Verizon adds visual voicemail for Galaxy Nexus to Android Market

Verizon adds visual voicemail for Galaxy Nexus to Android Market
You can see it as a good sign or a slap in the face. Either way, Verizon has released its visual voicemail app for Ice Cream Sandwich into the Android Market, of course no one has the phone to actually use said app.

If you're an optimist, this may be a sign that the Galaxy Nexus is close to release. If you're a pessimist, it's just Verizon rubbing salt in the wound. Of course, Google did well to keep the bloat off the Nexus itself, but Verizon still has its apps that it wants to push, especially since using this visual voicemail app will cost you an absurd $2.99 per month.

It is also a bit odd that Verizon made this app specifically for the Galaxy Nexus rather than just updating the standard app for Ice Cream Sandwich. Especially now that the Android Market can handle multiple APKs per listing, there is even less reason for Verizon to release the app like this. We're assuming this app is using the visual voicemail APIs that Google built into ICS, but we can't say for sure. 

Anyway, once you get your Nexus, if you have nothing better to do with $3 per month, you can grab this app from the Android Market. Otherwise, we're pretty sure accessing voicemails from your call log should work pretty well too. 

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1. fozman87

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Charging for visual voicemail still android. Lame!!!! Ps FIRST

5. shamu11

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

you realize this is verizon's app and not a google app, right? because i dont think you do

12. beatsandmelody

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

It was just an excruciatingly lame attempt at trolling. It's possible that this person is SO ignorant that they don't realize that Android isn't married to one hardware company, like Apple is... but people that ignorant probably don't care to read tech blogs anyway. Or comment even.

2. threeline

Posts: 311; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

Google shouldn't have let VZW have this phone! VZW is obviously a bunch of idiots, and the have made mockery of this whole thing. Google should be held responsible for letting a company treat their number one flagship phone like its a sh*t stain. Why wouldn't Google handle the marketing and release dates? Apple would never let this happen and I dont have a iPhone. What a joke. Google looks lost and Verizon looks like they don't want this phone to out sell their current line up. In reality cell phones sell themselves, i.e (Samsung Galaxy line, iPhone, Pure Google), people who buy these phones already know they're going to get them before they are released. We dont need to be bombarded with cheesy ads (Droid line). Announce the phone phone specs and give a release date and it will sell if its as good as you say, but the 'tards at VZW don't realize this.

6. krysis

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

i believe verizon won't be getting another nexus for a long time....

3. mctcm

Posts: 204; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Has anyone used Verizon Visual VM and Google Voice VM? Is VZW's version better?

13. beatsandmelody

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

Google Voice itself is an entire suite of features. And it's free. So yeah, I'd say it's better. The only complaint people really have about it is that you have to give everyone a new number, but big freakin deal. Even if they leave a voicemail on your old number, the Google Voice app can set the service to capture those voicemails, so you still get transcribed voicemails in your app. And if you just change your cell number in FB and your friends happen to sync their phones with FB, then they'll automatically get your new number. Short version: Try it out, it's awesome.

18. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

sorry, but you are misinformed about Google Voice. You used to have to get a new number to sign up for GV.. but you could just use the visual voicemail feature and link it to your VZW voicemail. That's what I did.. people call my REGULAR cell number and the messages go to GV. GV was also changed to allow you to ONLY sign up for the voicemail service and not get a new number. I can't see how anyone would want to pay 2.99 a month when everything you need is right with GV.. you even get the CRAZY text translation! lol

16. mobilemike11

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 09, 2010

I have used both versions. I am a fan of the Verizon VVM but the fact that it costs $3 a month when such features are free on the iPhone makes no sense to me. I have to agree though, that Google Voice has the upper hand. Not only do you get a second number that you may call and text from, you get a visual voicemail that is transcribed for you (some of the time) and you also have the ability to manage/listen to messages from the website.

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

get phone fusion on the market - free.....

7. warlockz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

Slap in the face indeed.


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

screw verizon & their gigantic ego. if they keep being greedy minded they will be toppled

9. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

f**k verizon. i dont care about my damn language, vzw is quickly becoming more and more of a douche everyday they delay or not release an official release date. if rumours are true, im pickin this up from best buy on the 11th

10. threeline

Posts: 311; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

I am with Sprint and apparently have no chance of getting the GN unfortunately, if I was on VZW I feel slighted at the way they are handling this. Is it VZWs phone or Google's? Like I said ultimately its Google's fault for letting VZW dogged the whole deal to save their own sells numbers. When you only have one phone launch per year and you wanna out duel the iPhone, this is how not how to do it! Google should revoke their exclusivity!

11. warlockz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

True google messed up letting vwz handle this launch. If it wasn't for vwz strong signal in nyc I would have clipped them already and go elsewhere.

14. ap1989

Posts: 145; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

No one really uses this app

15. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Relax peoe. There are free apps for VVM, so you don't have to pay for it. :)

17. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

exactly - people need to chill and put on their thinking caps: "THE SKY IS FALLING!!!! OMG Visual VOICEMAIL cost money!!!"

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