I am considering switching to Virgin Mobile but I'm looking for some specific features, and it's not clear to me from the site if Virgin (or indeed any other UK provider) offers them.
I want email notifications for missed calls or new voicemails Ideally I would also like email transcriptions of voicemails, like Google Voice has.
SMS notifications are not much use if ..
a) the phone is off or out of battery
b) the phone is elsewhere and muted. I'm often using a tablet in one room or a PC in another room where I can see emails but I don't want to carry my phone around the house with me.
c) a different SIM is in the phone, when travelling abroad. When I arrive home and reinsert my UK SIM card I often find missed calls and voicemails. Why couldn't I be notified of these events by email? Google Voice has this feature but sadly has not been rolled out in the UK.
For case of travelling overseas I would even put up with logging into Virgin's website once a day to listen to my voicemails. Does Virgin Mobile offer this or have any plans to do so?
Re: Email notifications for voicemail or missed call?
There are third-party services that offer these features (Hullomail, VoxSci, Voicefeed) but frustratingly Virgin Mobile doesn't allow Conditional Call Forwarding which makes it rather hard for me to justify spending my money with Virgin.