there is a solution!
use google voice, its free
nd does all this
- Read what your voicemail says
- Check online or from your phone
- Receive voicemails via email or SMS
- Vary greetings by caller
- http://www.google.com/googlevoice/about.html#Forward or download voicemails
I just spent 20 mins on the phone with verizon to ask them if I could download/save my voicemails from somewhere and there response was:
Call: 1-800-770-8047 (Archive Files)
1-3 messages on CD for $18.99
1 message as .mp3 $5.00
Paying for something that I am already hear for free??? They say it is because the out source this service to a 3rd Party company.
My solution that worked ok:
Plug in a Microphone to a jack (on my hp laptop it is on the front)
Click Start --> All Programs --> Accessories
On Vista click Sound Recorder
On XP click Entertainment --> Sound Recorder
Put phone speaker near microphone
Click Start Recording
Click Stop Recording
Save the file on your computer to something that you will remember. It should save the file in your Documents folder.
I don't know if anyone would be interested but visual voice mail sometimes comes in handy to be able to save voicemails. I have voicemails that I have saved for 2 yrs and when I got visual voice mail I could save the message to my micro sd card under my sounds. So in case I ever delete them or the system does I still have them and can listen to them.