This affects G1 owners only; emails are being sent out to those of you who signed up to participate in the new service to manage calls and voicemail on your Android phone. Here’s what to expect:
Features of Voice Plus Beta:
- Call Divert: Carve out a little peace and quiet by sending selected numbers straight to voicemail without ringing your phone.
- Call Defer: Let callers know you’re busy and schedule a convenient time for you to call them back.Â Send them a text message that acknowledges their call and that you will respond at a later time.
- Visual Voicemail: Easily manage your voicemail! View a list of who left a voicemail, with the time of the message and its length.Â Choose which to listen to now and which to review later.
- City ID: Get more information about the calls you receive.Â The city and state information of incoming calls is displayed.
Between Google Voice and standard settings, this doesn’t offer anything I would be willing to wipe my phone for. Oh yes, if you want to get the Beta, you will need to update the G1’s software, wiping your phone in the process.Â T-Mobile does provide a few steps to walk you through the process so you can backup your data.Â If you run into any snags, you’re advised to not call Customer Care. Instead take your problems to the Voice Plus Beta forums.