Voice Mail Service Explained
Voicemail is basically a digitally recorded message when you called someone, and they aren't there, you can record your message into a digital mailbox, which is a digitally stored voice to be retrieved by the owner of the mailbox.
The voicemail feature acts in a way that is similar to the old answering machine, but the primary difference is that instead of the voice message being stored on your answering machine, now, the message is stored on the service provider's system, which is in a space reserved only for the user called a mailbox.
If you want to listen to a message, you as the user can call a special number which is accessed through code or by visiting a website that you log in with a username and password. After you authenticate the account, you can choose from a variety of options like retrieving voice recording, changing pre-recorded greeting message and other settings.
Each extension is connected to a system and the voicemail systems provide notification to users and inform them of new voicemails. Nowadays, the voicemail systems also provide multiple ways for users to check their Voicemail through Laptops, desktops, mobile phones, landlines and SIP clients who run on smartphones.
Voicemail has evolved and improved into a rich service, and there are a lot of other features such as recording and playing sounds back, and here's a list of other features available in a voicemail:
- You can receive voicemail messages from many callers at the same time.
- You can forward your voicemail messages to other people's mailbox.
- Voicemail systems allow you to add a voice introduction to the message that you are forwarding.
- You can broadcast voice messages
- The voicemail systems can store voice messages for an extended period of time.
- You will be notified when you receive a voicemail through your mobile phone or pager.
- You can have and set up different greetings to different users.
- Voicemail systems allow you to transfer and save voice messages to storage media like your hard drive, which you can also send as an attachment with email messages.
- There are new voicemail services available, which allows you to play back your Voicemail online or by email.
It lets you check your Voicemail without having to listen to everything, and your Voicemail is presented to you like a list like your email.
How to set up Voicemail on an Android device
First, you’ll have to apply for a voicemail number from your telephone service provider by calling your service provider and inquiring about the service, the cost, and all the other details. After you have the number, you need to enter Settings and Choose 'Call' or 'Phone.' Then select the 'Voicemail' option, which will redirect you to 'Voicemail settings.' After which you enter your voicemail number to set it up.
How to set up Voicemail on an iPhone
Similar to the Android setup, you need to contact your service provider to receive a voicemail number. After that is done, you need to enter the Phone section and select Voicemail, which is represented by the tape icon which is present at the bottom right of the screen.
Select Set Up Now, and you will be prompted to capture your password twice. Now, you can record a custom greeting by selecting Custom and then Record the message that you want. You can do that rather than using the generic greeting that's already available, which is the Default option. Then you stop the recording when you're done and then save the message by selecting Save. And your iPhone is now set up with a voicemail system.