Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Send SMS notifications for each received voice mail

Using a VoIP service as a PSTN landline replacement is a common practice these days. The majority of VoIP providers offer free voicemail boxes with the ability to deliver messages by email as attached .wav files. Although some providers send also wireless notifications, not all of them have this option.

Using the following trick is possible to implement wireless notifications (via SMS) no matter if the VoIP provider supports it or not. All you have to do is to configure your VoIP account to send voice mails to a Yahoo mail address ( ). Then, setup a filter on your Yahoo account options page to match all emails containing voice mails and make sure you specify to forward them to your wireless device.

Tip: Don’t delete those voice mails from your account. The 1GB storage capacity offered by Yahoo! should be enough to receive hundreds of voice mails.

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