Google Voice remains a pretty useful service if you want your voice mails turned into text messages. However, it’s ability to do so accurately is a little hit and miss. Indeed, there are numerous websites that contain hilarious Google Voice transcriptions, often on Tumblr blogs. Plus, Google Voice is only available in the US. VoxSci is a service which has been operating for a while in the UK, but has now launched an iPhone and Android app to do what Google Voice does, but for the rest of us outside the US.
VoxSci converts the first 50 characters of your voicemail for free, however the user can listen to the entire voicemail within the App. if the user wants the voicemail fully transcribed they will need to subscribe. To get the whole voicemail converted to text costs £5, £10 or £25 per month with payment charged to an iTunes Account on the iPhone.
VoxSci has a number of useful features including voicemail search and you can respond; by text, email or call. There are numerous other features.
Alternatives like Hullomail charge for the first 10 seconds of a voicemail to be transcribed and don’t have the ability to fully transcribe a voicemail. Also Hullomail charge to copy voicemails to emails whereas VoxSci doesn’t.
The main difference between the service and Google Voice can be summed up in one word: quality. It’s by far the most accurate voice to text service I’ve come across and is worth checking out.