information and click "Signup."

    • 6

      Complete the setup on your phone using the information provided in the email you receive from "PhoneTag."

    Cell Scribe

    • 1

      Click "Sign Up" on the "Cell Scribe" home page (see Resources).

    • 2

      Click "Select" under the "Monthly Plan" you wish to purchase on the "Plans" page.

    • 3

      Enter your information on the "Profile Information" page.

    • 4

      Click to select the conversion option you desire. Choose to have your messages transcribed to your email or sent as text messages, or choose to have all your voicemails sent as one email or text message.

    • 5

      Click "Continue."

    • 6

      Click to check the boxes to authorize the transaction and acknowledge you have read and understand the terms & conditions on the "Review" page.

    • 7

      Click "Continue."

    • 8

      Enter the code provided on the "Cellscribe Activation Instructions" page into your cell phone. Wait while the system activates your account, then disconnects the call automatically.

    • 9

      Dial the number provided on the "Cellscribe Activation Instructions" page to activate your voicemail.

    Callwave

    • 1

      Click "Products" on the "Callwave" home page.

    • 2

      Select "Voicemail-to-text" from the "Products" drop-down list.

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      Select your phone type from the "Voicemail-to-text" options.

    • 4

      Click to select the "Package" you desire. Select "Try it Free" next to your Apple device if you're an Apple user. Select the plan you desire and click "Try it Free."

    • 5

      Enter your information on the "Create an Account" page.

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      Click "Continue."

    • 7

      Enter your credit card information and billing address.

    • 8

      Click "Start Activation."

    • 9

      Follow the activation steps provided to complete your account setup.

Tips & Warnings

  • Once your Phonetag account is set up, each voicemail you receive will automatically be converted to text and sent to the email address you designate.
  • After completing your voicemail setup for CellScribe, all your phone messages will be delivered to that box, then transcribed and sent to you via whatever method you selected.
  • Following the set up of your Callwave account, your messages will be transcribed and sent via summary text message and email, as well as to an online account provided by Callwave.
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