So, I ditched my Windows Mobile phone (which I loved) for the iPad and now carry a basic flip phone for making calls. I have texting pretty well figured out - when someone sends me a text, I reply from the iPad with Text+. One of the things I missed from my old Windows Mobile phone, however, was the PhoneFusion voicemail app that received your voicemail as wave files instead of going through Verizon's voicemail system. I hate dialing into a phone number and following voice prompts to get voice mail.
So, a few days after I made the switch, I get some strange text messages on my new phone that looked like gibberish. Finally, i figured out that I still had Verizon set to forward my voicemail to PhoneFusion's system and the texts were how they communicate with the windows mobile app. This gave me an idea and it actually works!
Here' how I got voicemail sent to my iPad.
1. I went to the PhoneFusion website and changed my account to say that my phone was windows mobile on ATT.
2.I went to the app store on my iPad and downloaded the PhoneFusion iPhone version.
3. I entered my PhoneFusion account info into the iPhone app
Now, when someone leaves a message on my cell phone, I get a popup push notification on the iPad and I can play the message on my iPad. No need to dial into an phone system to get my voicemail!
Now, I dont know how you would set this up from scratch, I'm guessing you could just sign up as though you have an iPhone and it would work. You also have to have your phone carrier forward your voicemail to VoiceFusions system. They will have instructions for that when you install the app.